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Dr. Rengin Aslıhan Kurt MD

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Subspecialty:
Retina and Vitreous
Job Title:
MD, FEBO
Medical School:
Ankara University Faculty of Medicine
Residency Program:
Ankara University Faculty of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Location:
İstanbul, Turkey

EDUCATION
 
High School : Ankara Private Yukselis High School (1996-1999)
 
Medical School: Ankara University School of Medicine (1999-2005)
 
Ophthalmology Residency: Ankara University School of Medicine,  Ophthalmology Department (2006-2011)

CERTIFICATES

International Council of Ophthalmology Basic Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, April 2011

International Council of Ophthalmology Clinical Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, April 2011

International Council of Ophthalmology Optics and Refraction, İstanbul, Turkey, April 2012

European Board Of Ophthalmology Diploma Certificate, Paris, France, April 2012

IELTS (International English Language Testing System-Academic) overall band  score 8/9 İstanbul, Turkey, Nov 2014

General Medical Council Full License to Practice, London, UK, August 2015
 
EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
 
05.2006-05.2011  Ankara University Medical Faculty Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara/Turkey

09.2011-10.2013 Gorele State Hospital, Giresun/Turkey

05-06.2013 Observership Medical Retina/ Vitreoretinal Surgery Departments Moorfields Eye Hospital London/United Kingdom

11.2013-08.2015 Memorial Health Group Atasehir and Sisli Hospitals, İstanbul/Turkey

09.2015-09.2016 Moorfields Eye Hospital London/ United Kingdom Medical Retina Fellowship

01.04.17-current Memorial Health Group Sisli Hospital, İstanbul/Turkey
 
PUBLICATIONS

A. Articles in peer-reviewed international journals
 
1- Batioglu F, Ozmert E, Kurt RA. Fundus autofluorescence and spectral optical coherence tomography findings in a case with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy.Ann Ophthalmol (Skokie). 2008 Fall-Winter;40:185-9.
 
2- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Erden E. Well-circumscribed orbital venous-lymphatic malformations with atypical features  in children. Br J Ophthalmol 2009;93:656-9. 

3- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Kaygusuz G, Kankaya D Primary chondromesenchymal hamartoma of the orbit.Ophthal  Plast Reconstr Surg 2009;25:324-7.

4- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Heper AO. Eye-conserving treatment in massive congenital orbital teratoma.Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 2009;37:320-3.
 
5- Kurt RA, Yalçindag N, Atilla H, Arat M. Topical cyclosporine-A in dry eye associated with chronic graft versus host disease. Ann Ophthalmol (Skokie) 2009;41(3-4):166-9.
 
6- Kurt RA, Gündüz K. Exoresection via partial lamellar sclerouvectomy approach for uveal tumors: A successful performance by a novice surgeon. Clin Ophthalmol 2010;4:59-65.
 
7- Kurt RA, Uçakhan-Gündüz Ö,Gündüz K. Olopatadine 0.1% and 0.2% ophthalmic solution for the management of ocular allergy. Exp Rev Ophthalmol 2010;5:287-296.
 
8- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Erden E. Orbital schwannoma with fluid-fluid levels on MRI. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2011;27:51-54. 
 
9- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Akmeşe HE, Köse K, Uçakhan-Gündüz O. Ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy alone or in combination with transpupillary thermotherapy in the management of choroidal melanoma. Jpn J Ophthalmol 2010;54:338-43.
 
10- Ozmert E, Kurt RA, Batioglu F. Enhanced visualization of acute macular neuroretinopathy by infrared imaging and spectral optical coherence tomography. Indian J Ophthalmol 2013;61:776-7. 
 
11- Gündüz K, Köse K, Kurt RA, Süren E, Taçyıldız N, Dinçaslan H, Ünal E, Erden E, Heper AO. Retinoblastoma in Turkey: Results from a tertiary care center in Ankara. J Ped Ophthalmol Strabismus 2013;50:296-303.

12- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Erden E. Ectopic orbital meningioma: report of two cases and literature review. Surv Ophthalmol 2014;59:643-8

13- Kurt RA, Peto T. Retinal Vein Occlusions in DR Screening Setting. Diabetic Eye Journal, 2016, Issue 7:22-4.(article in press)

14- Van Bol LB, Kurt RA, Keane PA, Pal B, Sivaprasad S. Clinical Phenotypes of Poppers Maculopathy and Their Links to Visual and Anatomic Recovery. Ophthalmology. 2017;124:1425-7.

B. Articles in peer-reviewed national journals
 
1- Yalçındağ FN, Kurt RA, Batıoğlu F. Ocular toxocariasis: a case. Medical Network Oftalmoloji, 2008,15(2):135-137.
 
2- Kurt RA, Yalçındağ FN, Atilla H, Arat M. Topical cyclosporine-A in dry eye associated with chronic graft versus host disease.  Medical Network Oftalmoloji, 2008,15(2):135-137. 
 
3- Kurt RA, Batıoğlu F, Özmert E. Choroidal neovascularization in group 2A idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis and treatment with ranibizumab Retina Vitreous Journal, 2011, 19( 1):71-74.
 
 
PRESENTATIONS

A. Presentations in international congresses
 
1- Kurt RA, Yalçındağ N, Atilla H, Arat M. Topical cyclosporine-A in dry eye associated with chronic graft verus host disease. International Ocular Inflammation Society Meeting, 2007, Paris. (oral presentation)

2- Batıoğlu F, Kurt RA,  Özmert  E. Fundus autofluorescence and spectral optical coherence tomography findings in a case with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. International Ocular Inflammation Society Meeting, 2007, Paris. (poster presentation )
 
3- Kurt RA, Yalçındağ  N, Atilla H, Arat M. Topical cyclosporine-A in dry eye associated with chronic graft verus host disease. (long term follow-up results). Dacriology Meeting, 2008,İstanbul. (oral presentation)
 
4- Kurt RA, Yalçındağ N, Özdemir F, Şanlı H. The effect of systemic isotretinoin on conjunctival cytology. International Ocular Inflammation Society Meeting, 2009, Prag. (oral presentation)
 
5- Yalçındağ N , Kurt RA. An unusual coincidence: uveitis and central serous chorioretinopathy. Symposium of the Society for Ophthalmo-Immunoinfectiology in Europe, 2010, Austria. (poster presentation)

6- Wilkinson ILR, Kurt RA, La Mantia A, Egan CA, Tufail A, Keane PA, Sim DA. Quantitative analysis of retinal sublayer thickness in diabetic macular ischemia. Euretina Winter Meeting, 2016, Rotterdam. (poster presentation)

7- La Mantia A, Kurt RA, Major S, Sim DA, Egan CA, Tufail A, Keane PA. Imaging the perifoveal retinal capillary vasculature of patients with diabetic retinopathy with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography.Euretina Winter Meeting, 2016, Rotterdam. (poster presentation)

8- Degli Esposti S, Cilkova M, Kurt RA, Keane PA, Sim DA, Egan CA, Tufail A. Atrophy progression on autofluorescence in patients with Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness(MIDD). ARVO Meeting, 2016, Seattle. (poster presentation)

9- La Mantia A, Kurt RA, Major S, Sim DA, Egan CA, Tufail A, Keane PA. Imaging the perifoveal retinal capillary vasculature of patients with diabetic retinopathy with Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography-Angiography. ARVO Meeting, 2016, Seattle. (poster presentation)

10- Kurt RA, Sim DA, Keane PA, La Mantia A, Egan CA, Tufail A. Comparison of retinal segmentation analyses among diabetic patients with or without macular ischemia. ARVO Meeting, 2016, Seattle. (poster presentation)

11- Degli Esposti S, Cilkova M, Kurt RA, Keane PA, Sim DA, Egan CA, Tufail A. Atrophy progression on autofluorescence in patients with Maternally Inherited Diabetes and Deafness(MIDD). Euretina Meeting, 2016, Copenhagen. (poster presentation)

12- Kurt RA, Egan CA, Tufail A, Webster A, Keane PA, Pal B. Longterm results of poppers retinopathy. Euretina Meeting, 2016, Copenhagen. (oral presentation)

