Marius Zaharia

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Between January 1982 and December 1983 stereo colour photography covering 10 standard fields of 30 degrees and fluorescein angiography were performed in 64 consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus who had no clinical evidence of diabetic retinopathy. Fifty-two patients were excluded on the basis of the slightest photographic or angiographic evidence of(More)
Two series of experiments are reported on incremental increases of ischemia and monitoring of recovery from total ischemia of varying duration. In the first, rods show hyper-responses and cones do not; changes in amplitude and delays appear at higher levels of ischemia in cones than they do in rods. In the second series, cones do not recover up to control(More)
Dextromethorphan has been shown to protect against ischemic tissue damage. We investigated the effects of dextromethorphan on electroretinographic oscillatory potentials in retinal ischemia. Retinal ischemia was induced in rabbits by increasing intraocular pressure to 120 mm Hg for 30, 60 or 90 minutes. Dextromethorphan was intravenously administered before(More)
The interaction of retinal dopamine depletion and partial ischemia on the a- and b-wave amplitudes and implicit times of the electroretinogram was examined in adult pigmented rabbits. Seven days after 6-hydroxydopamine treatment, which resulted in a depletion of the amine, partial retinal ischemia was induced by raising the intraocular pressure. As(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine whether dextromethorphan (DM), a potent N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist, could attenuate the effects of ischemia on rabbit ERG. Retinal ischemia was induced by increasing intraocular pressure to 120 mm Hg for 30, 60, or 90 min. DM was intravenously administered before ischemia and maintained throughout the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the role of dopamine in experimentally induced retinal ischemia. Experiment 1 was designed to study the effects of ischemic levels on dopamine (DA) metabolism. Experiment 2 evaluated the effects of ischemic duration on DA metabolism. The effects of recirculation time after ischemia on DA metabolism were investigated in experiment 3. (More)
In order to better understand the role of Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) in mammalian retina, the dose related effects of human CGRP (hCGRP) on rabbit electroretinogram (ERG) were examined in the present study. CGRP was administered intraocularly in doses of 0.1, 1.0 and 10.0 micrograms. ERG A- and B-wave as well as oscillatory potentials (P1, P2,(More)