Gonzalo Blanco

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Conjunctival tumors are one of the most frequent of the eye and adnexa. They comprise a large variety of conditions, from benign lesions such as nevus or papilloma, to malignant lesions such as epidermoid carcinoma or melanoma which may threaten visual function and the life of the patient. They can arise from any cellular component, but the most frequent(More)
We report a case of an intradiploic epidermoid cyst of the lateral orbital wall that resulted in proptosis and downward displacement of the left eye. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a bone-destroying mass involving the frontal, sphenoid, and zygomatic bones that extended into the orbit, temporalis, and anterior cranial fossa.(More)
The increased use of damage control surgery in complex trauma patients requires accurate prognostic indicators. We compared the discriminatory capacity of commonly used trauma and intensive care unit (ICU) scores, including revised trauma score, injury severity scores, trauma score-injury severity scores, acute physiology and chronic health evaluations II,(More)
CASE REPORT A 71 year-old female presented with bilateral conjunctivitis, scleritis and peripheral ulcerative keratitis. Ancillary tests showed presence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, with diffuse granular cytoplasmic immunofluorescence staining (ANCAc). Conjunctival biopsy showed necrotizing vasculitis in small vessels. Diagnosis of Wegener(More)
PURPOSE The conjuctival biopsy is described as a useful technique in the diagnosis of some chronic conjunctivitis, with low specific signs and with poor response to the conventional treatment. Furthermore it is quite important in the diagnosis of conjunctival diseases with potential dangerous treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three clinical cases are(More)
PURPOSE To present a series of patients with uveal melanoma masquerading as ocular hypertension. METHODS Patients diagnosed with uveal melanoma were reviewed, selecting those cases with initial presentation as secondary unilateral glaucoma. Clinical and histopathological information useful for prognosis was examined, such as anterior border localization,(More)
Laser periocular surgery has achieved an increased popularity, particularly since the widespread use of CO(2) and erbium:yttrium aluminum garnet laser and more recently with the development of nonablative laser technology. The main target of these techniques is to treat photoaging changes to obtain a rejuvenated skin. Despite the relatively safety of these(More)
We investigated the need for continuous immunosuppression to maintain experimental tumours derived from human uveal melanoma cells implanted in the choroid of pigmented rabbits. Two groups of pigmented rabbits immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A (CsA) were implanted with human uveal melanoma cells in the suprachoroidal space. After 5 weeks, CsA was(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the surgical outcome of aponeurosis surgery in patients with acquired myogenic eyelid ptosis and describe surgical guidelines for their correction. METHODS The clinical records of two patients with acquired myogenic eyelid ptosis after surgical correction were reviewed. RESULTS In two patients with acquired myogenic eyelid ptosis and(More)