Publications by authors named "Duygu Yalinbas Yeter"

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Pseudoexfoliation syndrome: Are the eyes the mirror of the heart?

Echocardiography 2021 Apr 18;38(4):604-611. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.

Introduction: Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) is a disease characterized by the accumulation of fibrillary material in the extracellular matrix in the eye and many tissues. Myocardial involvement occurs as in other storage diseases. Speckle tracking echocardiography is a quantitative echocardiography modality that enables the detection of subclinical changes that cannot be detected by standard echocardiographic evaluation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate potential subclinical myocardial dysfunction in PEX patients by speckle tracking echocardiography.

Methods And Results: The study group consisting of 29 cardiac asymptomatic pseudoexfoliation syndromes and 30 healthy volunteers were included in this case-control cross-sectional study. Detailed echocardiographic evaluations and strain analyses of all participants were performed. Concerning standard echocardiographic parameters, there was only a marginally significant difference between the two groups in the e' mean wave, and it was lower in the PEX group than the control group (0.07 ± 0.03, 0.10 ± 0.08, respectively, P = .06). However, in strain echocardiography, the global longitudinal strain (GLS) value was observed to be significantly lower in the PEX group than the control group (-17.02 ± 2.02, -19.29 ± 2.26, respectively P < .001). GLS was observed to be an independent predictor in the multivariable logistic regression model made to determine independent predictors of PEX syndrome (OR = 0.59, CI = 0.418-0.832, P = .003).

Conclusion: Subclinical myocardial involvement in PEX syndrome, in which standard echocardiographic techniques are blinded, can be detected by the strain echocardiography. PEX causes deterioration in the deformation parameters of the left ventricle. Systemic involvement should not be forgotten in patients with PEX and cardiac functions should be monitored.
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April 2021

The Usefulness of Monocyte-to-High Density Lipoprotein and Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio in Diabetic Macular Edema Prediction and Early anti-VEGF Treatment Response.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2021 Feb 17:1-6. Epub 2021 Feb 17.

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.

: To determine the association of monocyte-to-high-density lipoprotein ratio (MHR) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) with diabetic macular edema (DME) and early anti-VEGF treatment response.: This was a retrospective and cross-sectional study conducted with 143 patients with diabetes mellitus (53 diabetic retinopathy with DME, 38 diabetic retinopathy without DME, and 52 without diabetic retinopathy).: 13.9 was the best cutoff value to predict DME for MHR, and 2 was for NLR (59% and 75% sensitivity and 81% and 59% specificity, respectively). Logistic regression analysis showed that NLR≥2 and MHR≥13.9 were significantly associated with DME prediction. However, neither NLR≥2 nor MHR≥13.9 was associated with central retinal thickness(CRT) or best corrected visual acuity(BCVA) outcomes after anti-VEGF treatment. On the other hand, increased NLR was associated with inferior CRT outcomes.: MHR and NLR were simple and cost-effective biomarkers to predict DME. Moreover, higher NLR may contribute to poor CRT outcomes.
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February 2021

Effect of blunt ocular trauma on retinal microvasculature: An optical coherence tomography angiography study.

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther 2021 Mar 4;33:102147. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

University of Health Sciences, Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, 06010 Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: To evaluate the retinal vascular changes and foveal avascular zone area in patients with unilateral blunt ocular trauma using optical coherence tomography angiography.

Methods: This retrospective study consisted of 50 traumatized and 50 contralateral sound eyes of the patients with blunt ocular trauma. The foveal avascular zone area, choriocapillaris flow area, foveal, parafoveal, and perifoveal vessel densities in both superficial capillary plexus and deep capillary plexus and central macular thickness were evaluated.

Results: There were no significant differences between traumatized and sound eyes in the foveal avascular zone area (p:0.36), choriocapillaris flow area (p:0.43), central macular thickness (p:0.67), and in vessel densities of superficial capillary plexus over all regions (p > 0.05 for all). However, the vessel densities of deep capillary plexus were significantly lower in traumatized eyes (p < 0.05 for all).

Conclusion: Optical coherence tomography angiography demonstrated a significant decrease in retinal deep capillary plexus vessel density of the eyes effected by blunt ocular trauma, even with no evident findings on fundus examination or structural spectral domain-optical coherence tomography changes.
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March 2021

Parameters affecting postoperative success of surgery for stage 4A/4B ROP.

Br J Ophthalmol 2019 11 18;103(11):1624-1632. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: To describe the long-term anatomical and functional results of surgery for retinal detachment (RD) associated with stage 4 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and patient and surgery-related factors affecting postoperative success.

Design: Retrospective case series at a single tertiary referral paediatric vitreoretinal practice.

Methods: One hundred and twenty-one eyes of 82 infants (40 female/42 male) who underwent lens-sparing vitrectomy (LSV) or lensectomy with vitrectomy surgery for stage 4A and 4B ROP at Gazi University Department of Ophthalmology between 2011 and 2016 were enrolled in this study. Patient characteristics including gestational age, birth weight, gender, stage of ROP at presentation, preoperative treatment (laser, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or combined), anatomical and functional outcome and complications were recorded. The effect of birth weight, gestational age, presence of plus disease, preoperative treatment status, surgically induced posterior hyaloid detachment, postoperative vitreous haemorrhage and iatrogenic retinal tear formation on anatomical and functional results was evaluated.

Results: 61.2% of the eyes were stage 4A and 38.8% were stage 4B ROP. The mean follow-up was 24.5 months. 18.2% of the eyes had no preoperative treatment. Anatomical success was 86.5% for stage 4A and 68.1% for stage 4B at the first year, 91.7% for stage 4A and 69.4% for stage 4B at the second year, and 95.8% for stage 4A and 57.9% for stage 4B at the third year. Functional success was 85.1% for stage 4A and 65.9% for stage 4B at the first year, 89.6% for stage 4A and 61.1% for stage 4B at the second year, and 87.5% for stage 4A and 57.8% for stage 4B at the third year. The mean visual acuity was 1.12±0.34 logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) for stage 4A and 1.34±0.32 logMAR at the 3-year follow-up duration (p>0.05). There was preoperative plus disease in 59.5% of the eyes. Subsequent retinal surgeries were required in 17.4% of the eyes. Presence of plus disease and absence of preoperative treatment, iatrogenic retinal tear formation and postoperative vitreous haemorrhage were found to have significant negative effects, while surgical induction of posterior hyaloid detachment and sparing the lens intraoperatively affected the anatomical and functional results positively.

Conclusions: Surgery for stage 4 ROP-associated RD resulted in encouraging anatomical and functional outcomes and the results are even better in eyes with preoperative (laser/anti-VEGF) treatment, LSV and surgically induced posterior hyaloid detachment.
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November 2019