Hasan Basri Cakmak

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PURPOSE To evaluate the short-term effects of intravitreal bevacizumab on retrobulbar hemodynamics in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS This study was carried out at Ataturk Training and Research Hospital 1st Ophthalmology Clinic, Ankara. Fourteen patients with neovascular AMD, who were treated with intravitreal(More)
To investigate the efficacy of single-dose intravitreal dexamethasone implantation in the treatment of persistent diabetic macular edema (DME) unresponsive to 3 consecutive ranibizumab injections over a period of 6 months. Forty-one patients with a previous history of treatment for DME including at least three consecutive intravitreal ranibizumab injections(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the variations in biomechanical properties of the cornea in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS A total of 53 RA patients, and 25 healthy individuals (control group) were enrolled. Rheumatoid arthritis patients were classified as in active phase (group 1; n=24) or in remission phase (group 2; n=29). Corneal biomechanical(More)
PURPOSE To assess the preoperative patient characteristics that may predict outcomes of keratoconus 2 years after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in pediatric patients with keratoconus. METHODS This retrospective study included 72 eyes of 52 consecutive patients with keratoconus under the age of 18 with 2-year follow-up after CXL. Subgroup analysis(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of patients with vitreomacular traction syndrome (VMT) treated with triamcinolone acetonid (TA) assisted 23-gauge (23-G) transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy. METHODS Restrospective, case series. The medical charts of 13 eyes of 13 consecutive patients with VMT who underwent 23-gauge transconjunctival pars plana(More)
A 58-year-old man admitted to our opthalmology department with the complaint of branch retinal vein occlusion. He was treated with intravitreal Ozurdex in the right eye. Two days after the injection, the patient presented with ocular pain and the visual acuity was hand movement. A diagnosis of endophthalmitis was made. We performed emergent pars plana(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine important factors causing decentration after laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK). PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 223 cases (446 eyes) were evaluated after LASEK using corneal topography to determine the amount of decentration. Decentration and pupillary offset values and their components on the nasal,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the natural course of silicone oil emulsification after silicone oil tamponade usage in retinal detachment surgery. The presence of a group of patients whose silicone oil tamponades we preferred to keep as long as possible because of high risk of redetachment enabled us to investigate the course of in vivo silicone oil emulsification.(More)
Biodegradable implants are promising drug delivery systems for sustained release ocular drug delivery with the benefits such as minimum systemic side effects, constant drug concentration at the target site and getting cleared without surgical removal. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common disease characterized with the changes in ocular epithelia surface and(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors which affect mesopic pupil diameter in refractive surgery patients. SETTING This retrospective study was performed at the 1st Ophthalmology Clinic in Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. METHODS Medical records of 412 refractive surgery candidates who applied between 2006 and 2008 were reviewed.(More)