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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), the ganglion cell layer (GCL), and choroid thickness (CT) in patients who have migraines, with and without aura, using spectral optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS Forty-five patients who had migraines without aura (Group 1), 45 patients who(More)
PURPOSE We compared the anti-inflammatory effects of bosentan and dexamethasone in endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU). METHODS Endotoxin-induced uveitis was induced by subcutaneous injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 200 μg) in Wistar rats. Rats were divided randomly into 10 groups (n = 6). Bosentan at doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg were administered orally 1(More)
Sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS) is characterised by repetitive episodes of cessation of breathing during sleep, resulting in hypoxaemia and hypercapnia. Ophthalmological consequences such as glaucoma, non-arteritic anterior ischaemic neuropathy and papilloedema are relevant to hypoxaemia. The choroid is a vascular structure that performs several regulatory(More)
BACKGROUND The aim f this study was to evaluate the effect of capsular tension ring implantation during cataract surgery on the incidence of neodymium: YAG (Nd: YAG) laser posterior capsulotomy in myopic (axial length [AL] ≥25.00 mm) eyes. MATERIAL/METHODS In this retrospective study, the records of the cases of 117 myopic patients who underwent cataract(More)
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION To compare whether albumin/creatinine ratios obtained from random or 8-hour urine collected in different periods of day differ in prediction of albumin excretion > or =2 g in 24-hour urine collection in preeclampsia. METHODS From a total of 70 women, 24-hour urine collected by three consecutive periods of eight hours and three(More)
OBJECTIVE Several studies have shown a relation between hyperhomocysteinaemia and vascular disease. To assess the risk of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) associated with hyperhomocysteinaemia, we studied plasma homocysteine levels in patients with deep-vein thrombosis and in normal control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS We measured plasma homocysteine levels(More)
AIM To evaluate levels of homocysteine, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), and nitric oxide (NO), as well as activity of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS), in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS The levels of homocysteine, ADMA, and NO and activity of eNOS in patients who were diagnosed with wet AMD by fundus fluorescein(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of "W incision" instead of classical vertical incision at external DCR on scar formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) who were treated with external DCR with classical vertical incision, and patients who were treated with external DCR with "W incision" were included in(More)
AIM To determine the relationship between proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDRP) and plasma coenzyme Q10(CoQ10) concentration. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes and PDRP were determined to be the case group (n=50). The control group was consist of healthy individuals (n=50). Plasma CoQ10 and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels were measured in both(More)