Milko E. Iliev

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PURPOSE To compare central retinal thickness (CRT) measurements in healthy eyes by different commercially available OCT instruments and to compare the intersession reproducibility of such measurements. METHODS Six different OCT instruments (Stratus OCT [Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Dublin, CA], SOCT Copernicus [Reichert/Optopol Technology, Inc., Depew, NY],(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case series of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) caused by central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) that was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB; Avastin). DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS Six consecutive patients with NVG and a refractory, symptomatic elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) and pronounced(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Rebound tonometry (RT) is performed without anaesthesia with a hand held device. The primary aim was to compare RT with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and to correlate with central corneal thickness (CCT). The secondary aim was to prove tolerability and practicability of RT under "study conditions" and "routine practice conditions." (More)
PURPOSE The aim of this communication is to report enophthalmos as a possible new adverse effect of topical bimatoprost treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case series of five glaucoma patients under long-term topical bimatoprost treatment was evaluated. Documentation with photo and Hertel exophthalmometry was reviewed. RESULTS In all five(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the central corneal thickness (CCT) in living rats, mice and rabbits using a non-contact, high-speed optical low coherence reflectometer (OLCR) mounted on a regular slit lamp. Both eyes of eight male Wistar rats, eight male balb-c mice and eight male Japanese rabbits were measured. Each eye was measured twice (one(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcome and complications of diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (DCPC) may be important, since eyes, once treated with DCPC, are less likely to be subjected to other types of interventions in the further follow-up. METHODS Retrospective review of 131 eyes of 127 patients treated from 2000 through 2004. Success was defined as(More)
BACKGROUND Several conversion tables and formulas have been suggested to correct applanation intraocular pressure (IOP) for central corneal thickness (CCT). CCT is also thought to represent an independent glaucoma risk factor. In an attempt to integrate IOP and CCT into a unified risk factor and avoid uncertain correction for tonometric inaccuracy, a new(More)
AIMS To characterize genotype, phenotype, and age-related penetrance in a Swiss pedigree with juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG). METHODS In a large Swiss family with history of glaucoma and 82 living members of four generations, we conducted molecular analysis and a detailed phenotype characterization in 52 family members. Mutation analysis was carried(More)
To document the rate of self-reported compliance and glaucoma-related knowledge in Swiss patients and to identify risk factors for their poor compliance. This was an observational study, including a total of 200 consecutive patients already under glaucoma medication in two Swiss tertiary glaucoma clinics (Geneva and Bern). Personal characteristics, presence(More)
AIM To assess functional impairment in terms of visual acuity reduction and visual field defects in inactive ocular toxoplasmosis. METHODS 61 patients with known ocular toxoplasmosis in a quiescent state were included in this prospective, cross-sectional study. A complete ophthalmic examination, retinal photodocumentation and standard automated perimetry(More)