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Retinal Vessel Response to Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Diabetic Eyes

Poster 2 Osman Cekic To measure retinal vessel diameters following intravitreal bevacizumab injection in eyes with diabetic macular oedema.

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Lens Status and Outcomes of Idiopathic MH Surgery

Poster 1 Osman Cekic To report the effect of lens status on anatomical and functional outcomes of idiopathic macular hole surgery.

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Long-Term Intraocular Pressure Changes in the Absence of Vitreous: Glaucoma after Vitrectomy Study

Osman Çekiç, M. Selim Kocabora, Kübra Þerefoðlu (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To present data on the long-term intraocular pressure changes after vitrectomy. Methods: A retrospective observational study was undertaken of patients that underwent pars plana vitrectomy. The main outcome measure was final intraocular pressure (IOP) of the vitrectomized eye. Confounding cases were excluded. Effectiveness / Safety: A total of 41 eyes of...

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Comparison of Intravitreal Triamcinolone and Combined Triamcinolone-Bevacizumab Injection as Adjunctive Treatment to Grid Laser Photocoagulation for Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema

Osman Çekiç, M. Selim Kocabora, Nilay Kandemir (Istanbul, Turkey) Advantages: To assess the effectiveness of intravitreal triamcinolone and combined triamcinolone-bevacizumab injection as adjunctive treatment to grid laser for diffuse diabetic macular edema. Methods: Sixty-nine eyes of 69 patients (29 male, 40 female) with diffuse diabetic macular edema were intravitreally injected either with 4mg/0.1ml triamcinolone (n = 29) or...

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Pneumatic Displacement of Acute Submacular Haemorrhage with and without the Use of Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Osman Cekic, Mehmet Cakir, Omer F. Yilmaz Advantages: To displace massive submacular haemorrhage by injecting intravitreal C3F8 gas with and without the use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Methods: Twenty-one eyes of 21 patients with recently developed (up to 10 days) dense submacular haemorrhage underwent intravitreal injection of pure C3F8 gas (0.4-0.5ml) followed by face down positioning for pneumatic displacement. Seven of them...

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Photodynamic Therapy for Iatrogenic Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with Laser Photocoagulation in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Osman Cekic, Mehmet Cakir, Omer F. Yilmaz Advantages: To report the result of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for an iatrogenic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) complicating focal argon laser coagulation in a case with central serous chorioretinopathy. Methods: A 45-year-old woman that developed CNV upon focal argon laser photocoagulation for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy was treated with ocular PDT with verteporfin. Effectiveness...

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Retina Pigment Epithelial Tear Following Bevacizumab for Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An OCT Follow-Up

Osman Cekic, Mehmet Cakir, Omer F. Yilmaz Advantages: To report the usefulness of serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) follow-up of a case with retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) tear after intravitreal bevacizumab injection for serous pigment epithelial detachment (PED) from neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: An 80-year-old woman underwent 1.25 mg intravitreal bevacizumab treatment for serous PED secondary to...

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The Triple Therapy with PDT, Intravitreal Bevacizumab & Triamcinolone Injection for CNV due to AMD

Osman Cekic, Mehmet Cakir, Cengiz Alagoz, Nese Alagoz, Omer F. Yilmaz Advantages: To demonstrate the effectiveness of triple therapy in patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (SCNM) related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Twenty-nine eyes of 26 patients (10 male, 16 female, mean age: 71.2 years) with SCNM that underwent triple therapy were evaluated retrospectively. Intravitreal injection of 2 mg...

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Objective Quantification of Disappearance of Plaque-like Hard Exudates in Diabetic Macular Edema after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection

Osman Cekic, MD, PhD (Isparta, Turkey), Yavuz Bardak, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Uzeyir Y ´ yld´ yzoglu, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Sahin Ufuk T ´ yg, MD (Isparta, Turkey) PURPOSE: To quantify the disappearance of plaque-like hard exudates after 4 mg intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection in eyes with diabetic macular edema. METHODS: This retrospective interventional case series included 22 eyes of 14 patients with chronic diabetic macular...

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Alterations in Ocular Perfusion after Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injection for Diabetic Macular Edema

Osman Cekic, MD, PhD (Isparta, Turkey), Yavuz Bardak (Isparta, Turkey), Aykut Demirkol, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Ahmet Yepildao, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Mustafa Yalç ´ yn, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Orhan Oyar, MD (Isparta, Turkey) PURPOSE: To investigate ocular hemodynamic changes after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection in patients with diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Prospective interventional case-control study. Thirteen eyes of 13...

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Phacoemulsification-PPV Versus PPV Alone in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Yavuz Bardak, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Osman Cekic, MD, PhD (Isparta, Turkey), Ufuk Sahin Tig, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Aykut Arslan Yildiz, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Fadime Kendir, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Mustafa Muhterem Ekim, MD (Isparta, Turkey) PURPOSE: To investigate effectiveness and safety of combined phacoemulsification (PE) and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in diabetic patients. METHODS: One hundred seventeen eyes of the 117 diabetic (type II)...

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Effects of Triamcinolone Injection on Macular Functions In Diabetic Macular Edema

Yavuz Bardak, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Osman Cekic, MD, PhD (Isparta, Turkey), Ufuk Sahin Tig, MD (Isparta, Turkey), Aykut Arslan Yildiz, MD (Isparta, Turkey) PURPOSE: To investigate effects of intravitreal triamcinolone injection on macular functions in patients with diabetic macular edema. METHODS: Intravitreal triamcinolone (4mg) injection was applied to 18 eyes of 18 subjects (Type II Diabetus Mellitus, mean age 57, M/F:9/9) with diabetic...

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