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PURPOSE To evaluate choroidal thickness in diabetes patients using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS We examined 203 eyes of 203 diabetic participants and 48 eyes of 48 healthy controls. The choroidal thickness at the foveal lesion was measured by enhanced-depth imaging optical coherence tomography. The participants were grouped(More)
The aim of the current study was to evaluate macular function before and after surgery for idiopathic epiretinal membranes with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling by means of multifocal electroretinography (ERG). Eighteen eyes of 18 patients who underwent vitrectomy with ILM removal were included. Best corrected visual acuity, optical coherence(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effect of an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab alone (IVB) or combined with triamcinolone (IVB/IVT) versus triamcinolone (IVT) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). METHODS In this randomized three-arm clinical trial, eligible eyes were assigned randomly to one of the three study arms: the IVB group, 2 injections of(More)
Reporter-gene-based microbial biosensors have high potential for detecting small molecules, including heavy metal ions (HMIs), in a sensitive and selective manner by involving low costs. However, the sensitivity and dynamic range of the sensing mechanism are largely limited by the conventional culture environment that relies on the batch-type addition of(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab injection in the treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). In a prospective interventional case series, 40 eyes of 40 patients with idiopathic CSC at least 3 months in duration were included. Patients were treated with once or twice intravitreal bevacizumab injections initially and completed at(More)
To evaluate dry eye symptoms, tear film function and ocular surface changes in patients with psoriasis. The Dry Eye Questionnaire and ophthalmic examination including the Schirmer test, tear break-up time, corneal fluorescein test, meibomian gland obstruction and conjunctival impression cytology were assessed in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.(More)
AIMS To compare clinical outcomes for patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) undergoing either focal laser photocoagulation or photodynamic therapy (PDT). METHODS 26 eyes of 26 patients with symptomatic CSC underwent focal laser photocoagulation or half-dose PDT, as appropriate. Best-corrected visual acuity, optical coherence tomography and(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical implications of outer foveolar defects on optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes treated surgically for macular hole (MH). DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. METHODS Ninety-six eyes of 93 subjects who had undergone surgery for the treatment of idiopathic MH were included. Clinical data, including OCT(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the levels of aqueous humor cytokines in the eyes of patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) before an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. METHODS In a prospective interventional trial, 20 eyes of 20 patients with symptomatic CSC of at least 3 months duration and 20 eyes of 20 patients with cataract as control were(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine aqueous vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) levels in patients with central serous chori-oretinopathy (CSC) before a single intravitreal bevacizumab injection. METHODS Twelve eyes with symptomatic CSC were included. Samples from patients with cataracts served as controls.(More)