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This study reports the outcomes of therapeutic penetrating keratoplasties, defined as keratoplasties performed to eradicate active infectious corneal diseases or to repair a structural defect of the cornea. The records of 24 eyes of 24 patients (17 female and 7 male) treated with therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty between 2002 and 2010 were evaluated(More)
Ligneous conjunctivitis (LC) is a rare form of bilateral chronic recurrent disease in which thick membranes form on the palpebral conjunctiva and other mucosal sites. We report the clinical features and describe the management of two cases. Case 1 was an 8-month-old patient with bilateral membranous conjunctivitis. Case 2 was a 5-year-old patient with(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the factors that influence final visual acuity (VA) in open globe injuries. METHODS The records of patients with open globe injuries who were followed for longer than 6 months between 1998 and 2009 in two different centers were retrospectively reviewed. The data collected included patients' demographics as well as their initial(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of full-time patching regimen on the treatment of amblyopia in children aged 10-16 years. METHODS Forty-seven patients with a mean age of 12.09 ± 1.65 years were included in this study. All of the patients received eye patching for the entire day, 6 days a week, during the first 3 months. The patients who achieved visual(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prognostic value of a new ocular trauma score (OTS) in pediatric penetrating injuries. METHODS Children ≤ 15 years of age that presented to the emergency room with penetrating eye injuries between April 2007 and August 2008 were evaluated prospectively. All patients were reviewed on the basis of age, gender, time of injury and how it(More)
OBJECTIVE Involutional ectropion and entropion are characterized by excessive horizontal eyelid length, which is thought to be secondary to laxity of the medial and lateral canthal tendons and to the stretching of the tarsus. Histopathological features of the surgical eyelid specimens from patients with involutional ectropion and entropion were evaluated.(More)
PURPOSE To determine demographic, etiologic, clinical characteristics, visual outcome, and the factors affecting visual prognosis in children with open globe injuries. METHODS The medical records of 82 patients under the age of 16 years who presented with open globe injuries from January 1998 to January 2009 were retrospectively examined. Age, sex,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the results of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) combined with mitomycin C (MMC) to the results of free conjunctival autograft (CA) combined with MMC for the treatment of patients with recurrent pterygium. METHODS In this prospective study, 60 eyes of 55 patients with recurrent pterygium were included and randomly assigned into(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the biochemical changes on the oxidant/antioxidant balance in corneal and lens tissues in rabbits, and to determine the relative corneal endothelial toxicities following the injection of intracameral anaesthetic agents: levobupivacaine 0.5% or lidocaine 2%. METHODS The experiment was conducted using New Zealand rabbits. The(More)
Takayasu's, or "pulseless," disease is a rare, idiopathic, chronic granulomatous vasculitis that affects large arterial blood vessels. Ocular manifestations occur as a consequence of obliteration of the carotid artery, and ocular ischemia may develop. A 14-year-old girl with progressive visual loss and ocular ischemic syndrome secondary to Takayasu's(More)