Michael Yulish

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Two common alleles exist at the haptoglobin (Hp) locus, and the Hp2 allele is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, specifically in diabetes mellitus (DM). Oxidative stress is increased in Hp2 mice and humans with DM. Oxidative modification of the apolipoprotein A-I inhibits reverse cholesterol transport. We sought to test the(More)
BACKGROUND Corneal haze is a significant complication of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK). OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of ascorbic acid supplementation in addition to perioperative topical mitomycin-C for the prevention of haze after LASEK. METHODS We performed a retrospective, non-randomized(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the presence and activity of protein phosphatase-2A (PPase2A), protein phosphatase-2C (PPase2C), and protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) in the human aqueous humor (AH) of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and cataract and to study the correlation between these phosphatases and the redox state of the AH. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Eye injuries are common in sports. Sports-related eye injuries have the potential for major morbidity OBJECTIVES To investigate the occurrence and to classify sport-related eye trauma in northern Israel. METHODS We analyzed the records of the ophthalmology emergency department for the years 2007-2011 and classified the admissions according to(More)
Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of polybutylate-coated braided polyester (Ethibond* 5-0) suture for levator aponeurosis suturing to the anterior tarsal surface in involutional blepharoptosis repair surgery. Methods. Ten consecutive patients (16 eyes) with acquired blepharoptosis which resulted from levator aponeurosis dehiscence with good(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the occurrence and types of motor vehicle accident eye trauma in north Israel. METHODS The records between the years 2007-2011 of the Ophthalmology Emergency Room of one medical center were searched. Eye injuries due to motor vehicle accidents were classified according to type, severity of injury and demographic data of patients. (More)
Purpose. To investigate viral infection as a cause of punctal stenosis in individuals without any ocular or systemic risk factors. Methods. The study group comprised patients with no known cause for punctal occlusion who underwent surgery at one medical center during a one-year period. Excised tissue was subjected to histological examination, PCR, and(More)
PURPOSE To document the types of ocular trauma that occurs during the olive-harvesting season in a region of the Middle East. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ophthalmic assessments of all patients were performed by one ophthalmologist. Examinations included visual acuity, slit-lamp evaluation of the anterior segment, intraocular pressure measurement and posterior(More)
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