Dimitrios Kourkoutas

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BACKGROUND To compare disease progression in glaucoma evaluated by means of the Heidelberg retina tomograph (HRT II) or by expert clinical assessment of colour stereophotographs of the optic nerve head (ONH). METHODS One eye each of 54 subjects with glaucoma was reviewed using the HRT II and ONH stereophotographs. The ONH stereophotographs were assessed(More)
The present research investigates the relationship between the central corneal thickness (CCT), Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II (HRTII) structural measurements and intraocular pressure (IOP) using an innovative non-linear multivariable regression method in order to define the risk factors in future glaucoma development and patient management. The method is(More)
Aim. To investigate the ability of Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT3) Topographic Change Analysis (TCA) map to predict the subsequent development of clinical change, in patients with glaucoma. Materials. 61 eyes of 61 patients, which, from a retrospective review were defined as stable on optic nerve head (ONH) stereophotographs and visual field (VF), were(More)
BACKGROUND In distant eras, mythology was a form of expression used by many peoples. A study of the Greek myths reveals concealed medical knowledge, in many cases relating to the eye. METHODS An analysis was made of the ancient Greek texts for mythological references relating to an understanding of vision, visual abilities, the eye, its congenital and(More)
We present a simple, effective technique to remove an intraocular lens (IOL) via a very small incision (2.2 mm). After the IOL is carefully removed from the capsular bag, into the anterior chamber, 2 radial incisions, 35 degrees to 50 degrees apart, are made with a Vannas scissors. This results in 2 IOL pieces (maximum width of 2.70 mm) that can be easily(More)
Chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a progressive chorioretinopathy with widespread atrophic RPE abnormalities and serous retinal detachments (SRDs) present for 6 months or longer. We report a case of CSCR in a 38-year-old patient with Pigment Dispersion Syndrome (PDS). In the presented case of CSCR, the chronic course of the disease may in(More)
PURPOSE In this paper a new nonlinear multivariable regression method is presented in order to investigate the relationship between the central corneal thickness (CCT) and the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRTII) optic nerve head (ONH) topographic measurements, in patients with established glaucoma. METHODS Forty nine eyes of 49 patients with glaucoma were(More)
In this paper a new non-linear multivariable regression method is presented to investigate the existence of correlation between the central corneal thickness (CCT) and the optic nerve head (ONH) topographic measurements in patients with glaucoma. Specifically, the model is supplied with Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II data including optic nerve head(More)
Trachoma is an ancient disease that has survived until the present day and represents the most common cause of infectious blindness globally. This study reviews the main Greek medical sources of the period from the 1st to 7th century AD and presents the medical knowledge relating to trachoma, including its definition, clinical features, diagnosis,(More)
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