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Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection for the Management of Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion

N. Acar, M. Çakır, Y. B. Ünver, Z. Kapran, T. Altan, Z. Bayraktar, E. Y. Pınarcı, I. Perente, M. Dogan Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) injection for the treatment of macular edema (ME) due to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) by OCT. Methods: In this prospective study, a total 42 eyes of 42 patients with BRVO in which visual acuity is ≤ 0.5 Snellen lines with ME were included in...

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Early Postvitrectomy Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage: Incidence and Associated Factors

Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Ünver, MD, Mehmet Çakır, MD, Mustafa Dogan, MD Purpose: To evaluate early postvitrectomy hemorrhage incidence and factors associated with hemorrhage in diabetic patients. Methods: 197 eyes with tractional retinal detachment and/or with vitreous or subhyaloid hemorrhage underwent pars plana vitrectomy between 2001 and 2003. Postvitrectomy vitreous...

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Early Period OCT Findings in Macular Edema after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide

Mehmet Cakır, MD, Ziya Kapran, MD, Nur Acar, MD, Yaprak Banu Unver, MD, Tugrul Altan, MD, Zerrin Bayraktar, MD, Mustafa Dogan, MD Purpose: To determine the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide on macular edema in the early period evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: In this prospective study performed in Beyoglu Eye Education and Research Hospital between January and March 2004, 21 eyes of 20 patients with...

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