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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Cuneyt Kayaalp

 

Corneal sensation and ocular surface parameters in patients with unilateral herpetic epithelial keratitis (p. 1769-72)

Corneal sensation and ocular surface parameters in patients with unilateral herpetic epithelial keratitis (p. 1769-72)

Cezmi Dogan, Burak Mergen
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

Aim: To compare of the affected eyes of the patients with unilateral herpetic keratitis with their fellow eyes and the healthy controls in terms of ocular surface parameters and corneal sensation.
Materials and Methods: Both eyes of the consecutive patients with a PCR-proven diagnosis of unilateral chronic herpetic epithelial keratitis and the left eyes of age- and gender-matched healthy controls were included in the study. Schirmer’s test, tear break-up time (TBUT), corneal sensation, and tear osmolarity were investigated in all of the patients.
Results: Forty-two eyes of 21 patients with unilateral herpetic keratitis and twenty-one eyes of 21 healthy controls who had no ocular pathology were included in the study. While the mean tear osmolarity of the eyes with herpetic keratitis was 317.3±15.6 mOsm/L, it was 313.2±16.1 mOsm/L for the fellow eyes, and 302.6±11.9 mOsm/L for the healthy eyes (p=0.002). Both herpetic eyes and fellow eyes had significantly higher tear osmolarity and lower TBUT values in comparison to the healthy controls (osmolarity: p=0.002 and p=0.03, and TBUT: p0.001 and p=0.021, respectively). While there was no significant difference between the fellow eyes and healthy eyes in terms of central and peripheral corneal sensation (p=0.4 and p=0.09, respectively), herpetic eyes had lower central and peripheral corneal sensation in comparison to the fellow eyes and healthy controls.
Conclusion: This study showed that both the affected and fellow eyes of the patients with unilateral herpetic epithelial keratitis are affected in terms of dry eye without any significant loss in the corneal sensation of the fellow eye.

Keywords: Herpetic keratitis; unilateral keratitis; epithelial keratitis; tear osmolarity; corneal sensation; dry eye.

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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