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PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of mechanical implantation of a continuous intrastromal ring in keratoconus. DESIGN Prospective, interventional, nonrandomized, case series. METHODS The MyoRing (Dioptex GmbH) was implanted after creation of an intrastromal pocket for 95 eyes of 95 patients with moderate and advanced keratoconus. All patients had at least(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of accelerated and conventional corneal cross-linking (CXL) procedures regarding their effect on morphological and optical properties of the cornea. METHODS One hundred fifty-three eyes of 153 patients were evaluated before and during a 15-month follow-up period after CXL (76 eyes in the conventional group and 77 eyes in(More)
PURPOSE To report the incidence of endophthalmitis after senile cataract surgery and to describe the epidemiology and main risk factors. DESIGN Retrospective, single-center, cross-sectional descriptive study. PARTICIPANTS Patients who underwent cataract surgery in Farabi Eye Hospital from 2006 through 2014. METHODS All patients were evaluated(More)
PURPOSE To assess the clinical outcomes after continuous intracorneal ring (ICR) implantation for the management of keratoconus using femtosecond laser technology. SETTING Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized consecutive case series. METHODS All patients presented with reduced(More)
PURPOSE To quantitatively analyze central corneal thickness (CCT) in patients with primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and to evaluate its correlation with severity of glaucoma. METHODS In this retrospective study, records of patients with previously diagnosed POAG or PACG at a tertiary glaucoma service were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to compare the quality of sedation with 3 different sedation regimens in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE) in pediatric patients. METHODS One hundred fifty consecutive children who underwent UGIE were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 medication regimens. Patients in group A (n = 49) received placebo. Forty-five(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of intrastromal MyoRing (Dioptex, GmbH, Linz, Austria) implantation at 2 different depths of 250 and 300 μm. METHODS This was a prospective interventional randomized controlled trial, a pilot study. Keratoconic patients with keratometry values between 48 and 52 diopters were randomly(More)
PURPOSE To describe the outcome of complete intrastromal ring (MyoRing, DIOPTEX GmBH, Linz, Austria) implantation following intrastromal corneal ring segment (Intacs, Addition Technology, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) implantation for severe keratoconus. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A MyoRing was implanted in a keratoconic patient who had undergone a previous(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate changes in corneal endothelial cell counts after pterygium surgery with application of mitomycin C (MMC) either on the perilimbal sclera or in the subconjunctival space. DESIGN Prospective, randomized interventional study. METHODS Fifty-six eyes of 56 patients with primary pterygium underwent excision followed by removal of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy, predictability, safety, contrast sensitivity, higher-order aberrations (HOAs), and patient satisfaction after tissue-saving photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and conventional PRK. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran Medical University, Tehran, Iran. DESIGN Comparative case series. METHODS(More)