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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Humeyra Karacal, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas
Intraocular Lens Implants
Diabetic Retinopathy

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Patients Seen At
Medical Office Building Two
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
10 Barnes West Drive, Suite 201, Floor 2
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-996-3490
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Washington University Eye Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 12
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-3725
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
660 So. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8096
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Comprehensive eye care including cataract, glaucoma diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, uveitis (inflammation in the eye), medical retina eye problems in patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sarcoidosis and other autoimmune diseases, cataract surgery, monofocal aspheric intraocular lenses, premium intraocular lenses - ReZoom™ and Restor®; accommodating intraocular lenses - Crystalens®, glaucoma laser surgery, screenings for patients on medications toxic to the eye - e.g. plaquenil.

Read more on Uveitis - Ocular Inflammatory Disease.

Board Certification
Ophthalmology -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, 1994
Residency: Ophthalmology, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 1998
Fellowship: Uveitis and Medical Retina, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
Fellowship: ORBIS International (Humanitarian organization to prevent blindness worldwide), 2001
Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Honors and Awards
Ron Burde Award, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2007

Editorial Responsibilities:

Acta Ophthalmologica

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Pinarci EY, Karacal H, Oncel B, Bayar SA, Karakaya M. The inner diameter of the optic disc pit decreases with pars plana vitrectomy. Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr;33(2):199-201.

Carey JW, Pinarci EY, Penugonda S, Karacal H, Ercal N. In vivo inhibition of l-buthionine-(S,R)-sulfoximine-induced cataracts by a novel antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine amide. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Mar 15;50(6):722-9.

Ertan A, Karacal H, Kamburoğlu G. Refractive and topographic results of transepithelial cross-linking treatment in eyes with intacs. Cornea. 2009 Aug;28(7):719-23.

Ertan A, Karacal H. Factors influencing flap and INTACS decentration after femtosecond laser application in normal and keratoconic eyes. J Refract Surg. 2008 Oct;24(8):797-801.

Karacal H, Kymes SM, Apte RS. Retrospective analysis of etiopathogenesis of all cases of endophthalmitis at a large tertiary referral center. Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;27(4):251-9. Epub 2007 Apr 17.

Dabil H, Kaplan HJ, Duffy BF, Phelan DL, Mohanakumar T, Jaramillo A. "Association of the HLA-DR15/HLA-DQ6 haplotype with development of choroidal neovascular lesions in presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome." Hum Immunol. 2003 Oct;64(10):960-4.

Dabil H, Akduman L, Olk RJ, Cakir B. "Comparison of silicone oil removal with passive drainage alone versus passive drainage combined with air-fluid exchange." Retina. 2002 Oct;22(5):597-601.

Dabil H, Boley ML, Schmitz TM, Van Gelder RN. "Validation of a diagnostic multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay for infectious posterior uveitis." Arch Ophthalmol. 2001 Sep;119(9):1315-22

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