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Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Ophthalmology | College of Medicine

  • Retinoblastoma Research Fellowship: Sickkids Hospital
  • Ocular Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto
  • Ocular Oncology Research Fellowship: Kellogg’s Eye Center
  • Ophthalmology Residency Training: Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences
  • Medical School Training: University of Istanbul




Contact Information

Clinical Interests


Eye Cancer

Eye Disease

Eye Tumors

Ocular Disease

Ocular Melanoma

Optic Nerve Tumors


Peer Reviewed Publications

Aslan Kaya A, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Gul A, Nacir M. 2022. A rare pathology in the orbit: A large orbital dermatofibrosarkoma protuberans Turk J Ophthalmol , 52 , 436-439

Lando L, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Krema H 2022. Hypertensive uveitis in a patient with uveal plasmacytoma Can J Ophthalmol , S0008-4182 , 00042-4

Krema H, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Lando L, Altomare F 2021. Can J Ophthalmol , S0008-4182 , 99-5

Turkcu FM, Sahin A, Karaalp U, Cinar Y, Sahin M, Ozkurt ZG, Keklikci U 2020. Automated quantification of foveal avascular zone and vascular density in Behçet's disease Ir J Med Sci, 189 1, 349-354

Balsak S, Gursel Ozkurt Z 2019. Scleral Fixated Intraocular Lens Implantation at the Same Session with Cataract Extraction Dicle Med J , 46 1, 159 - 16

Gursel Ozkurt Z, Balsak S, Camci MS, Bilgen K, Katran IH, Aslan A, Han CC 2019. Approach of Family Physicians to Pediatric Eye Screening in Diyarbakir Turk J Ophthalmol, 49 1, 25-29

Gursel Ozkurt Z, Demir M, Yildirim Y, Balsak S, Karaalp U 2019. Evaluation of Subclinical Papilledema In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome East J Med , 24 1, 74-79

Yildirim Y, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Keklikci U 2019. Canalicular Laceration Reparation Results MN Opthalmology , 26 2, 59-66

Demirci H, Niziol LM, Ozkurt Z, Slimani N, Ozgonul C, Liu T, Musch DC, Materin M 2018. Do Largest Basal Tumor Diameter and the American Joint Commission Cancer Staging Influence Prognostication by Gene Expression Profiling in Choroidal Melanoma? Am J Ophthalmol, S0002-9394 18, 30426-4

Ozkurt Z, Balsak S, Yildirim Y, Yuksel H, Caca I 2018. East Mediterr Health J, 24 7, 631-636

Ozkurt ZG, Slimani N, Demirci H 2018. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina, 49 3, 171-178

Sahin A, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Sahin M 2018. Premature Retinopathy in Extremely Premature Infants. Review Current Retina, 2 1, 59-62

Balsak S, Kaydu A, Erdem S, Alakus FM, Ozkurt ZG 2017. Brimonidine-timolol versus brinzolamide-timolol for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure after phacoemulsification surgery Int Ophthalmol, ,

Gursel Ozkurt Z, Demirci H 2017. Subtenon amikacin injection for the treatment of Nocardia asteroides orbital cellulitis in a patient with a history of scleral buckling Retin Cases Brief Rep, 11 4, 332-334

Sahin A, Gursel-Ozkurt Z, Sahin M, Turkcu FM, Yıldırım A, Yuksel H 2017. Ultra-low dose of intravitreal bevacizumab in retinopathy of prematurity Ir J Med Sci, ,

Sahin M, Sahin A, Kilinç F, Karaalp U, Yüksel H, Ozkurt ZG, Turkcu FM, Caca I 2017. Early detection of macular and peripapillary changes with spectralis optical coherence tomography in patients with prediabetes Arch Physiol Biochem, , 1-5

Xu G, Xue Y, Ozkurt ZG, Slimani N, Hu Z, Wang X, Xia K, Ma T, Zhou Q, Demirci H 2017. Photoacoustic imaging features of intraocular tumors: Retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma PLoS One, 12 2,

Ozkurt ZG, Balsak S, Balsak B, Guclu H, Sahin M, Yuksel H, Turkcu FM 2016. The Effects of Delivery Type and Gender on Intraocular Pressure and Central Corneal Thickness in Newborns Arq Bras Oftalmol, 79 2, 92-5

Sahin M, Sahin A, Kılınç A, Ozkurt ZG, Karaalp U, Yüksel H, Turkcu FM, Caca I 2016. Evaluation of The Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer And Subfoveal Choroidal Thickness In Naive Patients With Diabetes Mellitus With Spectralis OCT Dicle Medical Journal , 43 3, 435-440

Sahin M, Sahin A, Kilinc F, Yuksel H, Ozkurt ZG, Turkcu FM, Pekkolay Z, Soylu H, Caca I 2016. Retina ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer and peripapillary nerve fiber thickness in patients with acromegaly Int Ophthalmol , ,

Turkcu FM, Sahin A, Yuksel H, Cinar Y, Cingu K, Altindag S, Deveci O, Ozkurt Z, Caca I 2016. Activation of Toxoplasma retinochoroiditis during pregnancy and evaluation of ocular findings in newborns Int Ophthalmol, ,

Akkurt ZM, Bozkurt M, Ucmak D, Yuksel H, Ucak H, Sula B, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Yildiz M, Akdeniz D, Arica M 2015. Serum Cytokine Levels in Behcet’s Disease Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Analysis , 29 , 317-320

