Maria Laura Gomez

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PURPOSE To describe a technique to obtain combined images of vitreoretinal and choroidal structures using spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to evaluate applicability in normal eyes and limitations in eyes with cataract. DESIGN Prospective, observational case series. METHODS Three different foveal scans, including conventional(More)
PURPOSE Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) develop noninfectious retinopathy characterized by retinal cotton wool spots (CWS) and microvascular abnormalities. Ophthalmoscopically, CWS fade with time. We hypothesized that structural changes should be permanent and possibly visible well after ophthalmoscopic resolution. We used(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate 6-month and 1-year outcomes of every-8-weeks (Q8W) aflibercept in patients with resistant neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Retrospective, interventional, consecutive case series. METHODS Retrospective review of patients with resistance (multiple recurrences or persistent exudation) to every-4-weeks (Q4W)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the integrity of photoreceptor inner segment/outer segment (IS/OS) junction after change of drusen size in age-related macular degeneration using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS Drusen volume raster scans were performed with the Spectralis spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Heidelberg Engineering)(More)
PURPOSE To characterize microaneurysm closure following focal laser photocoagulation in diabetic macular edema (DME) using simultaneous fluorescein angiography (FA) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. METHODS Leaking microaneurysms (n = 123) were analyzed in eyes (n = 29) with(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of drusen and geographic atrophy (GA) in dry age-related macular degeneration on retinal sensitivity using an eye tracking scanning laser ophthalmoscope microperimetry. METHODS A total of 44 eyes from 22 patients with dry age-related macular degeneration and drusen and 11 patients with GA were imaged with scanning laser(More)
HIV retinopathy is the most common non-infectious complication in the eyes of HIV-positive individuals. Oncotic lesions in the retinal nerve fiber layer, referred to as cotton wool spots (CWS), and intraretinal (IR) hemorrhages are frequently observed but are not unique to this pathology. HIV-positive patients have impaired color vision and contrast(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy, stability, and safety of Permalens hydrogel intracorneal lenses for the correction of spherical ametropia 6 years after implantation. METHODS Implantation of intracorneal hydrogel lenses was performed by the same surgeon (JIBM) in five aphakic and five high myopic eyes. The lens closet to corneal vertex refraction was used.(More)
BACKGROUND Retinal cotton-wool spots (CWSs) are an important manifestation of retinovascular disease in hypertension (HTN) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Conventional automated perimetry data have suggested relative scotomas in resolved CWSs; however, this has not been well delineated using microperimetry. This study evaluates the retinal sensitivity in(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to report some of the latest advances in visual acuity measurements and to review key articles on quality of visual after cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. RECENT FINDINGS Different quality of life instruments were used in the most recent studies and showed improvements in subjective(More)