Manuel Garcia-Medina

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In the first of three studies, children (aged 8 to 14 years) were found to perform worse than young and middle-aged adults in unprompted identification of doors, with average performance much like that of elderly adults. Comparisons on other tasks, specifically odor threshold, prompted odor identification, and object naming (Boston Naming Test), across the(More)
We observed that taste detection thresholds for caffeine (CAF) are elevated in habitual CAF users relative to nonusers. A series of experiments were carried out to explore that relationship and assess the influences of salivary CAF and acute vs. chronic CAF ingestion. A significant correlation between CAF ingestion and taste threshold was noted in two(More)
EDITORIAL It is known that pseudophakia is a very frequent condition in ophthalmology. The visual benefit obtained after a cataracts operation can diminish in time due to the progressive development of a posterior capsule opacification (PCO). Even though surgical techniques and the design and materials of intra-ocular lenses have been continuously modified,(More)
In the present study, we investigated taste-taste, taste-vehicle, and simultaneous taste-vehicle-taste mixtures. Subjects made estimates of the sweetness and bitterness of 27 stimuli. Sucrose (292, 585, and 1170 mM), caffeine (13, 26, and 52 mM), and binary mixtures of low (292-13 mM), middle (585-26 mM), and high (1170-52 mM) levels of both components were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the values of, and study the relationships among, central corneal thickness (CCT), intraocular pressure (IOP), and degree of myopia (DM) in an adult myopic population aged 20 to 40 years in Almeria (southeast Spain). To our knowledge this is first study of this kind in this region. METHODS An observational, descriptive,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of oral antioxidant supplementation (OAS) on primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) over a 2-year follow-up period. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this open-label, randomized controlled trial, 117 eyes of 117 patients with mild or moderate POAG and intraocular pressure under control with topical antiglaucoma medications were recruited(More)
PURPOSE To compare the global indices and test duration as measured by Octopus 300 and Topcon SBP-3000 perimeters. To our knowledge, this is the first study performed in this way. METHODS Eighty eyes of 40 glaucomatous and ocular hypertensive patients with previous perimetric experience had visual field tests with Octopus 300 (TOP strategy) and TOPCON(More)
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