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PURPOSE Factor V Leiden mutation is a common genetic defect associated with a tendency to venous thrombosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of factor V Leiden in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS Blood samples were obtained from fifty RVO patients and were tested for factor V Leiden using DNA analysis. Twenty-three(More)
PURPOSE To collect data towards the establishment of a guideline to predict the population under risk for the development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in Turkey. METHODS Medical reports of 2950 preterm infants who underwent screening examinations for ROP between 1996 and 2010 at Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology were(More)
Ophthalmomyiasis interna infestation by fly larva can present in various forms. A 3-year-old girl with a 15-day history of pain, redness, and tearing of the right eye was referred to our clinic with the diagnosis of endophthalmitis associated with an intraocular foreign body, based on clinical and ultrasonographic findings. The patient underwent pars plana(More)
PURPOSE To assess the usefulness of laser flare-cell photometry to quantify intraocular inflammation in patients with Behçet disease. METHODS The study comprised 47 healthy individuals, 78 Behçet patients without ocular involvement, 54 Behçet patients with a uveitis attack and 53 Behçet patients with uveitis in clinical remission. A single observer(More)
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) antagonists have been successfully used in refractory cases of pediatric uveitis.(1-7) We report our experience with the monoclonal anti-TNF-alpha antibody infliximab in the treatment of uveitis in 20 children. Twenty children with noninfectious uveitis were treated with infliximab as an initial line of(More)
People with impaired glucose tolerance are considered to be prone to diabetes. To evaluate their visual function we investigated colour vision with the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue test and contrast sensitivity with Arden's grating cards in people with imparied glucose tolerance (IGT), people with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and others with type II(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ocular findings in patients with the primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients (44 eyes) with primary APS (17 women, 5 men) were examined. All patients were younger than 50 years (median age; 37.5 years). In 18 patients, fundus flourescein angiography was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the two-year follow-up of patients with type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) who received intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) as adjunctive treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS We conducted a longitudinal follow-up study of premature infants who received 0.625 mg IVB therapy in addition to standard laser photocoagulation therapy. For(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the mechanisms involved in the development of neovascularization of the optic disc (NVD) in Behçet's disease and to evaluate the effects of medical and laser treatments. METHODS This is a retrospective study of 26 consecutive Behçet's patients (38 eyes) with NVD who presented between 1990 and 2004 at our university hospital.(More)
AIMS To investigate the clinical course of vitrectomized patients with recurrent diabetic vitreous hemorrhage who were treated by revitrectomy with silicone oil (SO) as a hemostyptic tamponade. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen patients with recurrent vitreous hemorrhage due to proliferative diabetic vitreoretinopathy were included in this retrospective study.(More)