Juan J. Pérez-Santonja

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UNLABELLED PURPOSE. Despite the rapidly growing popularity of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in correction of myopia, the tissue responses have not been thoroughly investigated. The aim was to characterize morphologic changes induced by myopic LASIK in human corneal stroma. METHODS Sixty-two myopic eyes were examined once at 3 days to 2 years after(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether the morphology of the subbasal nerves corresponds to corneal sensitivity after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). METHODS In a case series study, 59 patients were examined at 2 to 4 hours, 3 days, 1 to 2 weeks, 1 to 2 months, 3 months, or 6 or more months after undergoing LASIK for myopia, by using a Cochet-Bonnet(More)
PURPOSE Phakic intraocular lenses are being used increasingly to correct refractive errors. We studied the relationship between anterior chamber depth, refractive state of the eye, spherical equivalent refraction, axial length of the globe, corneal diameter, and keratometry. METHODS Two hundred eleven eyes of 211 patients were enrolled. All eyes underwent(More)
The new coelomycete Pyrenochaeta keratinophila, isolated from corneal scrapings of a case of keratitis in Spain, is described and illustrated. This fungus is morphologically characterized by grey-olivaceous to greenish olivaceous colonies, scarce pycnidial setae placed mainly near the ostiole and production of phialoconidia from the aerial mycelium. The(More)
PURPOSE To measure the refractive index (RI) of the mammalian corneal stroma in relation to hydration in vitro and human corneal stroma before and after LASIK. METHODS RI at the anterior stromal surface of bovine corneal buttons was measured after the epithelium was scraped away. Samples were weighed and oven dried to calculate hydration. RI of the(More)
We describe a technique using deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in 5 eyes that developed keratectasia after LASIK. The technique is based on surgical manipulation that allows visualization of the lamellar dissection depth using a posterior approach to reach the predescemetic space. The mirror effect, indentation effect, and folding effect were used(More)
PURPOSE After refractive surgery, changes in central ocular surface power are usually less than actual changes in refraction. The aim of this paper was to examine the theoretical changes in the radius of the epithelial-stromal interface and corneal stromal refractive index which could take place to account for some of the empirical findings. METHODS The(More)
In mammals, melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) are, among other things, involved in several non-image-forming visual functions, including light entrainment of circadian rhythms. Considering the profound impact of aging on visual function and ophthalmic diseases, here we evaluate changes in mRGCs throughout the life span in humans. In 24(More)
BACKGROUND NGS-based genetic diagnosis has completely revolutionized the human genetics field. In this study, we have aimed to identify new genes and mutations by Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) responsible for inherited retinal dystrophies (IRD). METHODS A cohort of 33 pedigrees affected with a variety of retinal disorders was analysed by WES. Initial(More)
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