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Results of Vitreoretinal Surgery for Ocular Complications of Behçet’s Disease

Figen Batioglu, MD (Ankara, Turkey), Emin Özmert, Prof (Ankara, Turkey), Neslihan Astam, MD (Ankara, Turkey) PURPOSE: Recurrent uveitis attacks despite corticosteroid, immunosuppressive and immunomodulating treatments may cause anterior and posterior segment complications in Behçet’s disease. Vitreoretinal surgery may have beneficial effect on anatomic, visual prognosis, and the course of the disease in patients with severe ocular...

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Ophthalmic Microendoscope-Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery in Various Etiologies

Emin Özmert, MD (Ankara, Turkey), Figen Batiog.lu, MD (Ankara, Turkey) PURPOSE: To overcome some difficulties when standard operating microscopic viewing becomes limited or impossible due to visual axis obstruction or sudden miosis during conventional VRS and to assess the retroiridal region and peripheral retina in detail. As a result to enhance and extend the surgical control. METHODS: Between January 2000-December 2005, 50 eyes (50...

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Quantitative Assessment of Macular Edema with Heidelberg Retinal Tomography in Diabetic Retinopathy

Selcen Celik, MD, Figen Batioglu, MD, Emin Ozmert, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Purpose: To investigate the quantitative assessment of macular edema in diabetic retinopathy by volumetric analysis with Heidelberg Retinal Tomography (HRT). Methods: Two hundred and thirty-two eyes of 116 patients with diabetic retinopathy and one hundred and twenty eyes of 60 healthy control subjects were included in the...

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Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide for Diabetic Macular Edema: an Optical Coherence Tomography Study

Figen Batioglu, MD, Emin Ozmert, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema. Methods: Twenty-six eyes of 20 diabetic patients with macular edema that failed to respond to previous laser photocoagulation were included in the study. After a complete ophthalmic examination, central macular thickness...

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Ophthalmic Microendoscope Assisted Diabetic Vitrectomy

Emin Özmert, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey Purpose: To evaluate the benefits of ophthalmic microendoscope in cases where the operating microscope is insufficient during diabetic vitrectomy. Methods: Endoscope assisted pars plana vitrectomy was performed in 60 eyes (60 patients) with multifunctional devices for the treatment of complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Fiberoptic...

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