Ioannis M. Aslanides

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PURPOSE To evaluate postoperative pain, corneal epithelial healing, development of corneal haze, refractive outcomes, and corneal aberrations in a novel one-step, modified transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), termed All-surface laser ablation (ASLA), compared to conventional, alcohol-assisted PRK. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty eyes of 30(More)
PURPOSE To determine and correlate epithelial corneal thickness (pachymetric) measurements taken with a digital arc scanning very high frequency ultrasound biomicroscopy (HF UBM) imaging system (Artemis-II), and compare mean and central epithelial thickness among normal eyes, untreated keratoconic eyes, and keratoconic eyes previously treated with collagen(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy, predictability, and safety of topographically supported customized ablations (TOSCAs) for decentered ablations following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Nine patients (11 eyes) with LASIK-induced decentered ablations underwent TOSCA following flap lifting.(More)
PURPOSE We report our experience with the use of the matrix regenerating agent (RGTA) Cacicol(®) after reverse transepithelial all-surface laser ablation (ASLA)-SCHWIND to assess the safety, efficacy, pain, and epithelial healing. METHODS Forty eyes of 20 myopic patients were prospectively recruited to a randomized fellow eye study. Patients underwent(More)
PURPOSE To analyse visual, refractive and topographic outcomes of combining transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) with simultaneous corneal crosslinking for the visual rehabilitation of contact lens intolerant keratoconus patients. METHODS Patients with topographically significant keratoconus, limited corrected vision and intolerant of(More)
High frequency (50-MHz) ultrasound allows greater resolution (approximately 30 microns) and improved tissue differentiation of the anterior ocular structures than conventional (8-10 MHz) ultrasonic techniques. Spectral analysis of tissue acoustic backscatter is sensitive to both the concentration and size of tissue inhomogeneities. We studied the healing(More)
PURPOSE To review the results of photorefractive keratectomy used to treat astigmatism occurring after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS Seven patients who had undergone corneal transplantation previously and had significant postoperative astigmatism were included. All these patients were intolerant of spectacle and contact lens correction. Excimer laser(More)
PURPOSE Eyes with iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome have a high risk of failure in glaucoma filtering surgery failing. We investigated the efficacy of trabeculectomy with intraoperative mitomycin-C application in these patients. DESIGN Retrospective nonrandomized comparative trial with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS Ten patients(More)