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PURPOSE To compare phacoemulsification-related endothelial cell loss in eyes with previous penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), previous deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), or no previous corneal surgery. SETTING Ophthalmology Clinic, Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. DESIGN Comparative case series. METHODS Eyes(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of a 2-month topical interferon alpha 2b treatment in patients with refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis. METHODS Twelve (10 male, 2 female) patients with refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis received topical treatment with one million IU/mL interferon alpha 2b 4 times a day for 2 months.(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the visual and refractive outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) for keratoconus. SETTING Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey. DESIGN Cohort study. METHODS Patients with compound myopic astigmatism after DALK and a(More)
To compare the biomechanical properties of the cornea in eyes with no previous surgery, with keratoconus with previous penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and with keratoconus with previous deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using the Reichert Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA). One hundred twenty eyes of 120 patients were included in this prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE Because patients with keratoconus tend to wear contact lens for a long period of time, they are more prone to ocular surface changes induced by the lenses. This study aimed to compare immunohistochemical changes induced by two different types of contact lenses in patients with keratoconus. METHODS Twenty-four contact lens-naive keratoconus(More)
PURPOSE To compare the postoperative macular thickness changes using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes that underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Sixty eyes of 60 patients (32 male, 28 female) with keratoconus who underwent corneal(More)
A 65-year-old woman with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome and a history of Ahmed glaucoma drainage (AGD) tube implantation underwent Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in her right eye. During the procedure, filling the anterior chamber with air was quite difficult due to escape of air via the AGD tube and a complete air fill of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) as a tamponading agent after donor placement during Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) surgery and to compare the outcomes with those of air. METHODS Forty-four eyes of 44 consecutive patients who underwent DSEK were included in the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the visual outcomes, intraocular pressure (IOP), and endothelial cell loss caused by trabeculectomy (TRAB) and Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation in patients who had previously undergone penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). The data from all patients who underwent surgical treatment of glaucoma after PKP were reviewed at(More)