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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.

Cuneyt Kayaalp


Keratoplasty indications and outcomes: The experience of a tertiary health center in Southeastern of Turkey  (p. 1605-9)

Keratoplasty indications and outcomes: The experience of a tertiary health center in Southeastern of Turkey (p. 1605-9)

Selahattin Balsak, Dilbade Yildiz Ekinci
Gazi Yasargil Training and Research Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Kayapinar, Diyarbakir, Turkey


Aim: The study aims to report the indications of keratoplasty surgeries and our surgical outcomes performed in our hospital that provides tertiary health care.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective study was conducted analyzing the files of the patients undergone keratoplasty for optical, therapeutic and tectonic purposes between 2014-2018. The patients' age, gender, indication for keratoplasty, preoperative and postoperative best-corrected visual acuity and surgical technique preferred, whether graft rejection developed or not during postoperative follow-ups, treatments administered to the patients developed rejection and follow-up periods were recorded.
Results: The study included 200 eyes of 174 patients undergone keratoplasty. Of the eyes 180 (90%), 13 (6.5%) and 7 (3.5%) received corneal transplantation for optical purpose, for tectonic/therapeutic purpose and for cosmetic purpose respectively. The mean follow-up period was 21.7±6.2 months (range 6-48 months). Of the eyes 78 (39%), 40 (20%), 25 (12.5%), 19 (9.5%), 16 (8%), 11 (5.5%), and 9 (4.5%) were operated due to infectious/non-infectious corneal scar, pseudophakic/aphakic bullous keratopathy, graft failure/rejection, corneal dystrophy, keratoconus, keratitis/abscess and spontaneous corneal perforation respectively. Forty (20%) of the eyes developed allograft reaction. At the end of the study period, 50 (25%) eyes could not maintain graft transparency. The most common causes of inability to maintain graft transparency were endothelial failure and allograft reaction.
Conclusion: Keratoplasty is an important and effective surgical method that increases visual acuity in blindness conditions caused by corneal diseases.
Keywords: Cornea; graft survival; keratoplasty.


doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2019.03.132


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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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