Claudio Garcia

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PURPOSE To investigate immune and viral contributions to the pathogenesis of immune recovery uveitis (IRU), which presents as vitritis, macular edema, or formation of epiretinal membranes, and develops in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who experienced cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis before antiretroviral treatment (ART) induced(More)
Freezing tolerance and freezing avoidance were studied, during the growing season, in plant species from two different elevations (3200 m and 3700 m) in a desert region of the high Andes (29° 45′S, 69° 59′W) in order to determine whether there was a relationship between plant height and cold resistance mechanisms. Freezing injury and supercooling capacity(More)
PURPOSE To report spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and angiographic findings in exudative retinal detachment complicating central serous chorioretinopathy. DESIGN interventional case report. METHODS 33-year old man with bilateral nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachment, misdiagnosed as uveitis, iatrogenically treated with systemic(More)
PURPOSE To report fundus autofluorescence (FA) and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) findings in serpiginous choroiditis. DESIGN Case report. METHODS SDOCT and FA imaging of a 37-year-old woman with bilateral recurrent serpiginous choroiditis. RESULTS Active new lesions disclosed hyperautofluorescence, in contrast to(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the full clinical spectrum of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related intraocular lymphoma as manifested in the eye, specifically retinal lymphoma associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma, isolated ocular lymphoma, and choroidal lymphoma associated with systemic lymphoma. METHODS Three patients with acquired(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the spatial association between visual field (VF) sensitivity loss and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thinning in patients infected by the human immunodeficiency virus. METHODS Fifty-one eyes of 51 human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients and 22 eyes of 22 control subjects were enrolled. Patients were evaluated using the Fast(More)
1 Author to whom all correspondence should be addressed. Abstract: This paper focuses on the design of a model-based predictive control (MPC or MBPC) technique to regulate the concentration levels of nitrate in both anoxic and aerobic zones of a pre-denitrifying activated sludge plant, aiming to improve the nitrogen (N)removal from wastewater. The synthesis(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of oral fluorescein angiography with a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) system. DESIGN Comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS The authors used a confocal SLO (Heidelberg Retina Angiograph [HRA]) to perform oral fluorescein angiography in 47 patients, 13 of whom were without any retinal disease and 34 with a(More)
PURPOSE To study the activity of the novel anti-angiogenic compound AG3340 (Prinomastat), a selective inhibitor of matrix metalloproteases, in an animal model of retinal neovascularization. METHODS C57BL/6J mice were used to produce oxygen-induced retinal neovascularization. Mice were exposed to room air from birth (P0) to postnatal 7 days (P7) and to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate anatomical and functional results of 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless pars plana vitrectomy in patients with uveitis. METHODS Vitrectomy was performed on 20 eyes with residual vitritis secondary to infectious and noninfectious uveitis. Patients were evaluated 1 week before surgery and after surgery at day 1, week 1, week 4 and(More)