Ozge Ilhan Saraç

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PURPOSE To report a case of a patient with periorbital necrotizing fasciitis caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS Case report. A previously healthy 33-year-old man was presented with pain and rapidly progressive swelling of the right upper eyelid following a minor trauma. Computed tomography scanning(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of topical cyclosporine A (CsA) 0.05% (Restasis) on the signs and symptoms of dry eye, on apoptosis, and on MMP-9 expression in conjunctiva epithelial cells in thyroid orbitopathy (TO)-related dry eye patients. METHODS Prospective, clinical study. Twenty-four eyes of 12 consecutive TO patients with dry eye findings(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the variations in biomechanical properties of the cornea in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS A total of 53 RA patients, and 25 healthy individuals (control group) were enrolled. Rheumatoid arthritis patients were classified as in active phase (group 1; n=24) or in remission phase (group 2; n=29). Corneal biomechanical(More)
PURPOSE To assess the preoperative patient characteristics that may predict outcomes of keratoconus 2 years after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in pediatric patients with keratoconus. METHODS This retrospective study included 72 eyes of 52 consecutive patients with keratoconus under the age of 18 with 2-year follow-up after CXL. Subgroup analysis(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcomes of patients with vitreomacular traction syndrome (VMT) treated with triamcinolone acetonid (TA) assisted 23-gauge (23-G) transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy. METHODS Restrospective, case series. The medical charts of 13 eyes of 13 consecutive patients with VMT who underwent 23-gauge transconjunctival pars plana(More)
PURPOSE To examine the role of eotaxin and eosinophil recruitment in the immunopathogenesis of ocular prosthesis-associated giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). METHODS The tear eotaxin level was measured in 68 eyes with GPC, the fellow eyes of the GPC patients, and 22 normal subjects, using an ELISA method. Upper tarsal conjunctival specimens harvested(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of quantitative analysis of the optic nerve head and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) with the spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in differentiating optic disc edema (ODE) from optic nerve head drusen (ONHD). METHODS Prospective clinical study. Twenty-five eyes of 25 ODE patients (group(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the tear function tests and the ocular surface damage in Graves' disease (GD) patients either with or without thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO). METHODS Forty-two eyes of 21 randomly selected patients with GD, and 30 eyes of 15 healthy subjects were included in this prospective study. The presence of TAO was evaluated clinically.(More)
PURPOSE To report the neuro-ophthalmologic findings in four patients from the same family with cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation, and dysequilibrium syndrome (CAMRQ)2 associated with quadrupedal locomotion. METHOD A case series. RESULTS All four patients carry the private missense mutation, WDR81 p.P856L. The brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the regression of the pterygium tissue quantitatively after intralesional bevacizumab administration in patients with primary pterygium. METHODS Thirty-three eyes of 33 patients with primary pterygium who underwent intralesional bevacizumab (1.25 mg per 0.05 mL) administration were included in this prospective study. The ocular(More)