José Paulo Pacheco Sales-Luís

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BACKGROUND/AIMS In a previously described model of isolated rabbit eye, we detected myogenic intrinsic vascular tone of unknown origin in the ophthalmic artery. In order to better understand the origin of these low frequency oscillations, we analyzed their spectral characteristics using fast Fourier. METHODS Hybrid New Zealand rabbits of either sex (n =(More)
In order to understand the role of ocular blood flow in normal and pathological conditions, knowledge of the pharmacological control mechanisms involved in the ocular vascular bed is essential. The present study was designed to investigate the reactivity of the rabbit external ophthalmic artery and its collaterals to amlodipine, in order to answer two(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate the responsiveness of the ocular arteries to adrenergic drugs in a model of perfused isolated rabbit eye. METHODS Rabbit external ophthalmic arteries (n = 15) in a head-mounted preparation were cannulated and the retinal and uveal vasculature perfused at a constant flow with warmed tyrode. The three-way polypropylene(More)
Purpose. To investigate the vasomotive activity upon the external ophthalmic artery of vasointestinal peptide (VIP) and neuropeptide Y (NPY) using a previously developed model. Methods. Isolated rabbit eyes (n = 12) were perfused in situ with tyrode through the external ophthalmic artery. Effects of intra-arterial injections of NPY 200 μg/ml (Group A; n =(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although nitric oxide (NO) has been shown to be essential for maintaining the basal blood flow in the retina and optic nerve head, its exact role in vasomotion is still controversial. This study investigated L-arginine (L-Arg) and N-nitro-L-arginine methylester (L-NAME) effects on vascular reactivity in a model of isolated rabbit eye. (More)
PURPOSE This study characterizes the effects of endothelin-1 (ET-1) on the perfusion pressure of the choroidal vasculature using in situ perfused isolated rabbit eyes. METHODS Rabbit external ophthalmic arteries (n = 12) in a head-mounted preparation were cannulated and perfused with warmed tyrode. The three-way polypropylene catheter was further(More)
The diagnostic challenge presented by an amelanotic uveal cyst with an atypical appearance in a 9-year-old Yorkshire terrier dog is reported. The dog was presented with a peculiar cystic neoformation adherent to the edge of the pupil of the right eye. The cyst wall was attached to the pupillary margin and it was bean-shaped, measuring approximately 4.5 ×(More)
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