Gurkan Erdogan

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PURPOSE To identify the incidence of and risk factors associated with the development of glaucoma after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS A retrospective study was carried out between September 1996 and January 2007 with 729 patients' 749 eyes, which underwent penetrating keratoplasty at the 1st Eye Clinic at Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of long scleral tunnel technique used in Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation in preventing tube exposure through conjunctiva. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients of adult age, who were unresponsive to maximum medical treatment and underwent AGV implantation, were divided into two groups and investigated retrospectively.(More)
To evaluate the approach to management of iatrogenic crystalline lens injury occurred during intravitreal injection (IVI). The patients who were managed operatively or followed-up without intervention after the iatrogenic lens injury due to IVI were included in the study. Capsular breaks remained either quiescent or resulted in cataract formation in the(More)
PURPOSE To identify any patterns in the cause of anterior uveitis in a Turkish population and compare them with results from previous studies. METHODS The clinical records of 75 patients between January 2009 and January 2010 were retrospectively analyzed and classified as anterior uveitis according to Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature criteria.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate in a comparative manner the safety and efficacy of 1.0% sodium-Hyaluronate used during capsulorhexis and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in phacoemulsification surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS 1.0% sodium-Hyaluronate, which is commonly used as one of the ophthalmic viscoelastic devices, was compared to intraocular irrigating(More)
A 30-year-old female patient presented to our clinic because of lacrimation from an orifice close to the left lower eyelid. Ocular examinations and analyses revealed uterus didelphys and unilateral renal agenesis associated with a left lacrimal fistula. The patient underwent fistulectomy and external dacryocystorhinostomy. We decided to report on this(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) versus observation in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS In a retrospective comparative study, records of 45 patients with CSCR were reviewed. Twenty-two patients received IVB (1.25 mg/0.05 ml) while 23 subjects were observed. All subjects underwent measurement(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of a single intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection on blood flow parameters in the ophthalmic artery (OA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) in infants with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective and interventional study included 15 infants with ROP who were treated with IVB. Peak systolic(More)
Vehicles are usually equipped with driver assistance systems such as anti-lock brake, traction control and lateral stability control systems. Although the forces maneuvering a vehicle are generated inside the tire contact patch, state of the art control systems have no feedback directly from the tires. Instead, observers based on indirect measurements are(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) and vitiligo are diseases of unknown etiology. Interferon (IFN) alpha therapy is commonly used in Behçet uveitis. Interferon treatment in various diseases have also been observed causing certain autoimmune diseases such as vitiligo because of its immunomodulatory activity. The association between IFN therapy and vitiligo has been(More)