Akkurt ZM, Gumus H, Akturk A, Ucmak D, Turkcu FM, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Durmaz MS, Bilici A 2015. Evaluation of orbital arteries with color doppler ultrasonography in patients with psoriasis Clin Exp Dermatol, 40 5, 507-512

Evsen S, Ari S, Ozkurt Z 2015. Does topical moxifloxacin have uveitis like ocular side effect? Glo-Kat , , 10305-8

Guclu H, Gurlu VP, Ozal SA, Ozkurt ZG 2015. Prognostic factors for stereopsis in refractive accommodative esotropia Park J Med Sci, 31 4, 807-811

Sahin M, Yuksel H, Sahin A, Cingu AK, Turkcu FM, Ozkurt ZG, Caca I 2015. Approach of Turkish ophthalmologists to micronutrition in age-related macular degeneration Arq Bras Oftalmol , 78 1, 10-14

Yuksel H, Turgut FG, Turkcu FM, Ozkurt Z, Sahin M, Yuksel H, Turkcu G, Cingu K, Caca I 2015. Effect of Estrogen Replacement Treatment on VEGF in Serum and Retina in Rats Eur J Gen Med , 12 3, 208-212

Akkurt ZM, Turkcu FM, Ucmak D, Yildirim A, Yuksel H, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Arica M 2014. Increased neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in Behçet’s Disease Kirikkale University Tip Fak Derg , 16 3, 4-11

Cinar Y, Cingu AK, Turkcu FM, Cinar T, Yuksel H, Ozkurt ZG, Sahin A, Caca I 2014. Comparison of accelerated and conventional corneal collogen cross-linking for progressive keratoconus Cutan Ocul Toxicol, 33 3, 218-222

Dirim AB, Zorlutuna Kaymak N, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Demir M, Tiryaki Demir S 2014. Rhinoorbitocerebral Mucormycosis; Case Report Turkiye Klinikleri J Ophthalmol , 23 1, 60-69

Ozkurt FE, Ozkurt ZG, Gul A, Akdag M, Sengul E, Yilmaz B, Yuksel H, Meric F 2014. Managment of orbital complications of sinusitis Arq bras Oftalmol, 77 5, 293-296

Sahin M, Yuksel H, Sahin A, Cingu K, Turkcu FM, Cinar Y, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Yilmaz A 2014. Reasons of Visual impairment in Diyarbakir According to Board of Health Results Selcuk Medical Journal , 30 3, 115-117

Turkcu FM, Cinar Y, Yuksel H, Cingu AK, Sahin A, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Murat M, Caca I 2014. Etiology and prognostic factors in children with open globe injury Turkiye Klinikleri J Ophthalmol , 23 1, 26-31

Yuksel H, Sahin A, Sahin M, Turkcu FM, Cinar Y, Gursel Ozkurt Z, Karaalp U, Uluca U, Caca I 2014. Mean Platelet Volume in patients with Retinopathy of Prematurity Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations, 5 2, 276-9

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Ari S, Cinar Y, Cingu AK, Sahin M, Sahin A, Ozkurt Z, Caca I 2014. Anterior segment parameters of rabbits with rotating Scheimpflug camera Vet Ophthalmol, ,

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Cinar Y, Cingu AK, Sahin A, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Murat M, Caca I 2014. Etiology and Prognosis of Penetrating Eye Injuries in Geriatric Patients in the Southeastern Region of Anatolia Turkey Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, 20 4,

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Hamidi C, Cingu AK, Cinar Y, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Caca I 2014. Ocular blood flow changes in Behcet’s disease patients with/without trombotic disease Neuro-Ophthalmology , 38 3, 122-126

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Sahin M, Cinar Y, Cingu AK, Ozkurt Z, Bez Y, Caca 2014. Vision- Related Quality of Life in Patients After Ocular Penetrating Injuries Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia , 77 2, 95-98

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Sahin M, Cinar Y, Cingu AK, Ozkurt Z, Sahin A, Ari S, Caca I 2014. Inner and outher segment junction (IS/OS line) integrity in ocular Behcet’s disease Arq Bras Oftalmol, 77 4, 219-221

Yuksel H, Turkcu FM, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Cinar T, Cingu AK, Caca I 2014. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings of the patients with central serous chorioretinopathy Journal of Clinical Experimental Investigations, 5 2, 290-293

Ozkurt ZG, Yuksel H, Saka G, Guçlu H, Evsen S, Balsak S 2013. Metallic Corneal foreign bodies: An occupational health hazard Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia, 77 2,

Turkcu FM, Cingu AK, Yuksel H, Cinar Y, Akkurt M, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Sahin A, Caca I 2013. Mean platelet volume in ocular Behçet's disease Scientific World Journal, ,

Turkcu FM, Yuksel H, Cingu AK, Cinar Y, Sahin M, Ozkurt Z, Murat M, Sahin A, Caca I 2013. Demographic and etiologic features of adult patients with uveitis in southeastern Anatolia Dicle Medical Journal, 40 4, 605-610

Kaymak NZ, Ozkurt ZG, Oba ME, Ziylan S, Kiziloglu OY 2012. Retinopathy of Prematurity: Risk Factors Incidence and our follow up results. MN Ophthalmology, ,

Gursel Ozkurt Z, Oba E, Dirim AB, Odabasi M, Tiryaki S 2011. Effect of ultrasound time on macular thickness and visual acuity in cataract surgery Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology, 41 5, 286-290