Spyridon E. Chalkiadakis

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Nearly every drug may cause changes to ocular tissues through a variety of mechanisms. Medication overdoses, drug-drug interactions but also chronic administration of medications at the recommended doses may lead to ocular toxicity. The ocular side effects, screening for eye toxicity and treatment guidelines for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs(More)
PURPOSE The authors report a case of fungal scleral keratitis and endophthalmitis as a complication of pterygium surgery. METHODS Case presentation. RESULTS A 46-year old woman underwent pterygium excision with topical use of intraoperative mitomycin C. By day 21 after excision, scleral melting was followed by fungal keratitis. Endophthalmitis ensued,(More)
UNLABELLED We describe the case of a 54-year-old white man who experienced bilateral central serous chorioretinopathy following laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia. Postoperatively, the uncorrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. One month later, the patient reported a decrease of vision in both eyes. Dilated fundus examination, fluorescein and(More)
OBJECTIVE Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in western societies. Statins comprise a class of pharmacological agents that reduce plasma cholesterol levels, and have been shown to prevent progression of atherosclerosis and reduce cardiovascular mortality. The relationship between these medications and AMD has been(More)
Our purpose was to examine the long-term efficacy of toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in cataract patients with high astigmatism due to corneal ectasia, who underwent phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Five eyes of 3 cataract patients with topographically stable keratoconus or pellucid macular degeneration (PMD), in which phacoemulsification(More)
We report a female patient who developed chronic endophthalmitis after an uneventful cataract surgery. Cultures of aqueous humor and a vitreous sample showed positivity for Actinomyces meyeri. Intense anterior segment inflammation and a less evident impairment of the patient's posterior segment led us to treat her vigorously with pars plana vitrectomy(More)
PURPOSE A preliminary study in order to test the accuracy of the IOL Master in detecting axial eye length changes after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis and to correlate the findings with the theoretical ablation depth. METHODS Pre-and postoperative axial eye length measurements were performed in 10 consecutive eyes that underwent laser-assisted in(More)
UNLABELLED We describe a surgical technique for the safe exchange of opacified 1-piece IOLs in eyes that have had a neodymium:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Initially, the opacified IOL is freed from the capsule adhesions using a dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device, which is also injected beneath the opacified IOL to protect the vitreous interface.(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical case of a dropped intraocular lens inside the vitreous cavity constitutes a real challenge for the operating surgeon. Herein, we describe a case series where an alternative optical rehabilitation technique for late intraocular lens-bag complex dislocation has been used. METHODS A modern vitrectomy device was used to remove the(More)