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My Scientific Publications
Original articles

1. Fishman A, Bar-Kana Y, Shteinberger I, Galski H. Increased cytotoxicity of interleukin 2-Pseudomonas Exotoxin (IL2-PE) chimeric proteins containing a targeting signal for lysosomal membranes. Biochemistry, 1994; 33: 6235-6243
2. Barkana Y, Stein M, Maor R, Eldad A. Pre-hospital blood transfusion in prolonged evacuation. J Trauma, 1999; 46(1):176-180
3. Barkana Y, Stein M, Scope A, Maor R, Abramovich Y, Friedman Z, Knoller N. Pre-hospital stabilization of the cervical spine for penetrating injuries of the neck - is it really necessary? Injury 2000; 31(5):305-309
4. Ben-nun J and Barkana Y. Nucleus cryoinversion for extraction of highly complicated cataracts. J Cataract Refract Surg 2002; 28:1733–1736
5. Barkana Y, Segal O, Krakovski D, Avni I, Zadok D. Prediction of visual outcome after penetrating keratoplasty for pseudophakic corneal edema. Ophthalmology, 2003;110:286-290
6. Segal O, Barkana Y, Hourovitz D, Behrman S, Kamun Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Scleral contact lenses may help where other modalities fail. Cornea, 2003; 22:308-310
7. Kaplan-Messas A, Barkana Y, Avni I, Neumann R. Methotrexate as a first line steroid sparing therapy in a cohort of uveitis and scleritis. J Ocular Immunol Inflammation, 2003; 11:131-139
8. Barkana Y, Alon Harris A, Limor Hefez L, Zaritski M, Chen D, Avni I. Unrecordable pulsatile ocular blood flow may signify severe stenosis of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery. Br J Ophthalmol 2003;87:12 1478-1480.
9. Barkana Y, Levine N, Goldhammer Y, Steiner I. Chronic intracranial hypertension with unexplained cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. J Neuroophthalmol 2004;24:106-108.
10. Morad Y, Barkana Y, Avni I, Kozer. Fundus Anomalies: What the Pediatrician Eye Can't See. The International Journal for Quality in Health Care. Int J Qual Health Care. 2004;16:363-365.
11. Barkana Y, Zadok,D, Morad Y, Avni I. Visual field attention is reduced by concomitant hands-free conversation on a cellular telephone. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2004;138:347-353
12. Zadok D, Levi Y, Barkana Y, Avni I. Ocular Higher-Order Aberrations in Myopia and Skiascopic Wavefront Repeatability. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2005;31:1128-32.
13. Barkana Y, Almer Z, Segal O, Lazarovitch Z, Avni I, Zadok D. Reduction of the conjunctival bacterial flora by povidone-iodine, ofloxacin, and chlorhexidine in an outpatient setting. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavia, 2005;83:360-3
14. Schwartz S, Segal O, Barkana Y, Schwesig R, Avn I, Morad Y. The effect of cataract surgery on postural control. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005;46(3):920-4.
15. Barkana Y, Gerber Y, Elbaz U, Schwartz S, Ken-Dror G, Avni I, Zadok D. Central corneal thickness measurement with the Pentacam Scheimpflug system, optical low-coherence reflectometry pachymeter, and ultrasound pachymetry. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2005;31(9):1729-1735.
16. David Zadok, Shula Schwarts, Arie Marcovich, Yaniv Barkana, Yair Morad, Eva Eting, Isaac Avni. Penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus: long-term results. Cornea, 2005 ;24:959-961.
17. Barkana Y, Shihadeh W, Oliveira C, Tello C, Liebmann JM, Robert Ritch R. Angle Closure in Highly Myopic Eyes. Ophthalmology, 2006;113:247-54.
18. Zadok D, Levy Y, Barkana Y, Avizemer H. Rehabilitation Time after Simultaneous Bilateral Photorefractive Keratectomy for Low to Moderate Myopia. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2006;32:117-120.
19. Barkana Y, Harizman N, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Measurements of optic disc size with HRT II, Stratus OCT and funduscopy are not interchangeable. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;142(3):375-80
20. Barkana Y, Gerber G, Mora R, Liebmann JM, Ritch R. Effect of eye testing order on automated perimetry results using the Swedish Interactive Threshold Algorithm standard 24-2. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(6):781-4.
21. Barkana Y, Anis S, Liebmann JM, Tello C, Robert Ritch R. Clinical utility of intraocular pressure monitoring outside of normal office hours in patients with glaucoma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(6):793-7.
22. Elbaz U, Barkana Y, Gerber Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Comparison of different techniques of anterior chamber depth and keratometric measurements. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2007;143(1):48-53.
23. Cohen Y, Zadok D, Barkana Y, Shochat Z, Ashkenazi I, Avni I, Morad Y. Relationship between night myopia and night-time motor vehicle accidents. Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2007;85(4):367-70.
24. Attas-Fox L, Zadok D, Gerber Y, Morad Y, Eting E, Benamou N, Pras E, Segal O, Avni I, Barkana Y.Axial length measurement in eyes with diabetic macular edema: a-scan ultrasound versus IOLMaster. Ophthalmology. 2007;114(8):1499-504
25. Morad Y, Azaria B, Avni I, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Kohen-Raz R, Barenboim E.Posturography as an indicator of fatigue due to sleep deprivation. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2007;78(9):859-63.
26. Barkana Y, Dorairaj SK, Gerber Y, Liebmann JM, Ritch R.Agreement between gonioscopy and ultrasound biomicroscopy in detecting iridotrabecular apposition.Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(10):1331-5.
27. Pras E, Abu A, Zadok D, Reznik WH, Garzozi H, Barkana Y, Pras E,Avni I. The D144E Substitution in the VSX1 Gene: A Non-pathogenic Variant or a Disease Causing Mutation?. Ophthalmic Genetics 2009;29:53-59.
28. Oren G Benyamini, Yaniv Barkana, Morris Hartstein, Liat Attas, Isaac Avni, David Zadok. Biological Glue in Pterygium Surgery with a Rotational Flap or Sliding Flaps. Cornea. 2008 Sep;27(8):911-5.
29. Liat Attas-Fox, Yaniv Barkana, Vladimir Iskhakov,  Svetlana Rayvich, Yariv Gerber, Yair Morad, Isaac Avni, David Zadok. Topical Tacrolimus 0.03% Ointment for Intractable Allergic Conjunctivitis:  An Open Label Pilot Study. Curr Eye Res. 2008 Jul;33(7):545-9.
30. Yaniv Barkana, Zvia Burgansky-Eliash, Yariv Gerber, Shlomo Melamed, Meira Neudorfer, Isaac Avni, Elisha Bartov, Yair Morad. Inter-device variability of the Stratus OCT. 

31. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Gerber Y, Rasko A, Morad Y, Harstein M, Avni I, Zadok D. Effect of diabetes mellitus on biomechanical parameters of the cornea. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Apr;35(4):715-9.31. G

32. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Morad Y, Hartstein M, Avni I, Zadok D. Can we measure corneal biomechanical changes after collagen cross-linking in eyes with keratoconus?--a pilot study. Cornea. 2009 Jun;28(5):498-502.32. 

33. Morad Y, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Hartstein M, Pras E, Bar-Dayan Y. Ocular parameters as an objective tool for the assessment of truck drivers fatigue. Accid Anal Prev. 2009 Jul;41(4):856-60.

34. Ho CL, Lai JS, Aquino MV, Rojanapongpun P, Wong HT, Aquino MC, Gerber Y, Belkin M, Barkana Y. Selective laser trabeculoplasty for primary angle closure with persistently elevated intraocular pressure after iridotomy. J Glaucoma. 2009 Sep;18(7):563-6.34. 

35. Barkana Y, Burgansky-Eliash Z, Kaplan-Messas A, Eshkoli M, Avni I, Zadok D. Quantifying retinal nerve fiber layer loss in glaucoma using a model of unilateral hypertensive pseudoexfoliation syndrome. J Glaucoma. 2009 Oct-Nov;18(8):601-7.35. 

36. Cohen Y, Segal O, Barkana Y, Lederman R, Zadok D, Pras E, Morad Y. Correlation between asthenopic symptoms and different measurements of convergence and reading comprehension and saccadic fixation eye movements. Optometry. 2010 Jan;81(1):28-34.36. 

