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A 40-year-old female patient with a 5-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus was referred to our policlinic with complaints of erythema, atrophy, and telangiectasia on the upper eyelids for 8 months. No associated mucocutaneous lesion was present. Biopsy taken by our ophthalmology department revealed discoid lupus erythematosus. Topical tacrolimus was(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 compare change of macular thickness after uneventful cataract surgery and after cataract surgery complicated with vitreous loss, using optic coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS Twenty eyes of 20 patients who underwent cataract surgery complicated with posterior capsular tear participated in this retrospective study (Group 2). The fellow eyes of(More)
Purpose. We aimed to describe a unique case in which a patient developed unilateral optic neuritis and angle-closure glaucoma as a result of snake envenomation. Case Report. Approximately 18 hours after envenomation, a 67-year-old female patient described visual impairment and severe pain in her left eye (LE). The patient's best corrected visual acuity was(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the changes in macular thickness following inferior oblique muscle recession surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight eyes from 21 patients undergoing ocular muscle surgery were included. Patients were grouped into three groups based on the type of surgical intervention: Group I (n = 12), inferior oblique recession(More)
To the Editor We read with interest the paper of Al-Bishri 1 titled " Evaluation of biomedical research in Saudi Arabia'' published in the Saudi Medical Journal. In this article, an important erratum appears. While the author stated that the study comprised the period of 2010-2011 years in abstract section, in the methods section it was mentioned that the(More)
Dear Editor, Cho et al. [1] described the " Sutureless intrascleral pocket technique of transscleral fixation of intraocular lens in previous vitrectomized eyes'' in April issue. The authors prepare two scleral pockets with a crescent knife 2 mm from the limbus and opposed 180 degree each other without any conjunctival dissection. Following, they enter into(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)