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OBJECTIVE The objective of this research was to study the effect of optic neuritis (ON) on axonal damage in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Specifically, we compared changes over 2 years in the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) between affected and contralateral eyes in MS patients with a prior history of ON. METHODS Thirty-four patients with one(More)
Thirty patients with asthma and/or monosensitized allergic rhinitis caused by grass pollen whose ages ranged from 15 to 35 years were selected. Two groups were established at random: an active group and a placebo group, and a double-blind study was done on treatment with immunotherapy for a period of 3 continuous years, with initiation doses administered(More)
PURPOSE To quantify changes in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) over a 1-year time period and to compare the ability of noninvasive diagnostic imaging devices and visual evoked potentials (VEP) to detect axonal loss in these patients. METHODS Eighty-one patients with MS underwent a complete ophthalmic(More)
AIM To quantify structural and functional degeneration in the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) over a 2-year time period, and to analyse the effect of prior optic neuritis (ON) as well as the duration and incidence of MS relapses. METHODS 166 MS patients and 120 healthy controls underwent assessment of visual(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the ability of time-domain and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomographies (OCTs) to detect macular and retinal nerve fiber layer atrophies in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). To test the intrasession reproducibility using three OCT instruments (Stratus, Cirrus, and Spectralis). METHODS Eighty eyes of 80 subjects (40 RP patients and 40(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate correlations between longitudinal changes in neuro-ophthalmologic measures and quality of life (QOL) and disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), using optical coherence tomography (OCT), visual evoked potentials (VEP), and visual field examination. METHODS Fifty-four patients with relapsing-remitting MS were enrolled in(More)
A study of pharmacovigilance has been performed in 522 patients suffering from allergic rhinitis and/or asthma. Sensitization was due to pollens and mites in ther majority of cases. The treatment consisted in biologically standardized glycerinated allergenic extracts for specific sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) and, major allergens were also quantified,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate correlations between visual evoked potentials (VEP), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and macular and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the severity of Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS Forty-six PD patients and 33 age and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of uncomplicated cataract phacoemulsification on the measurements of visual evoked potentials (VEP), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and macular and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using 2 spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments, the Cirrus OCT (Carl Zeiss Meditech) and Spectralis OCT (Heidelberg(More)