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PURPOSE To determine the incidence of endophthalmitis after 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomies (PPVs). METHODS Retrospective comparative case series of consecutive patients who underwent 20-, 23-, or 25-gauge PPV at 11 centers from Latin America between 2005 to 2009. Pars plana vitrectomy cases were identified through a search of the billing(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical and genetic characteristics of a new ophthalmic syndrome, which consists of posterior microphthalmos, retinitis pigmentosa, foveoschisis, and optic disc drusen, that segregates as an autosomal recessive trait in a family with four affected siblings. The membrane-type frizzled-related protein (MFRP) and CEH10(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical and genetic analysis of a Mexican female patient with a sporadic Bietti's crystalline corneoretinal dystrophy. METHODS Ophthalmological examination included best-corrected visual acuity, slit lamp examination, applanation tonometry, fundus photography, fluorescein retinal angiography, Goldmann kinetic perimetry, corneal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-high risk alleles of the complement factor H (CFH), complement factor B (CFB), complement component 2 (C2), complement component 3 (C3), and age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2 (ARMS2) genes in a Mexican population for the first time. METHODS Genotyping was performed for(More)
OBJECTIVE Autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance accounts for 15-20% of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) familial cases. The characterization of AD RP-related mutations remains essential because it provides both accurate diagnosis and clinically important prognostic information. Rhodopsin (RHO) and peripherin/RDS are the two most common mutated genes in AD RP in(More)
PURPOSE To describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) characteristics of patients with group 2A idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasis (IPFT) and to correlate them with biomicroscopic and fluorescein angiographic (FA) findings based on Gass and Blodi staging classification for group 2A IPFT. METHODS Fifty-two eyes of 26 consecutive patients with IPFT(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this paper is to describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) characteristics of patients with full-thickness traumatic macular hole (TMH) and to correlate them with biomicroscopy findings. METHODS Twelve eyes of ten consecutive patients with full-thickness TMH participated in this observational retrospective multicentre study.(More)
Idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) typically affects middle-aged males. To date, only one case of idiopathic CSC in a prepubertal subject has been reported. Atypical idiopathic CSC presentation may be challenging to diagnose. Exclusion of secondary causes of serous retinal detachment (SRD) is warranted. We describe the atypical case of a(More)
In 1999, Ramon et al. examined the effects of-aminolevulinic acid (-ALA) on two cervical cancer cell lines (HeLa and CaLo) and normal cervical cells. The results reported additionally support the proposal that Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) could be an effective tool for treatment of cervical cancer (CeCa) by protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) accumulation. This cancer(More)
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