13- Van Bol LB, Kurt RA, Keane PA, Pal B, Sivaprasad S. Clinical Phenotypes of Poppers Maculopathy and Their Links to Visual and Anatomic Recovery. ARVO Meeting, 2017, Baltimore (poster presentation)
 
B. Presentations in national congresses
 
1- Kurt RA, Atsam N, Batıoğlu F, Özmert E. Intravitreal Bevacizumab with or without photodynamic therapy for treatment of Age Related Maculopathy. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 41st Meeting, November  2007, Antalya, Turkey. (oral presentation) 
 
2- Kurt RA, Batıoğlu F, Özmert E, Atsam N. . Fundus autofluorescence and spectral optical coherence tomography findings in a case with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 41st Meeting, November  2007, Antalya, Turkey. (poster presentation)
 
3- Kurt RA, Gündüz K, Kaygusuz G, Kankaya D. Primary chondromesenchymal hamartoma of the orbit Turkish Ophthalmology Society 42nd Meeting, November  2008, Antalya, Turkey. (poster presentation) 
 
4- Kurt RA, Gündüz K, Erden E. Well-circumscribed orbital lymphangiomas simulating cavernous hemangioma in children. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 42nd Meeting, November  2008, Antalya, Turkey. (poster presentation) 
 
5- Kurt RA, Batıoğlu F, Özmert E. Choroidal Neovascularization in Group 2A Idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis and treatment with ranibizumab Turkish Ophthalmology Society 43rd Meeting, November  2009, (poster presentation) 
 
6- Kurt RA, Gündüz K. Ruthenium-106 plaque radiotherapy alone or in combination with transpupillary thermotherapy in the management of ciliary body and choroidal melanoma. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 43rd Meeting, November  2009, (oral presentation) 
 
7- Kurt RA, Gündüz K, Süren E, Taçyıldız N, Ünal E, Dinçaslan HU, Bıyıklı Z. Treatment results in intraocular and extraocular retinoblastoma. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 44th Meeting, September  2010,(oral presentation) 
 
8- Gündüz K, Kurt RA. Exoresection via partial lamellar sclerouvectomy approach for uveal tumors. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 44th Meeting, September  2010,(oral presentation) 
            
9- Kurt RA, Özmert E, Batıoğlu F. Acute macular neuroretinitis-because of a case. Turkish Ophthalmology Society 44th Meeting, September  2010,(poster presentation) 
 

BOOK CHAPTERS
 
1- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Erden E, Uçakhan-Gündüz Ö. Malignant Orbital Tumors in Adults. In:  Nema HV, Nema Nitin (eds). Recent Advances in Ophthalmology 9. New Delhi: Jaypee Highlights Medical Publishers, 2010: 1-47.
 
2- Gündüz K, Kurt RA, Erden E, Uçakhan-Gündüz Ö. Malignant Orbital Tumors in Children. In:  Nema HV, Nema Nitin (eds). Recent Advances in Ophthalmology 9. New Delhi: Jaypee Highlights Medical Publishers, 2010: 48-74.
 
3- American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors, Chapter 4, Retina and retina pigment epithelium (translation to Turkish)
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
 
1- Well-circumscribed orbital venous-lymphatic malformations with atypical features  in children. Br J Ophthalmol 2009;93:656-9. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-Turkısh Academic Network and Information Center Grant. (Application number: 239845)
 
2- Topical cyclosporine-A in dry eye associated with chronic graft versus host disease. Ann Ophthalmol (Skokie) 2009;41(3-4):166-9. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey-Turkısh Academic Network and Information Center Grant.(Application number: 239847)
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
 
English (advanced) IELTS academic overall band score 8/9
German (intermediate)

MEMBERSHIPS

Turkish Medical Association
Turkish Ophthalmic Society
General Medical Council UK
Euretina
Macular Society UK

INTERESTS
 
Medical and surgical retina, ocular immunology and uveitis, cataract surgery, ocular oncology, comprehensive ophthalmology
 

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