Soheila Asgari

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PURPOSE To compare the 6-month results of accelerated and standard collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment of progressive keratoconus. SETTING Noor Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran. DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. METHODS Two groups of eyes (intervention and control) received corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment. The intervention group(More)
PURPOSE To determine the distribution of central and peripheral corneal thickness values and its determinants in an Iranian population. METHODS This population-based study was conducted between 2009 and 2010 in Shahroud, with a response rate of 82.2%. Here in, we present the data on central and peripheral corneal thickness in 3890 participants of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the measurements of a multifunctional device, the NIDEK OPD-Scan III in terms of repeatability and agreement with retinoscopy and Pentacam in cases with emmetropia, ametropia, and KCN (grade 1–3). We enrolled 170 eyes (40 in each group of emmetropia and ametropia, and 90 in the 3 KCN subgroups). Acquisitions were done(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the short-term efficacy and safety of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in preventing the progression of keratoconus (KCN). MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomized controlled clinical trial enrolled 26 patients diagnosed with bilateral progressive KCN and were eligible for CXL. In each patient, one eye was randomly selected for(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of keratoconus in the 40- to 64-year-old population of Shahroud, Iran. METHODS This study was done cross sectionally based on the data from the first phase of the Shahroud Eye Cohort Study. In this study, 6311 patients were selected using random cluster sampling, and 5190 patients (response rate = 82.2%) participated in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the results of femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (femto-LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin C (PRK-MMC) for the correction of myopia more than 7.0 diopters (D). METHODS In this comparative nonrandomized trial, 60 eyes (30 eyes in each group) were enrolled. Patients were tested for uncorrected distance(More)
This study was designed to estimate the prevalence of Chlamydia infection in women attending Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinics in Tehran, during May 2003 to October 2003. Women attending Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinics aged 15-42 were recruited by Sequential Random Sampling. Those who had not passed urine in the last hour were eligible. Informed consent(More)
PURPOSE To quantitatively assess the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), transforming growth factor, beta 1 (TGF-β1), and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) expression levels as the main intracellular reactive oxygen species neutralizers, wound healing mediators, and immunomodulators (respectively) in keratoconic (KCN) and(More)
BACKGROUND Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease in many developed and developing countries mostly caused by Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). This study determines the prevalence of HSV-2 infection between two groups of women with high and low risk behaviors. METHODS In this seroepidemiologic study, 362 women attending obstetrics and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the distribution of the cataract surgical number per million population per year (CSR), the CSR in the population older than 50 years (CSR 50+) in the provinces of Iran, and their economic inequality in 2010. METHODS As part of the cross-sectional 2011 CSR survey, the provincial CSR and CSR 50+ were calculated as the total number of(More)