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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to assess the vision-specific quality-of-life (VS-QoL) of Greek glaucoma patients, and the impact of potential influencing factors. METHODS This was a 2-center, cross-sectional study. One hundred twenty-one patients were recruited from the outpatient glaucoma service and 100 successfully responded to the self-administered,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our study was to investigate the biomechanical properties of the cornea in primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) and to identify the potential ocular determinants, which affect the corneal biomechanical metrics. METHODS Corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF) and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured in 26 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to assess the intra-session, inter-session and inter-observer repeatability of curvature and aberrometric measurements of Pentacam-derived posterior corneal surface in normal control (CG), keratoconic (KCG) and after corneal collagen cross-linked (CXLG) groups. METHODS This was a prospective, clinic-based, observational study that(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the reliability and construct validity of a Greek version of the NEI-VFQ-25 in patients with chronic ophthalmic diseases. METHODS We developed the Greek version of the instrument using forward and backward translation. One hundred-eighty-six patients responded to the questionnaire. To examine reliability, Cronbach's alpha for each(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the contribution of reference bodies for elevation maps in diagnosis of keratoconus (KC) and forme fruste keratoconus (FFK). METHODS Study groups included (1) 80 eyes with KC, (2) 55 eyes with FFK, and (3) 95 eyes as control eyes. The maximum elevation value at the central 5 mm of the posterior cornea (MEL) and the elevation value at(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the reproducibility of different Scheimpflug imaging-derived reference bodies in normal, keratoconus (KC), and crosslinked (CXL) eyes. METHODS In this prospective, observational study, 40 participants populated the control group (CG), while 33 and 34 patients formed the KC group and the CXL group, respectively. One eye was randomly(More)
PURPOSE To determine the variability in Scheimpflug image-derived posterior elevation measurements in eyes with keratoconus or corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). SETTING Eye Institute of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS Two operators in 2 sessions obtained posterior elevation measurements using the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the therapeutic effect of corneal cross-linking (CXL) in 2 cases of bullous keratopathy combined with corneal ulcer. METHODS Two patients (2 eyes) were recruited for the sake of the study. Both suffered from bullous keratopathy and presented a gradually deteriorating, vision-threatening, central corneal ulcer, despite intense local(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the contribution of Fourier analysis of videokeratographic data in the diagnosis of subclinical keratoconus and keratoconus. SETTING Eye Institute of Thrace, Democritus University, Alexandroupolis, Greece. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS The following Pentacam-derived parameters, resulting from Fourier decomposition of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and compare it with that of healthy controls. Additionally, our study aims to investigate the possible risk factors for poor quality of life in AMD patients. METHODS Participants in the study were 114 patients with AMD, 63 male and(More)