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β-Thalassemia and ocular implications: a systematic review

Background Beta-thalassemia is a severe genetic blood disorder caused by a mutation in the gene encoding for the beta chains of hemoglobin. Individuals with beta-thalassemia major require regular lifelong Red Blood Cell transfusions to survive. Ocular involvement is quite common and may have serious implications. Methods Extensive review of observational studies on beta...

Comparison study of OCT, HRT and VF findings among normal controls and patients with pseudoexfoliation, with or without increased IOP

Comparison study of OCT, HRT and VF findings among normal controls and patients with pseudoexfoliation, with or without increased IOP Fryni Riga, Ilias Georgalas, Panagiotis Tsikripis, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Purpose: To compare and evaluate optic nerve head (ONH) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL...

Trabeculectomy with Healaflow versus Trabeculectomy for the Treatment of Glaucoma: A Case-Control Study

3 May 2015; Accepted 25 May 2015 Academic Editor: Enrique Mencía-Gutiérrez Copyright © 2015 Dimitris Papaconstantinou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons

The effect of prostaglandin analogs on the biomechanical properties and central thickness of the cornea of patients with open-angle glaucoma: a 3-year study on 108 eyes

The effect of prostaglandin analogs on the biomechanical properties and central thickness of the cornea of patients with open-angle glaucoma: a 3-year study on 108 eyes Panagiotis Tsikripis, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Michalis Apostolopoulos, Ilias GeorgalasDepartment of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, GreecePurpose: To evaluate the effect...

Comparison of the nerve fiber layer of type 2 diabetic patients without glaucoma with normal subjects of the same age and sex

Nikolaos Ioannou,1 Dimitris Papaconstantinou,2 Panagiotis Theodossiadis1 1Ophthalmological University Clinic of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece; 2Ophthalmological University Clinic of Athens, Geniko

Large bilateral foveal cysts in the inner retina of a patient treated with tamoxifen, diagnosed with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Large bilateral foveal cysts in the inner retina of a patient treated with tamoxifen, diagnosed with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography Ilias Georgalas, Theodore Paraskevopoulos, Dimitris Papaconstaninou, Dimitiris Brouzas, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea Department of Ophthalmology, "G Gennimatas" Hospital of Athens, NHS, University of Athens, Athens, Greece Purpose: To report...

Multiple spots of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of severe chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

Multiple spots of photodynamic therapy for the treatment of severe chronic central serous chorioretinopathy George D Tsakonas, Athanasios I Kotsolis, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea, Ilias Georgalas, Dimitrios Papakonstantinou, Ioannis D LadasFirst Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School of Athens University, Athens, GreecePurpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fluorescein...

Human pericardium graft in the management of bleb's complication performed in childhood: a case report

Background To report a case with hypotony due to late leakage of the filtering bleb performed during childhood and treated surgically using human pericardium graft. Case Presentation A man with hypotony related to bleb's leakage in his right eye was presented. During his childhood trabeculectomy was performed to manage ocular hypertension due to pediatric glaucoma. Biomicroscopy...

Peripheral capillary non-perfusion in asymptomatic Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

Background To report the rare association of peripheral retinal ischemia in a patient with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia. Case Presentation A 39-year old man with a recent diagnosis of asymptomatic Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) was referred from his physician for ocular evaluation. The fundus examination in his right eye (RE) revealed very mild central vein dilation...

The use of amniotic membrane in trabeculectomy for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma: a prospective study

The use of amniotic membrane in trabeculectomy for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma: a prospective study Panagiotis Stavrakas1, Gerasimos Georgopoulos1, Maria Milia1, Dimitris Papaconstantinou1, Maria Bafa2, Efthymios Stavrakas2, Mihalis Moschos11Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens Medical School, General Hospital of Athens (Geniko Kratiko Hospital...

Acute onset lactobacillus endophthalmitis after trabeculectomy: a case report

Introduction We report a case of early lactobacillus endophthalmitis which occurred ten days after trabeculectomy. Case presentation A 76-year-old Caucasian diabetic woman underwent uncomplicated trabeculectomy with a collagen implant as an adjunct, in her left phakic eye, for the treatment of uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma. Ten days post-operatively, our patient complained of...

Comparative studies of RNFL thickness measured by OCT with global index of visual fields in patients with ocular hypertension and early open angle glaucoma

Comparative studies of RNFL thickness measured by OCT with global index of visual fields in patients with ocular hypertension and early open angle glaucoma Sergios Taliantzis, Dimitris

Lens-induced glaucoma in the elderly

Lens-induced glaucoma in the elderly Dimitris Papaconstantinou, Ilias Georgalas, Nikos Kourtis, Augustine Krassas, Andreas Diagourtas, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea, Gerasimos GeorgopoulosDepartment of

Angioid streaks, clinical course, complications, and current therapeutic management

Angioid streaks, clinical course, complications, and current therapeutic management Ilias Georgalas1, Dimitris Papaconstantinou2, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea2, George Kalantzis2, Dimitris Karagiannis2, Gerasimos Georgopoulos2, Ioannis Ladas21Department of Ophthalmology, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital of Athens, NHS, Athens, Greece; 2Department of Ophthalmology, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital of...

Acquired color vision and visual field defects in patients with ocular hypertension and early glaucoma

Acquired color vision and visual field defects in patients with ocular hypertension and early glaucoma Dimitris Papaconstantinou1, Ilias Georgalas2, George Kalantzis1, Efthimios Karmiris1, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea1, Andreas Diagourtas1, Ioannis Ladas1, Gerasimos Georgopoulos11Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece; 2“G Genimatas” Hospital, NHS, Athens...

Preliminary results following the use of a fixed combination of timolol–brimonidine in patients with ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma

Preliminary results following the use of a fixed combination of timolol–brimonidine in patients with ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma Dimitris Papaconstantinou1, Ilias Georgalas2, Nikolaos Kourtis1, Christos Pitsas1, Efthimios Karmiris1, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea1, Ioannis Ladas1, Gerasimos Georgopoulos11Department of Ophthalmology, “G Gennimatas” Hospital of...