Maria Carolina Marquezan

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BACKGROUND Calcified band keratopathy is a chronic degenerative disease characterized by the deposition of gray to white opacity in superficial layers of the cornea that typically develops over months or years. It is associated with a variety of conditions, including chronic uveitis. PURPOSE The objective of this study is to assess visual acuity and(More)
Zika virus was considered an innocent pathogen while restricted to the African and Asian population; however, after reaching the Americas in March 2015, it became a global threat. Despite usually causing mild or no symptoms in infected adults, Zika virus displays a different behavior toward fetuses. When infected during gestation, fetuses have their(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate topical tacrolimus ointment for treating Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (Thygeson SPK). DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS setting: Institutional practice. PATIENT POPULATION The medical records of 14 patients (9 women; age range, 9-65 years) with Thygeson SPK were reviewed retrospectively.(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Pediatric keratoplasty poses unique challenges in clinical and surgical management. However, successful transplantation can afford a child vision in an otherwise poorly seeing eye. This review will provide an update on recent advances in pediatric keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS Although children who receive corneal transplants remain at(More)
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