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Free radicals and oxidative damage play roles in aging and age-related ocular diseases such as cataracts, so defensive mechanisms become important factors for protection. Because N-acetylation is involved in a wide variety of detoxification processes, this study was conducted to examine the relationship between the acetylator phenotypes and genotypes in a(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the levels of selenium (Se), an essential trace element, in aqueous humor, conjunctival specimens, and serum of patients with pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome and control subjects; and to determine the role of Se in the development and pathogenesis of PEX syndrome. DESIGN A prospective case-control study. METHODS Twenty-seven(More)
To find out whether the polymorphism at GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1 loci is associated with increased susceptibility to glaucoma. We genotyped 153 primary open angle patients and 159 healthy controls. Genomic DNA from peripheral blood was examined using polymerase chain reaction and defined for the genetic polymorphisms of glutathione S-transferase. The(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apo E) is directly involved in the amyloid deposition and fibril formation and is present in many cerebral and systemic amyloidoses immunologically. It is encoded by a polymorphic gene and it has three common alleles-epsilon2, epsilon3, and epsilon4. Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is characterized by the deposition throughout the body of focal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate posterior chamber lens implantation techniques and their results in patients in whom posterior capsular rupture and zonular dialysis arose during cataract operation. METHODS Forty-three cataractous eyes of 43 consecutive patients with complicated cataract operations such as posterior capsular rupture or zonular dialysis were accepted(More)
A 12-year-old girl presented with ptosis 10 days after falling onto glass that penetrated the frontotemporal region. The immediate ptosis and palpable mass was attributed to an undetected foreign body. CT demonstrated a radiopaque foreign body. During surgery, the foreign body removed was found to be a piece of glass from a soda bottle. The ptosis resolved(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical features and visual outcomes in patients with traumatic subconjunctival crystalline lens dislocation. SETTING Izmir Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Izmir, Turkey. METHODS The clinical records of 5 patients with subconjunctival crystalline lens dislocation secondary to blunt trauma(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the distribution of GSTM1, GSTP1, and GSTT1 gene polymorphisms in exfoliation syndrome (XFS) and the possible associations between the presence of exfoliation syndrome and glutathione S-transferase (GST) gene polymorphisms. METHODS Using a real-time polymerase chain reaction, GSTM1, GSTP1, and GSTT1 gene polymorphisms were detected in(More)
PURPOSE Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and carcinostatic properties. In this study, the efficacy of CAPE in endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rats is investigated. METHODS EIU was induced by a footpad injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). In the treatment group, 10 micromol/kg(More)
This study investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), a natural bee-produced compound, and compared it with corticosteroids in the treatment of experimentally induced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) endophthalmitis in addition to intravitreal antibiotics. An experimental endophthalmitis model(More)