Masoomeh Eghtedari

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Background. The aim of this study was to investigate maspin and ezrin expression in different subtypes of periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Methods. Tissue samples from 43 patients with periocular BCC. Our cases were comprised of 10 morpheaform, 25 nodular, and 8 adenoid type BCCs. Immunohistochemical staining for maspin and ezrin was performed by(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence has suggested a role for toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) in experimental models of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). To date, however, few data exist about TLR3 in human AMD. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of TLR3 in human choroidal neovascular (CNV) membranes. METHODS Immunostaining for TLR3 was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using the Melles technique in granular corneal dystrophy. METHODS Seven eyes from 5 patients who underwent DALK using Melles technique for granular corneal dystrophy were included in this study. The parameters evaluated included patients'(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) in the treatment of experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis endophthalmitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experimental endophthalmitis induced in one eye of 38 rabbits by intravitreal injection of Staphylococcus epidermidis. The infected rabbits were randomly divided into(More)
PURPOSE Superior oblique lengthening with a silicone retinal band is used to treat superior oblique overaction (SOOA); however, secondary infection, implant extrusion, orbital cellulitis, and adhesion may occur. We present a method of superior oblique tendon elongation in which autogenous fascia lata is used to decrease the likelihood of these(More)
Since alkaline substances can rapidly penetrate into the cornea and subsequently damage limbal stem cells, another source of stem cells may be necessary to reconstruct the ocular surface. Omentum has some such characteristics like ability to regenerate tissue as well as anti-inflammatory capacity. Presence of adult stem cells and pluripotent embryonic cell(More)
PURPOSE To present a rare presentation of optic nerve glioma (ONG) with total intraocular extension. METHODS A 44-year-old man with a history of loss of vision since childhood and recent development of progressive disfiguring proptosis was referred. RESULTS The vision in the affected eye was no light perception, and a proptosis of about 2-3 mm was(More)
In this report, we describe a patient with drug-induced liver failure who developed endogenous endophthalmitis after liver transplantation. Our patient's clinical course was so fulminant that the eye was lost in less than 1 month, without any response to therapy. Recognition of this infection is important because many patients die of disseminated(More)
Schwannomas located in the eye are extremely rare and mainly arise from ciliary nerves. Ocular schwannoma usually present in the choroid, ciliary body or rarely sclera as a benign solitary amelanotic lesions. A 41-year-old woman presented with a history of decreased vision in her right eye of 3 months duration. She had an amelanotic lesion in the nasal side(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of corticosteroid therapy on corneal wound healing is controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of combination therapy with dexamethasone and acetylcysteine at different times and durations on experimentally-induced corneal wounds and haze in rabbits. METHODS Eighteen adult New Zealand white rabbits were(More)