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Ma Ludivina Robles-Osorio, Renata García-Franco, Carlos D Núñez-Amaro, Ximena Mira-Lorenzo, Paulina Ramírez-Neria, Wendy Hernández, Ellery López-Star, Thomas Bertsch, Gonzalo Martínez de la Escalera, Jakob Triebel, Carmen Clapp
Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are potentially blinding, microvascular retinal diseases in people with diabetes mellitus. Preclinical studies support a protective role of the hormone prolactin (PRL) due to its ocular incorporation and conversion to vasoinhibins, a family of PRL fragments that inhibit ischemia-induced retinal angiogenesis and diabetes-derived retinal vasopermeability. Here, we describe the protocol of an ongoing clinical trial investigating a new therapy for DR and DME based on elevating the circulating levels of PRL with the prokinetic, dopamine D2 receptor blocker, levosulpiride...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Harley E A Bicas
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April 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Rubens Belfort
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Lesly Carrillo Galván, Nadia Ríos, Van Charles Lansingh, Ángel Lee, Lihteh Wu, Ellery Lopez
PURPOSE: To assess scientific production related to ophthalmology and vision in Latin America during the period from 2006 to 2015. METHODS: The PubMed, Lilacs (Bireme), Google Scholar, SciELO, and Medigraphic databases were evaluated for this retrospective, descriptive, and comparative study. RESULTS: A total of 1,510 articles was identified. Brazil was the leader in quantitative production in ophthalmology, averaging 85.4 articles per year...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Arturo Gálvez-Rosas, Aurelio Tirzo Serrano-Miranda, Carlos Ridaura-Valencia, Eva Elizabeth Mundo-Fernández, Everardo Barojas-Weber
Objective: To determine the association of systemic diseases, as well as smoking and alcohol with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in adults over 40 years age. Method: A revision of the records of patients older than 40 years aged who had been diagnosed with glaucoma, which were selected at the outpatient care dept. Information was obtained through the automated hospital information system, which included socio-demographic and clinical variables. Data base was created and was processed by SPSS V20 program...
2018: Gaceta Médica de México
Francisco Alba-Bueno, Nuria Garzón, Fidel Vega, Francisco Poyales, María S Millán
PURPOSE: To examine and assess the halos generated in distance vision by multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) using both in vitro objective and in vivo subjective methods. SETTING: The objective method was carried out in the optics laboratory of the Applied Optics and Image Processing Group (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya -Barcelona). The psychophysical and subjective methods were carried out in the Instituto de Oftalmología Avanzada Madrid Innova Ocular...
January 2018: Current Eye Research
Eduardo M Rocha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Isabel de Fátima Alvim Braga, Kelly de Oliveira Vieira, Thiago Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins
Objective: To conduct a data survey on the subject of medical claims involving civil liability in ophthalmology at the São Paulo Court of Appeals. Methods: A case law research was carried out on the São Paulo Court of Appeals website searching for the keyword "ophthalmologist" for all years until 2016. Results: Of the 65 cases found, 29 were selected. There has been an increase in the number of claims in ophthalmology, especially in surgical procedures on the anterior chamber of the eye...
2017: Einstein
Paola Sauvageot, Gemma Julio, Juan Alvarez de Toledo, Victor Charoenrook, Rafael I Barraquer
PURPOSE: To compare ocular surface characteristics in eyes after femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Centro de Oftalmologia Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain. DESIGN: Prospective comparative observational study. METHODS: Patients with myopia who had femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK or PRK were included. Tear osmolarity, the Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire, Schirmer I, corneal sensitivity, tear breakup time (TBUT), and corneal fluorescein staining were evaluated preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Christie Graf Ribeiro, Ana Tereza Ramos Moreira, José Simão DE Paula Pinto, Osvaldo Malafaia
OBJECTIVE: to create and validate an electronic database in ophthalmology focused on strabismus, to computerize this database in the form of a systematic data collection software named Electronic Protocol, and to incorporate this protocol into the Integrated System of Electronic Protocols (SINPE(c)). METHODS: this is a descriptive study, with the methodology divided into three phases: (1) development of a theoretical ophthalmologic database with emphasis on strabismus; (2) computerization of this theoretical ophthalmologic database using SINPE(c) and (3) interpretation of the information with demonstration of results to validate the protocol...
May 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Victor Charoenrook, Ralph Michael, Maria Fideliz de la Paz, Angela Ding, Rafael I Barraquer, Jose Temprano
PURPOSE: To analyze the anatomical and functional results of keratoprosthesis using tibial bone autograft. METHODS: We reviewed 113 charts of patients who underwent tibial bone osteokeratoprothesis implantation at the Centro de Oftalmologia Barraquer. Kaplan-Meier survival curves with 95% confidence interval were calculated for functional success, defined as best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) ≥0.05 on the decimal scale, and for anatomical success, defined as retention of the keratoprosthesis lamina...
