Sarah Nowroozizadeh

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PURPOSE Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of ocular inflammation and the level of TNF-alpha is increased in ocular fluids of patients with uveitis. Intravenous infliximab, a monoclonal antibody against TNF-alpha, has been used for the treatment of uveitis with promising preliminary results. The aim of this(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) in the treatment of experimental Staphylococcus epidermidis endophthalmitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experimental endophthalmitis induced in one eye of 38 rabbits by intravitreal injection of Staphylococcus epidermidis. The infected rabbits were randomly divided into(More)
PURPOSE To determine the in vitro susceptibility of post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis bacterial isolates to different concentrations of povidone-iodine at different exposure times. SETTING Poostchi Ophthalmology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. DESIGN Experimental study. METHODS Ocular-fluid samples obtained(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate ultrasonographic pictures of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA). METHODS Twenty-eight eyes from 28 patients who needed intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (4 mg/0.1 mL) were included in this study. A baseline ocular B-scan ultrasound examination was performed in all eyes before IVTA injection. Subsequent(More)
PURPOSE We tested the hypotheses that the mismatch between the clinical disc margin (CDM) and Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) is a function of BMO area (BMOA) and is affected by the presence of glaucoma. METHODS A total of 45 normal eyes (45 subjects) and 53 glaucomatous eyes (53 patients) were enrolled and underwent radial optic nerve head (ONH) imaging(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of macular edema (ME) on Stratus optical coherence tomography (OCT) (Stratus OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) signal strength (SS). METHODS Part 1: Macular OCT was performed in 57 eyes with ME, at 2 different time points with different degrees of ME. The relationships between SS change and(More)
Glaucoma is a common blinding disease worldwide. Although traditionally considered as a disease of elevated intraocular pressure, it is now clear that glaucoma is primarily a distinctive optic neuropathy with many proposed pathogenic mechanisms. Impaired blood flow resulting in ischemia has been proposed to be involved in the retinal ganglion cell loss seen(More)
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