37. Morad Y, Pras E, Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Hartstein M. Surgical treatment of esotropia associated with high myopia: unilateral versus bilateral surgery. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul-Aug;20(4):653-8.

38. Goldich Y, Marcovich AL, Barkana Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Safety of corneal collagen cross-linking with UV-A and riboflavin in progressive keratoconus. Cornea. 2010 Apr;29(4):409-11.38. 

39. Goldich Y, Marcovich AL, Barkana Y, Hartstein M, Morad Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Comparison of corneal endothelial cell density estimated with 2 noncontact specular microscopes. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Oct;20(5):825-30.39. 

40. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Goldmann applanation tonometry versus ocular response analyzer for intraocular pressure measurements in keratoconic eyes. Cornea. 2010 Sep;29(9):1011-5.40. 

41. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Avni I, Pras E, Mezer E, Morad Y. Ballooncatheter dilatation versus probing as primary treatment for congenital dacryostenosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 May;95(5):634-6.41.  

42. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Pras E, Zadok D, Hartstein M, Morad Y. The effects ofsleep deprivation on oculomotor responses. Curr Eye Res. 2010 Dec;35(12):1135-41.42.  

43. Barkana Y, Dekel I, Goldich Y, Morad Y, Avni I, Zadok D. Angle Closure inCaucasians-A Pilot, General Ophthalmology Clinic-based Study. J Glaucoma. 2012 Jun;21(5):337-41. 

44. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Pras E, Fish A, Mandel Y, Hirsh A, Tsur N, Morad Y, AvniI, Zadok D. Variations in corneal biomechanical parameters and central corneal thickness during the menstrual cycle. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Aug;37(8):1507-11. 

45. Goldich Y, Marcovich AL, Barkana Y, Mandel Y, Hirsh A, Morad Y, Avni I, ZadokD. Clinical and corneal biomechanical changes after collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and UV irradiation in patients with progressive keratoconus: results after 2 years of follow-up. Cornea. 2012 Jun;31(6):609-14. 

46. Barkana Y, Shoshany N, Almer Z, Pras E. Familial Juvenile Normal-tensionGlaucoma With Anterior Segment Dysgenesis: A Clinical Report of a New Phenotype. J Glaucoma. 2012 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] 

47. Barkana Y, Bakshi E, Goldich Y, Morad Y, Kaplan A, Avni I, Zadok D.Characterization and Comparison of the 10-2 SITA-Standard and Fast Algorithms. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012;2012:821802. 

48. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Avni I, Berenshtein E, Rosner M, Chevion M. Use of amphoteric rinsing solution for treatment of ocular tissues exposed to nitrogen mustard. Acta Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;91(1):e35-40.

49. Nasser CK, Singer R, Barkana Y, Zadok D, Avni I, Goldich Y. Repeatability of the Sirius imaging system and agreement with the Pentacam HR. J Refract Surg. 2012 Jul;28(7):493-7.

50. Pras E, Pras E, Reznik-Wolf H, Sharon D, Raivech S, Barkana Y, Abu-Horowitz A, Ygal R, Banin E. Fundus albipunctatus: novel mutations and phenotypic description of Israeli patients. Mol Vis. 2012;18:1712-8.

51. Einan-Lifshitz A, Barkana Y, Goldich Y, Gutfreund S, Avni I, Zadok D. Results of cataract surgery with Z-flex hydrophilic acrylic toric IOL. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr 22;23(3):333-8.

52. Barkana Y, Gutfreund S. Measurement of the difference in intraocular pressure between the sitting and lying body positions in healthy subjects: direct comparison of the Icare Pro with the Goldmann applanation tonometer, pneumatonometer and Tonopen XL. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec 3. doi: 10.1111/ceo.12272. [Epub ahead of print]

53.  Barkana Y. Postural change in intraocular pressure - comparison of measurement with a Goldmann tonometer, Tonopen XL, pneumatonometer, and HA-2. J Glaucoma, 2014 Jan;23(1):e23-8

54. Goldich Y, Barkana Y, Wussuku Lior O, Marcovich AL, Hirsh A, Avni I, Zadok D. Corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of progressive keratoconus: 3-year prospective outcome.Can J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;49(1):54-9. 

