Suk Ho Byeon

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PURPOSE Vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF) is strongly induced by oxidative stress in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, and VEGF-A is a survival factor for various cell types. This study was conducted to determine whether the autocrine VEGF signaling pathway in RPE cells is involved in the mechanism of adaptive response to oxidative(More)
PURPOSE To introduce a tonicity response gene regulator, NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cell)-5 and determine its expression mechanism and specific roles in human limbal epithelial cell (HLECs) subjected to hyperosmolar stress. METHODS NFAT5 expression was determined in various hyperosmolar conditions in HLECs by RT-PCR and Western immunoblot(More)
To report a case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis after intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA). A 77-year-old woman with macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) developed peripheral retinitis 4 months after IVTA. A diagnostic anterior chamber paracentesis was performed to obtain DNA for a polymerase chain reaction(More)
PURPOSE To assess the estimate prevalence and risk factors for age-related maculopathy (ARM) in Seoul, Korea. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined 9,530 subjects with, 40 years of age or older between January 2006 and December 2006 in Seoul, Korea. Subjects underwent fundus photography, clinical examinations (including blood analyses), and completed detailed(More)
PURPOSE Cigarette smoking (CS) is the most consistent risk factor for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). To verify the molecular basis for CS-induced RPE alterations, RPE cell survival levels after being exposed to CS in relation with VEGF expression and autophagic flux were evaluated. METHODS Cigarette smoking extract (CSE) was added to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose was to investigate precursor lesions of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS This cross-sectional study involved 276 unaffected contralateral eyes from unilateral PCV patients (Group 1), unilateral typical exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients (Group 2), and unilateral epiretinal membrane patients (Group(More)
Visual field defect is a major indication for surgery of pituitary adenoma, but visual outcome after surgery is difficult to predict. We developed a nomogram that predicts postoperative restoration of visual field defects in patients with pituitary adenoma. This study was a retrospective cohort investigation of patients who were treated for pituitary(More)
PURPOSE Mitochondrial dysfunction can present with various symptoms depending on the organ it has affected. This research tried to analyze the ophthalmologic symptoms and ophthalmologic examination (OE) results in patients with mitochondrial disease (MD). METHODS Seventy-four patients diagnosed with mitochondrial respiratory chain complex defect with(More)
Schwannomas rarely present as intraocular tumors and are often misdiagnosed as malignant melanoma. We describe a choroidal schwannoma confirmed by sclerouvectomy. A 30-year-old woman presented with a large nonpigmented intraocular mass of the choroid in the right eye and underwent surgical excision by sclerouvectomy. Histologically, the tumor was composed(More)