Alvarez Castillo

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AbstractPurpose To compare selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) with conventional argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) in terms of hypotensive efficacy, anterior chamber inflammation, and pain reported by the patients treated.Methods A prospective study performed on 40 consecutive patients. Group I (n=20): SLT 180°. Group II (n=20): ALT 180°. Intraocular(More)
BACKGROUND Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the first therapeutic step in assisted reproductive techniques and many factors, including male and female infertility and technique-dependent factors, have been reported to influence pregnancy rates after IUI. METHODS We carried out this retrospective study on 1201 couples undergoing 3012 intrauterine(More)
The authors assessed a fluorophotometry follow-up study of 18 months in 24 juvenile insulin-dependent diabetic patients with no retinopathy. The initial duration of diabetes was 5.96 +/- 3.44 years and the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) was 10.12 +/- 2.27%. The baseline Vitreous Penetration Ratio transmittance value (VPRt) was 4.13 +/- 1.31 x 10-6 min-1(More)
PURPOSE The primary objective of this study was to determine the intraocular pressure- (IOP) lowering efficacy over two consecutive 24-h periods of travoprost 0.004% ophthalmic solution (Travatan) compared to latanoprost 0.005% (Xalatan) dosed once daily in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. METHODS This was a double-masked(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate tear secretion and corneal sensitivity after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for the correction of myopia. METHODS In a prospective study, 48 consecutive eyes (24 patients) underwent LASIK to correct myopia ranging from -3.5 to -12.25 diopters. Tear secretion tested by the tear function index and corneal sensitivity tested using(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of the concomitant administration of travoprost 0.004% once daily and brinzolamide 0.1% twice daily with those of a fixed combination of latanoprost 0.005%/timolol 0.5% once daily. RESEARCH, DESIGN AND METHODS Forty-four patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension with elevated IOP(More)
BACKGROUND Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is an effective procedure to correct myopia. It may have complications related to the flap, such as epithelial ingrowth and stromal melt. METHODS We report on a patient who developed extensive epithelial ingrowth and partial keratolysis of the flap following LASIK. This complication was treated by lifting(More)
CASE REPORT Simultaneous Ahmed valve implant, combined with phacoemulsification cataract surgery, is a useful therapeutic option for patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma, when conventional filtering surgery fails. This combined approach permits both control of intraocular pressure and early recovery of visual function. We report the results in five(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate intraoperative endothelial damage after planned extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with difference capsulotomy techniques and phacoemulsification. SETTING San Carlos University Hospital, Castroviejo Institute, Madrid, Spain. METHODS In this prospective, randomized study, 60 patients with senile cataract scheduled for cataract(More)
The hemodynamics of coarctation of the aorta have been extensively investigated. These studies have shown that the renal blood flow is within normal limits (1), as in flow to the extremities (2-4), even though the circulation time to the lower parts of the body has a tendency to be prolonged (5). Although coronary blood flow has been reported to be(More)