Ali Cagri Kilic

Duzce University, Dusje, Düzce, Turkey

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Publications (3)3.15 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Backgroud: Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is the second most common retinal vascular disease after diabetic retinopathy. To date, the studies were unable to elucidate the mechanism of the thrombosis leading to the entity; particularly the relation between thrombocyte aggregation and retinal vein occlusion is still unclear. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a determinant of rate of platelet production and activation, both of which are indices of function of platelets. The relation between MPV and BRVO has not been studied before. The aim was to evaluate MPV in BRVO. Materials and Methods: Forty patients were included in the study. Forty six age and sex matched hypertensive volunteers were recruited as the control group. Results: MPV values were significantly higher in BRVO patients compared with the control subjects (8.01 ± 0.79vs 7.52 ± 0.32fL, respectively; P < 0.001). Conclusion: MPV is significantly higher in patients hypertensive BRVO patients and further investigations regarding its potentially use as a prognostic biomarker in patients with BRVO are needed.
    Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 04/2013; · 1.02 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Tamoxifen is a selective estrogen receptor modulator widely used in the treatment of hormone-responsive breast cancer. Tamoxifen-induced ocular complications are very rare. A post-menopausal woman with carcinoma of the left breast had presented with sudden loss of vision. The patient had been on tamoxifen therapy 20 mg daily for the last three years. Fundus examination showed left branch retinal vein occlusion. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography confirmed the diagnosis. Tamoxifen therapy was discontinued. Although branch retinal vein occlusion is rare, careful evaluation of patients on tamoxifen therapy with visual symptoms is required.
    Seminars in ophthalmology 03/2013; 28(2):88-90. · 1.09 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative used for serious acne that is refractory to other modes of treatment. The most common side effects include dryness of the skin and mucous membranes. Itching as a result of neurological, hematological and ocular side effects has also been reported. Here, we present a 19-year-old female patient who developed premacular hemorrhage and consequent loss of vision in the left eye after oral use of isotretinoin. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the development of premacular hemorrhage as a result of isotretinoin use.
    Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology 04/2012; · 1.04 Impact Factor