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BACKGROUND To investigate the frequency of prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy among bimatoprost, latanoprost and travoprost users. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS The study group included 105 patients who were using one of the drugs in one eye for more than 1 month, and the other eye was used as a control. MAIN(More)
PURPOSE To identify clinical and microbiologic factors influencing the prevalence and visual outcomes in endophthalmitis after deadly-weapon-related open-globe injuries. METHODS In a retrospective study of 228 eyes of 212 patients with deadly-weapon-related open-globe injuries, clinical and microbiologic factors influencing the prevalence and visual(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the role of 1-glutamine, short chain fatty acid, prednisolone, and mesalazine (5-aminosalicylic acid) enemas on mucosal damage and inflammation in experimental colitis. METHODS Colitis was induced in rats with trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid in ethanol. Saline (n = 14), prednisolone (n = 13), 5-aminosalicylic(More)
PURPOSE To describe mechanisms and injury characteristics influencing visual outcomes in eyes with open-globe injuries caused by deadly weapons and to apply the classification system introduced by the Ocular Trauma Classification Group. METHODS Two-hundred-twenty-eight eyes of 212 consecutive patients, who were mostly injured in military confrontation,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate possible corneal biomechanical changes in patients with diabetes mellitus and understand the influence of such changes on intraocular pressure measurements. METHODS The study group was composed of 120 eyes from 61 healthy control subjects and 81 eyes from 43 diabetic subjects. IOP was measured first with an ocular response analyzer(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between corneal biomechanical properties and confocal microscopy (CM) findings in normal and keratoconic eyes. METHODS The study consisted of 28 eyes of 28 healthy volunteers and 23 eyes of 15 patients with keratoconus. The diagnosis of keratoconus was made with corneal topography and clinical findings. The corneal(More)
BACKGROUND Various mediators inducing positive effects on eyelash growth (trichomegaly) have been shown to contribute to the pathogenesis of ocular inflammation. Based on our clinical observations, we examined the relation between trichomegaly and uveitis. METHODS The study was conducted as a prospective case-control study at Gulhane Military Medical(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and complication rates of laser suture lysis (LSL) or releasable sutures techniques after trabeculectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight eyes of 43 consecutive patients with uncomplicated glaucoma who were recruited for primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 and group 2 comprised 27(More)
Intraoperative or postoperative use of mitomycin C is one of the treatment options to reduce the recurrence of pterygia. Scleral necrosis, a potentially blinding complication after mitomycin C use, has been among great concern in ophthalmic practice. A patient is presented in whom scleral necrosis developed 20 days after a pterygiectomy with bare sclera(More)
To investigate whether heavy habitual smoking affects microstructures and functions of the macula, 45 age- (20-39 years old) and sex-matched adult smokers (≥1 box/day for ≥5 years) and 45 nonsmokers (controls) were enrolled in this case-control study. Central macular thickness (CMT), macular autofluorescent pigment density (MAPD), macular electroretinogram(More)