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OBJECTIVE To compare the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), the macular volume, and the macular thickness of the amblyopic eye with those of the non-amblyopic eye in patients with unilateral strabismic amblyopia using optical coherence tomography (OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS OCT was performed for 14 patients with unilateral strabismic(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the acute effect of caffeine on intraocular pressure and retrobulbar blood flow velocity. METHODS In this randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, prospective study, we examined the effects of single 300-mg oral administration of caffeine on retrobulbar arteries' hemodynamics by using color Doppler ultrasonography imaging(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of EMLA cream and local dry cold application for pain relief before periocular botulinum toxin injection, and to compare these two methods. METHODS In this prospective study, 40 patients underwent bilateral periocular botulinum injections for blepharospasm treatment or wrinkle reduction. Patients were divided into three(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to review the epidemiology and visual outcome of patients with open globe injuries in the northwest part of Turkey. METHODS All patients admitted to the Department of Ophthalmology, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine with open globe injuries between 2004-2008 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS Ninety-five eyes of 95 patients,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the adherence of Staphylococcus epidermidis on AcrySof (Alcon) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) intraocular lenses (IOLs) treated with vancomycin, teicoplanin, and cefuroxime. SETTING Kocaeli University, School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey. METHODS The lenses were contaminated with S epidermidis solutions containing 10(8)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the levels of serum antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS), pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PXG), primary open-angle glaucoma, and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective study included 17 patients with PXS, 19 patients with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma, 15 patients with primary(More)
PURPOSE To compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering effect and safety of latanoprost, travoprost given every evening, and the fixed combination dorzolamide + timolol (DTFC) given twice daily in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PXG). METHODS This randomized, prospective, investigator-masked study has been conducted with 50 PXG patients. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with unilateral pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS) without glaucoma by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS 22 patients with unilateral PXS were evaluated. Group 1 included the eyes with the pseudoexfoliation, group 2 included the fellow eyes; 18 age-matched normal(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of bevacizumab applied either subconjunctivally or topically, in a rat model of corneal neovascularization induced by alkali burn. METHODS The right corneas of 24 Wistar-Albino rats were cauterized with silver nitrate sticks. The rats were divided randomly and equally into three groups: no treatment control (n=8),(More)