Carlos Eduardo Leite Árieta

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AIM To evaluate the epidemiological characteristics of retinal detachment in a defined urban population in the Southeast of Brazil. METHODS A retrospective study of patients consulted at the Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, with retinal detachment between June 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004. Data were entered into(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate patient characteristics and satisfaction in an outpatient service at a university hospital, aiming at obtaining subsidies for standardization of a quality assessment program. METHOD Patient-representative sample was selected. It consisted of users of the Ophthalmology Outpatient Service at the Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade(More)
OBJECTIVE To determinate the predictive value of preoperative glucose test of diabetic patients, with age above 40 years, for visual acuity outcome and clinical perioperative complications, in cataract surgery with local anesthesia, in an academical medical center. METHODS Type 2 diabetic patients, above 40 years of age, indicated for cataract surgery(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of preoperative use of topical anti-inflammatory prednisolone acetate, ketorolac tromethamine, nepafenac and placebo, on the maintenance of intraoperative mydriasis during cataract surgery. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS This single-center, masked, randomized clinical study comprised 140 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of dorzolamide compared to apraclonidine, in the prevention of the intra-ocular pressure (IOP) spike after Nd :YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. SITE: Department of Ophthalmology, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) General Hospital, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS In a double masked prospective clinical trial,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate whether routine medical testing before cataract surgery reduces the rate of complications during the perioperative period in adults. METHODS The study was carried out in an academic medical center in Brazil, between 10 February 2000 and 10 January 2001. The scheduled cataract operations were(More)
Cada vez mais têm sido dada atenção às boas práticas de redação e sua utilidade em artigos científicos. Ensaios clínicos aleatorizados, quando concebidos, conduzidos e relatados de forma apropriada, representam o padrão ouro na avaliação de tratamentos médicos. Entretanto, os ensaios clínicos podem produzir resultados enviesados se não houver rigor(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effects of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole vs placebo in reducing the risk of recurrences of Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis. DESIGN Single-center, prospective randomized double-masked clinical trial. METHODS A total of 95 patients from Campinas, Brazil, with active recurrent Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis were included.(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)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between high-order aberrations and refractive errors, and between high-order aberrations and age. METHODS An analytic retrospective study of patients that underwent aberrometry examination was conducted. All subjects examined with LadarWave aberrometer at the Hospital de Olhos do Paraná from April 2004 to April 2005(More)