Yakov Goldich

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When subjected to strains or strain rates higher than usual, the bone remodels to repair microdamage and to strengthen itself. During the initial resorption phase of remodeling, the bone is transitorily weakened and microdamage can accumulate leading to stress fracture. To determine whether short-term suppression of bone turnover using bisphosphonates can(More)
PURPOSE To compare objective and subjective outcomes after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the fellow eye of the same patients. STUDY DESIGN Single-center, retrospective case series. METHODS Seventeen patients with bilateral Fuchs endothelial dystrophy who underwent(More)
Purpose: To assess the effect of corneal cross-linking on progressive keratoconus in children. Method: In this retrospective study we enrolled nine eyes of nine consecutive children aged 11 to 17 years old who underwent corneal riboflavin-UVA induced cross-linking for progressive keratoconus at the Department of Ophthalmology at Assaf Harofeh Medical(More)
PURPOSE To compare parameters of biomechanical response of the human cornea measured as corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) in patients with diabetes mellitus and healthy control subjects. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel. METHODS In the right eye of each participant, the CH, CRF,(More)
PURPOSE To assess changes in biomechanical properties of human cornea after treatment of keratoconus with UV-A-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN Single-center, prospective, interventional study. METHODS Ten eyes of 10 patients aged 26.5 +/- 5.7 (mean +/- SD) years with progressive keratoconus were treated with UV-A-riboflavin CXL(More)
PURPOSE  Fatigue due to sleep deprivation is one of the main causes of accidents. An objective and efficient method for determining whether the person is tired could provide a valuable tool in accident prevention. In this study, we evaluated whether oculomotor responses related to pupillary light reflex and saccadic velocity can identify subjects with sleep(More)
PURPOSE To describe the antibacterial activity of treatment with riboflavin and ultraviolet A light (UVA) in cases of severe infectious keratitis. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of an interventional case series in which 6 eyes of 6 patients with severe infectious keratitis, all of whom were refractive to multidrug conventional therapy,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) after previous radial keratotomy (RK) in patients with decreasing visual acuity and/or diurnal visual fluctuations. METHODS The charts of all patients who had undergone CXL because of a worsening corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) and/or diurnal visual(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of long-term, not experimentally induced visual impairment on balance, and to clarify which means are used to compensate for this sensory deficit. METHODS Posturography was examined in 50 visually impaired subjects (11 with congenital blindness and 39 with acquired visual impairment) and 50 healthy controls. Examination(More)
PURPOSE To assess the possible damage to ocular tissues during treatment of keratoconus with UV-A-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN Single center, prospective, interventional study. METHODS Fourteen eyes of 14 patients aged 28.2 ± 5.9 (mean ± SD) years with progressive keratoconus were treated with UV-A-riboflavin CXL. Corneal(More)