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PURPOSE To determine the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in order to investigate the possibility of detecting early signs of glaucoma in this population. METHODS A total of 66 consecutive patients admitted for polysomnographic evaluation of suspected OSAS. Patients underwent an overnight(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of sildenafil, a popular new drug in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, on ocular blood flow. METHODS This study was designed as a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Twenty participants with erectile dysfunction were given a single oral dose of 100 mg sildenafil, while 10 participants with erectile(More)
BACKGROUND Testicular torsion due to oxidative stress results in infertility and testicular damage which can be preventable an important health problem worldwide. AIM The purpose of the present study was to investigate the changes of malondialdehyde (MDA), total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS) levels; histopathological alterations;(More)
The authors report a patient who was diagnosed with idiopathic orbital myositis based on the findings of diplopia, worse on right gaze, globe retraction on adduction and injection at the lateral muscle tendon insertion of the left eye. Although orbital myositis as a cause of acquired retraction of the eye is rare, they wish to emphasize the importance of(More)
Schnyder's crystalline corneal dystrophy (SCCD) is a rare autosomal dominant eye disease with a spectrum of clinical manifestations that may include bilateral corneal clouding, arcus lipoides, and anterior corneal crystalline cholesterol deposition. We have previously performed a genome-wide linkage analysis on two large Swede-Finn families and mapped the(More)
AIM Diabetes is associated with abnormalities in lipid profile and increased oxidative stress. Statins are preferred agents in diabetic patients due to their antioxidant and LDL-C lowering effects. This study is designed to compare the effects of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin on low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH), total(More)
Between 1982 and 1986, 185 adult patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) were studied at Cukurova University Hospital (CUH), Adana, Turkey. This constituted 13% of all malignant neoplasms diagnosed in the oncology clinic. The mean age for men was 45.5 years and 41 years for women. Fifty-four percent of the cases were nodal lymphoma and the remaining 46%(More)
PURPOSE To assess acute corneal decompensation after silicone oil removal in some aphakic eyes with clear corneas whose anterior chambers were completely filled with silicone oil for a considerable period of time. METHODS Eight eyes of 8 patients who underwent vitrectomy and intraocular silicone oil injection were studied. All the eyes were aphakic and(More)
BACKGROUND Methanol intoxication leads liver injury; in contrast melatonin and n-acetyl cysteine (NAC) are known to have protective effects on liver. AIM We aimed to investigate the ultrastructural effects of melatonin and NAC on livers of methanol intoxicated rats and compare potential protective effects of melatonin and NAC on their liver(More)