Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt

Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building


COM Ophthalmology - 0527

Professional Summary

Name:  ZEYNEP                                                                                                         GURSEL OZKURT   
Email: gurselzp@ucmail.uc.edu        
Nationality: Turkish
Languages Known: Turkish, English

-Turkish Medical Council: 114783
-Collage of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario: 119214
-Ohio Medical License: 35.148745 issued on 27-June-2023
-Turkish Ophthalmology Association
-International Society of Ocular Oncology 
 Educational Qualification:
-Retinoblastoma Research Fellowship
 Sickkids Hospital
 Toronto, Canada
 October 2022- June 2023

 -Ocular Oncology Clinical Fellowship
  Princess Margaret Cancer Center
  University of Toronto, Canada
  July 2019 – June 2021

 -Ocular Oncology Research Fellowship
  Kellogg’s Eye Center
  University of Michigan, USA
  March 2015 - August 2015

 -Ophthalmology Residency Training
  Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital
  University of Health Sciences, Turkey
  December 2005 – December 2010  

 -Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training
  Duzce Medical Faculty Hospital
  University of Duzce, Turkey
  June 2004 – May 2005

 -Medical School Training
  Istanbul Medical Faculty
  University of Istanbul, Turkey
  October 1997 – July 2003
ECFMG Certification:
Issued: 08-February-2021
Employment Chronicle:
- University Of Cincinnati, USA
   Ophthalmology Department
   Ocular Oncologist, Associate Professor
   September 2023-Ongoing

 -Sickkids Hospital, Canada
  Retinoblastoma Clinic
  Research Fellow
  October 2022-June 2023

 -University of Toronto, Canada
  Princess Margaret Hospital
  Ocular Oncology Clinic
  Research Coordinator
  October 2021-September 2022
-University of Toronto, Canada
 Ocular oncology clinical fellow
 Princess Margaret Hospital
 July 2019 – June 2021
-University of Dicle, Turkey
 Assistant professor in ophthalmology
 May 2013 – June 2019
-Gazi Yasargil Education and Research Hospital, Turkey


Medical School Training: University of Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey, 2003

Ophthalmology Residency Training: Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences Turkey, 2010

Ocular Oncology Research Fellowship: Kellogg’s Eye Center Michigan, USA, 2015

Ocular Oncology Clinical Fellowship: Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto Canada, 2021

Retinoblastoma Research Fellowship: Sickkids Hospital Toronto, Canada, 2023

Clinical Interests


Eye Cancer

Eye Disease

Eye Tumors

Ocular Disease

Ocular Melanoma




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 More Information

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

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

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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

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 More Information

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

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, , More Information

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 ) , More Information

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, , More Information

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 More Information

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 , , More Information

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, , More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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, 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 ) , More Information

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 More Information

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, , More Information

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 More Information

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, 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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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

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

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 More Information

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, , More Information

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 ) , More Information

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

Book Chapter

Aziz Rodan Sarohan, Sait Edipsoy, Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt, Can Ozlu, Ayca Nur Demir & Osman Cen (2023 ) Vitamin A Deficiency, COVID-19, and Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis (Black Fungus): An Analytical Perspective Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Book Series . (Co-Author)

Hakan Demirci MD, Victor Elner MD, Zeynep Gursel Ozkurt MD, Naziha Slimani MD (2016 ) Fat, Fibrous, Muscle and Other Mesenchymal Tumors of the Orbit Diseases and Disorders of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa .Elsiver (Co-Author)