Konstantinos Anastasilakis

424 General Military Hospital, Thessaloniki, Saloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece

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Publications (3)2.53 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: To study postoperative macular thickness fluctuations measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to investigate a potential correlation among macular edema (ME) incidence, cumulative dissipated energy (CDE) released during phacoemulsification, and vitreoretinal interface status. This is a prospective, cross-sectional study of 106 cataract patients with no macular disorder who underwent phacoemulsification. Best-corrected visual acuity measurement, slit-lamp examination, OCT scans were performed preoperatively and 30 and 90 days postoperatively. The intraoperative parameters measured were CDE and total phacoemulsification time. The SD-OCT parameters assessed were central subfield thickness (CST), cube average thickness (CAT), cube macular volume, vitreoretinal interface status, and presence of cystoid or diffuse ME. Four patients (3.8%) developed subclinical ME. Regarding ME, there was no significant difference between patients with presence or absence of posterior vitreous detachment (chi-square, p = 0.57), although 75% of ME cases were observed in patients with attached posterior vitreous. With regard to comparison between eyes with and without subclinical CME incidence, CDE (p = 0.05), phacoemulsification time (p = 0.001), CST at month 1 (p = 0.002), cube macular volume at month 1 (p = 0.039), and CAT at month 1 (p = 0.050) were significantly higher in the subclinical CME group. This study provides evidence that OCT macular thickness parameters increase significantly at first and third month postoperatively and that the incidence of pseudophakic ME can be affected by CDE.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2014 · European journal of ophthalmology
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The aim of this study was to report the use of autologous serum eyedrops (ASEs) for resolution of a corneal ulcer secondary to bullous keratopathy. Methods: This is a case report. Results: A 66-year-old patient presented with an infected ulcer and hypopyon while using a bandage contact lens for bullous keratopathy. Staphylococcus warneri infection was treated with systemic and topical antibiotics, and ASEs were subsequently administered to enhance reepithelialization and to avoid the need for a bandage contact lens. The ASE treatment led to closure of the epithelium layer within 3 weeks, and it was subsequently tapered over the next 3 months. The clinical picture remained stable subjectively and objectively during the 7 months of follow-up. Discussion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of successful use of ASEs in treating and preventing recurrence of ulcers in the context of bullous keratopathy.
    Full-text · Article · Jul 2012 · Eye & contact lens
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    ABSTRACT: Occurrence of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) during pregnancy has been reported as a complication of presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome or punctuate inner chorioretinopathy. To our knowledge, idiopathic CNV (ICNV) during pregnancy has only been reported once in the relevant literature. Bevacizumab has been used for the treatment of ICNV in small case series. However, there is limited experience regarding the use of ranibizumab for the management of ICNV. A 31-year-old woman in the eighth month of her second pregnancy was diagnosed with mild macular and papillary edema. She was followed up using biomicroscopy, fluorescein angiography (FA), and optical coherence tomography (OCT). After 3 months, visual acuity further deteriorated and funduscopy, FA and OCT findings revealed a juxtapapillary choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM). After two ranibizumab injections, best-corrected visual acuity increased significantly, physiological macular anatomy was restored and no subretinal fluid was observed. In this case report, we present a young pregnant patient with peripapillary ICNV and neurosensory detachment involving the macula, and treatment of the eye with intravitreal ranibizumab following uneventful delivery. Increased angiogenic factor levels associated with pregnancy may contribute to the onset of CNV although this relationship has to be investigated experimentally. The rapid response to ranibizumab suggests that this anti-VEGF agent may be an alternative treatment option in the management of peripapillary ICNV.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2011 · Case Reports in Ophthalmology

Publication Stats

7 Citations
2.53 Total Impact Points


  • 2014
    • 424 General Military Hospital, Thessaloniki
      Saloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece
  • 2012
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
      • Department of Ophthalmology II
      Thessaloníki, Kentriki Makedonia, Greece