October 2016: Ocular Surface
Maria Montserrat Bausili, Juan Alvarez de Toledo, Rafael I Barraquer, Ralph Michael, Francesc Tresserra, Maria Fideliz de la Paz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the corneal button of primary penetrating keratoplasty of patients diagnosed with congenital aniridia. The study took place at the Instituto Universitario Barraquer and the Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of cases diagnosed with congenital aniridia was carried out. We analyzed 13 corneal buttons of 11 eyes with congenital aniridia. We only included those patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty for the first time...
2016: Ophthalmic Research
Arturo Ramirez-Miranda, Tito Ramirez-Luquin, Alejandro Navas, Enrique O Graue-Hernandez
PURPOSE: To report the complications associated with refractive lenticule extraction (ReLEx) in its 2 modalities: femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: In this retrospective review of a consecutive clinical case series, all patients who had a complicated ReLex FLEx or ReLEx SMILE procedure at the Cornea and External Disease Department at the Instituto de Oftalmologia Fundacion Conde de Valenciana, Mexico City, Mexico, were included...
October 2015: Cornea
Alberto Villarrubia, Antonio Cano-Ortiz
PURPOSE: To report the predictability of a nomogram for ultrathin donor lamella creation for Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with an automated microkeratome. SETTING: Instituto de Oftalmología La Arruzafa, Córdoba, Spain. DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized consecutive case series. METHODS: This study enrolled eyes of consecutive patients in which DSAEK was performed to treat Fuchs dystrophy or bullous keratopathy...
January 2015: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Pablo Peña-García, Jorge L Alió, Alfredo Vega-Estrada, Rafael I Barraquer
PURPOSE: To improve the predictability of the visual and refractive outcomes of intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation in keratoconus patients and highlight the importance of internal astigmatism and its relationship to corneal and refractive astigmatism as prognostic factors. SETTING: Vissum Corporación, Alicante, and Centro de Oftalmología Barrquer, Barcelona, Spain. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Visual, refractive, topographic, and aberrometric variables were evaluated in eyes having ICRS implantation...
October 2014: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Elío Diez-Feijóo, Arturo E Grau, Eugenia I Abusleme, Juan A Durán
PURPOSE: To study the clinical features and etiology of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES). METHODS: We examined a total of 100 patients (117 eyes) with the diagnosis of RCES who presented at our institution (Instituto Clinico Quirúrgico de Oftalmología, Bilbao, Spain). Studied data included demography, etiology, corneal location, and association with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 44.5 (range, 14-80) years...
June 2014: Cornea
Maria Fideliz de la Paz, Josef Stoiber, Valeria de Rezende Couto Nascimento, Juan Alvarez de Toledo, Orang Seyeddain, Wolfgang Hitzl, Günther Grabner, Rafael I Barraquer, Ralph Michael
PURPOSE: To describe the outcome of patients with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis, with regard to anatomical and visual success. METHODS: Retrospective case series of patients who underwent Boston type I keratoprosthesis surgery at the Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer in Barcelona and at the University Eye Clinic in Salzburg between May 2006 and December 2011. Sixty-seven eyes were included. Anatomical success, visual acuity, and complication rate were evaluated and correlated with the initial diagnosis...
January 2014: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Renan Kleber Costa Teixeira, Nara Macedo Botelho, Andy Petroianu
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether there is a preference for international journal citation to the detriment of national ones in ten Brazilian medical journals, in two different periods. METHODS: All references in the articles published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular, Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, São Paulo Medical Journal, Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia, Clinics, Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia, Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria e Acta Ortopédica Brasileira in the years 2011 and 2007 were analyzed, assessing the number of articles published in national and international journals...
November 2013: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti Lira, Rafael Marsicano Cezar Vieira, Fauze Abdulmassih Gonçalves, Maria Carolina Alves Ferreira, Diana Maziero, Thais Helena Moreira Passos, Carlos Eduardo Leite Arieta
PURPOSE: To determine the association between language and number of citations of ophthalmology articles published in Brazilian journals. METHODS: This study was a systematic review. Original articles were identified by review of documents published at the two Brazilian ophthalmology journals indexed at Science Citation Index Expanded - SCIE ["Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia (ABO)" and "Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia (RBO)"]. All document types ("articles" and "reviews") listed at SCIE in English (English Group) or in Portuguese (Portuguese Group) from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 were included, except: "editorial materials"; "corrections"; "letters"; and "biographical items"...
January 2013: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia
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March 2013: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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