55. Katz A, Tal DM, Heller D, Haviv H, Rabah B, Barkana Y, Marcovich AL, Karlish AJD. Digoxin derivatives with enhanced selectivity for the α2 isoform of Na,K-ATPase. Effects on intraocular pressure in rabbits.  J Biol Chem, 2014, Jul 25;289(30):21153-62

56. Goldich Y, Cooper M, Barkana Y, Tovbin J, Lee Ovadia K, Avni I, Zadok D. Ocular anterior segment changes in pregnancy. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Nov;40(11):1868-71

57. Katz A, Tal DM, Heller D, Habeck M, Ben Zeev E,Rabah B ,Bar Kana Y ,Marcovich AL,Karlish SJD. Digoxin derivatives with selectivity for the α2β3 isoform of Na,K-ATPase potently reduce intraocular pressure. PNAS, 2015 Nov 3;112(44):13723-8

58. Geffen N, Ofir S, Belkin A, Segev F, Barkana Y, Kaplan Messas A, Assia EI, Belkin M. Transscleral Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty Without a Gonioscopy Lens. J Glaucoma. 2017 Mar;26(3):201-207.

59. Dar N, Belkin A, Pillar S, Sheiman V, Tempelhof OF, Barkana Y, Geffen N. Effects of Postural Variation on Intra-ocular Pressure: Comparison between Pseudo-exfoliation Glaucoma and Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. Curr Eye Res. 2020 Mar 13:1-6. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2020.1739313. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32141781

60. Or L, Barkana Y, Hecht I, Weiner C, Einan-Lifshitz A, Pras E. FOXC1 variant in a family with anterior segment dysgenesis and normal-tension glaucoma. Exp Eye Res. 2020 Sep 6:108220. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2020.108220. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32905845

61. Barkana Y, Pondorfer SG, Schmitz-Valckenberg S, Russ H, Finger RP. Improved sensitivity of microperimetric outcomes for clinical studies in age-related macular degeneration. Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 26;11(1):4764. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-83716-w. PMID: 33637858.
62. Belkin A, Dar N, Pillar S, Tempelhof OF, Barkana Y, Ben Haim LN, Geffe N. The effect of trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage device implantation on postural intraocular pressure changes in glaucomatous eyes. Acta Ophthalmologica, 2021 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/aos.14776. Online ahead of print.
63. Kapelushnik N, Singer R, Barkana Y, Rosenfeld A, Tucker Y, Jaber W, Gaton D, Leshno L, Skaat A. Surgical Outcomes of Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implantation without Plate Sutures - a 10-year Retrospective Study. 2021 Jun 1;30(6):502-507. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001813.
64. Singer R, Kapelushnik N, Rotenstreich Y, Leshno A, Barkana Y, Skaat A. Surgical outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation with plate fixation using vicryl sutures or no plate fixation. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr 28;11206721211012869. doi: 10.1177/11206721211012869. Online ahead of print.
65. Barkana Y, Leshno A, Stern O, Singer R, Russ H, Oddone F, Lanzetta P, Perdicchi A, Johnson CA, Garway-Heath DF, Rossetti LM, Skaat A. Visual Field Endpoints Based on Subgroups of Points may be Useful in Glaucoma Clinical Trials - A Study with the Humphrey Field Analyzer and the Compass perimeter. J Glaucoma 2021 Aug 1;30(8):661-665. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001856.
66. Kapelushnik N, Leshno A, Singer R, Huna-Baron R, Barkana Y, Skaat A. Er:YAG laser-assisted filtration surgery: initial results in rabbits. BMC Ophthalmol. 2021 May 20;21(1):226.
67. Leshno A, Stern O, Barkana Y, Kapelushnik N, Singer R, Prat DL, Cohen G, Ben-David G, Abrahami D, Huna-Baron R, Skaat A. Ocular surface temperature differences in glaucoma. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022 May;32(3):1518-1524. doi: 10.1177/11206721211023723. Epub 2021 Jun 9. PMID: 34105387.

