Fernanda Pedreira Magalhães

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PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of a prophylactic regimen of daily topical 0.5% moxifloxacin and 5% povidone-iodine (PI) in patients with Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro) and to assess the applicability of a novel molecular diagnostic technique to analyze the ocular surface microbiota in these patients. METHODS Ten patients had their inferior(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical classification of cataract using the Lens Opacities Classification System (LOCS) III with the mean values of lens density provided by the Pentacam Scheimpflug System in nuclear cataracts. METHODS One hundred and one eyes from 101 patients with age-related nuclear cataract were submitted to clinical examination for lens(More)
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies classically have been associated with thrombotic phenomena and abortion in patients with autoimmune diseases. The objective of the present work was to evaluate the frequency of such antibodies in patients infected with HIV and study its association with the presence of clinical manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate 810-nm subthreshold diode micropulse (SDM) laser in patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled pilot trial. Patients were randomized to SDM laser treatment (group 1) or sham procedure (group 2). Primary outcome measure was(More)
Background. To describe the standard autofluorescence (FAF), the near infrared autofluorescence (NIA) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) patterns in central serous chorioretinopathy, correlating them with fluorescein angiography. Methods. Cross-sectional observational study, in which patients with at least seven months of CSC underwent ophthalmologic(More)
PURPOSE To report the outcomes of Boston type I keratoprosthesis (BKPro) in the management of ocular burn injuries. METHODS This was a prospective study including all cases of BKPro implantation for ocular burns at the External Diseases and Cornea Service of the Federal University of São Paulo, between February 2008 and February 2010. Ten patients (10(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic ophthalmia is a rare, bilateral, diffuse granulomatous uveitis that usually occurs after open globe injury or intraocular surgery. To our knowledge, findings of this condition using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography have not been previously described. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A case of sympathetic uveitis after a(More)
Regardless of significant progress in the field of corneal transplantation to treat corneal opacification, some cases of corneal blindness still present a poor prognosis for conventional penetrating keratoplasty. In patients with repeated graft failure and/or with severe ocular surface disease, the Boston type I keratoprosthesis (type I BKPro) has become a(More)
PURPOSE To determine factors associated with the test-retest variability of optic nerve head (ONH) topography measurements with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (CSLO) in newly diagnosed glaucomatous patients. METHODS Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed primary open-angle glaucoma were prospectively enrolled. Patients presenting with any(More)
est census data, of a total of 174,449,875 inhabitants, approximately 82 per cent live in cities. The territorial area of Brazil is 8,514,215.3 square kilometres, divided into five large regions – North, Northeast, Central-East, South and Southeast, with a total of 27 states and 5,551 municipalities (IBGE, Census 2000). Although the small municipalities(More)