José A de la Cruz

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PURPOSE To evaluate whether retro-backplate retroprosthetic membrane is correlated with risk of melt in patients with a type I Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro). DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. METHODS Study of 50 eyes of 47 patients with type I Boston KPro and postoperative anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS OCT) imaging(More)
We report a case of post-laser in situ keratomileusis atypical mycobacteria infection unresponsive and resistant to fourth-generation fluoroquinolones, which highlights the importance of a high level of suspicion and the need for multidrug therapy for effective eradication.
o t c will lead to recurrence of floaters at a later date when spontaneous PVD occurs, in some cases necessitating repeat surgery. More disquieting is the fact that this secondary PVD has a high risk of being of the premature, anomalous kind, implying an increased risk of resulting in peripheral traction and retinal detachment. Although no iterature is(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the safety, efficacy, and predictability of LASIK in a presbyopic population and to examine possible differences between age groups. DESIGN Retrospective, descriptive, comparative consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred ten eyes of 424 patients between 40 and 69 years of age who underwent LASIK by the same surgeon between(More)
AIM To establish the clinical profile of simultaneous bilateral optic neuritis in adults, the efficacy of steroid therapy, extent of visual recovery, and neurological outcome. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of records of patients referred to a neuro-ophthalmology service with acute bilateral optic neuritis from 2000-4. Exclusion(More)
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery has grown in popularity among ophthalmologists as a novel technique with the potential to reduce phacoemulsification energy requirements.1,2 However, early adoption of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery by experienced cataract surgeons has been associated with a significant learning curve.3 Roberts et al.(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the bacterial microbiota colonizing the ocular surface of patients with Boston type 1 keratoprostheses (K-Pros) for antibacterial resistance patterns and capacity to form biofilms. METHODS Twenty-seven eyes with a Boston type 1 K-Pro and 16 fellow control eyes from 26 patients were enrolled. The surface of the K-Pro optic and/or the(More)
PURPOSE Glaucoma drainage implantation in conjunction with Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis placement is a surgical option in controlling postoperative glaucoma. The purpose of this study is to report outcomes of combined pars plana vitrectomy and glaucoma drainage implantation with corneal patch graft in Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis patients. PATIENTS(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the anatomic stability of an implanted Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro)-donor cornea interface and assess the presence or absence of a potential space (gap) between the KPro front plate and donor cornea using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). The presence of a gap would raise concerns of a possible pathway for(More)
PURPOSE To report the short-term visual outcomes and complications of keratoprosthesis surgery as the primary penetrating corneal procedure for patients at high risk for conventional corneal transplantation. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of 21 eyes of 19 patients who underwent either Boston keratoprosthesis type I or type II as the(More)