Alvaro Pedroso de Carvalho Lupinacci

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AIM To compare the 24 h intraocular pressure (IOP), blood pressure (BP), and perfusion pressure (PP) of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients and healthy individuals. METHODS 24 healthy individuals and 29 POAG patients underwent IOP and BP measurements every 2 h, starting at 08:00 until 06:00 of the next morning. IOP measurements were made by a(More)
AIMS To compare the IOP measurements obtained with dynamic contour tonometry (DCT) and Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), and to analyse the influence of central corneal thickness (CCT) and age on both measurements, and the influence of the quality score on DCT readings. METHODS A total of 500 healthy subjects with no prior history of glaucoma or(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with anterior segment neovascularization treated with or without intravitreal bevacizumab. METHODS This was a retrospective, comparative case series of 60 patients with anterior segment neovascularization: 30 consecutive patients treated with intravitreal bevacizumab(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of pupil dilation on retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) measurements with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS In total, 29 healthy individuals and 26 glaucoma patients underwent RNFL measurements with the Cirrus HD-OCT Model 4000 (Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.) before and 30-40 min after pupil(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of blindness in the elderly population of Campinas, Brazil, and to describe the coverage and quality of cataract surgery services in the area. METHODS A brief assessment of cataract surgery services (using the "RACSS" (Rapid Assessment of Cataract Surgical Services Method) was conducted using random cluster sampling,(More)
Intralenticular foreign bodies comprise about 5% to 10% of all intraocular foreign bodies and can result in serious complications. The management depends on some factors like size, location, material type and the risk of infection. We present a patient with an intralenticular metal foreign body in the left eye that, following initial treatment with topical(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of the tertiary care delivered to patients with vitreoretinal diseases in a defined urban population; to substantiate the planning and allocation of resources in order to improve the tertiary eye care delivery system in a specific area. METHODS Data were collected from consecutive first-time patients between June 1,(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinically, dorzolamide (Trusopt(R); Merck & Co Inc, West Point, PA, USA) is often used twice daily (b.i.d.) or three times daily (t.i.d.) as adjunctive therapy with prostaglandins. Our purpose was to determine the effect of dorzolamide on intraocular pressure (IOP) when added to latanoprost (Xalatan(R); Pfizer Inc, New York, NY, USA) baseline(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of pupil size and optical blur on measurements obtained with isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP). Two stimulus conditions of icVEP, +15 and −15% contrasts, were studied in normal subjects with normal (N), miotic (M), and dilated (D) pupils. The effects of optical blur were studied in subjects(More)
AIM To measure the central corneal thickness (CCT) of children with congenital cataract and surgical aphakia. METHODS Children with congenital cataract or surgical aphakia were prospectively recruited and divided into four groups: unilateral cataract (group 1, n = 14), bilateral cataract (group 2, n = 17), unilateral aphakia (group 3, n = 32) and(More)