68. Cohen GY, Ben-David G, Singer R, Benyosef S, Shemesh R, Leshno A, Barkana Y, Skaat A. Ocular Surface Temperature: Characterization in a Large Cohort of Healthy Human Eyes and Correlations to Systemic Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(10):1877.

69. Leshno A, De Moraes CG, Mezad-Koursh D, Belkin M, Singer R, Jaber W, Barkana Y, Skaat A. Glaucoma Publication Trends in Leading General Ophthalmology Journals During the Past Quarter Century: Where Are the Clinical Trials? J Glaucoma. 2021 Jun 1;30(6):e305-e311. doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001800. PMID: 34060510.

70. Belkin, A., Dar, N., Pillar, S., Tempelhof, O.F., Barkana, Y., Sheiman, V., Naftali Ben Haim, L. and Geffen, N. (2021), The effect of trabeculectomy and glaucoma drainage device implantation on postural intraocular pressure changes in glaucomatous eyes. Acta Ophthalmol, 99: e1112-e1117.

71. Zahavi A, Friedman Gohas M, Sternfeld A, Daoud Zreiq N, Muhsinoglu O, Ofri R, Barkana Y, Goldenberg-Cohen N. Histological and molecular characterization of glaucoma model induced by one or two injections of microbeads to the anterior chamber of mice. Int Ophthalmol. 2022 Dec;42(12):3763-3775. doi: 10.1007/s10792-022-02372-9. Epub 2022 Jun 22. PMID: 35731354.


Review articles

1.      Barkana Y, Alhalel A, Stein M, Belkin M. פגיעות לייזר בשדה הקרב  Laser injuries in the battlefield. Harefuah, 1998; 134(11): 903-906.
2.      Barkana Y and Belkin M. Laser eye injuries. Surv Ophthalmol, 2000; 44(6):459-478
3.      Barkana Y and Zadok D. Customized Laser Refractive Surgery. Comp Ophthalmol Update, 2001; 2:71-78
4.      Barkana Y and Belkin M. Neuroprotection in ophthalmology – a review. Brain Research Bulletin, 2004; 62(6):447-453.
5.      Ritch R and Barkana Y. Pigmentary Glaucoma. Updated November 2007 Published on the internet:
6.      Barkana Y, Belkin M. Selective laser trabeculoplasty. Surv Ophthalmol. 2007;52(6):634-54.
7.      Dorairaj SK, Barkana Y, Tham C, Ritch R. Angle Closure Glaucomas -Posterior (Pushing) Mechanisms Without Pupillary Block. Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology, 2008;12

8.      Maslin JS, Barkana Y, Dorairaj SK.Anterior segment imaging in glaucoma: An updated review. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Aug;63(8):630-40.

Chapters in books

1. Barkana Y and Belkin M.  Photic and Electrical Trauma, in: Kuhn F and Pieramici DJ, eds: Ocular Trauma - The essentials. Thieme: New York, 2002. pp. 361-372 2.
2. Barkana Y and Belkin M.  Neuroprotection in ophthalmology. In: Leor J and Battler A, eds: Stem Cell and Gene-Based Therapy. Frontiers in Regenerative Medicine. Springer: London, 2006, pp. 237-249
3. Barkana, Y., Belkin, M. and Kuhn F. Electromagnetic trauma. In: Kuhn, F. Ocular Traumatology. Springer: New York 2007, pp. 501-511 
4. Ritch R Barkana Y and Jeffrey M. Liebman. Special Therapeutic Situations, in Peter A. Netland, ed: American Academy of Ophthalmology Monograph Series #13 - Glaucoma Medical Therapy Principles and Management, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press. New York 2008, pp 215-233
5. Barkana Y, Tham C, Dorairaj SK, Ritch R. Angle Closure Glaucomas -Posterior (Pushing) Mechanisms Without Pupillary Block, in: Bruce Shields, Joyce Tombran-Tink, Colin J Barnstable, eds: Glaucoma: Mechanisms and Management. The Humana Press Inc. , US, 2008, pp 173-190



1. Barkana Y, Dorairaj S. Re: Tham et al.: Global prevalence of glaucoma and projections of glaucoma burden through 2040: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Ophthalmology 2014;121:2081-90). Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul;122(7):e40-1

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