Andrea Esperanza Fonseca

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PURPOSE Lens autofluorescence originates from an accumulation of fluorescent substances such as the tryptophan-derived residues and glycosylated protein aggregations, which are associated with the process of cataractogenesis and lens aging. The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether pregnancy alters the typical constituents of the lens(More)
This thesis proposes a novel working paradigm for transportation infrastructure asset management by viewing the transportation networks as key components (or nodes) of a broader network of resources, which includes infrastructure linked with society’s ecological, social, and economic systems. An extensive review of network science literature suggested that(More)
CASE REPORT We present two patients with Diffuse Retinal Pigment Epitheliopathy (DRPE) treated with verteporfin photodynamic therapy (PDT). The first patient was treated with PDT because there was foveal involvement. The second patient received PDT because he had multiple recurrences of DRPE with poor resolution following previous argon-laser(More)
To date, venous reconstruction has not been as successful as arterial reconstruction. Prosthetic materials used as venous substitutes produce much lower patency rates with a higher incidence of early thrombosis than those used as arterial substitutes. We describe the case of a 38-year-old obese woman in whom we encountered an unexpected tear of the common(More)
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