Miguel Castilla

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Despite recommendation of surgery in both eyes in patients with bilateral cataract, there is little evidence about the benefits of second-eye surgery. The objective of this study was to compare the benefits of cataract surgery in both eyes with those of surgery in one eye only. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Two-arm randomized(More)
Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is an inflammatory process of the mesenteric fat associated with a variable amount of fibrosis. We present the CT findings in four patients with MP. In three patients CT showed a fatty mass in the root of the mesentery and surrounding the mesenteric vessels without distorting them. The fourth patient presented an unusual form of(More)
AIMS To analyse the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics associated with second eye cataract surgery. METHODS An observational, longitudinal study of patients scheduled for first eye cataract surgery that did not involve a combined procedure was carried at two teaching hospitals and one non-teaching hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence and course of ocular hypertension after cataract surgery using two different viscoelastics and three different surgical techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-six patients who had undergone extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE), 22 who had undergone phacoemulsification (PHACO), and 16 who had(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of second eye cataract surgery with those of first eye surgery. In particular, to evaluate changes in visual acuity (VA), visual function, and health status after the first and second eye surgeries. DESIGN A cohort (case series) analysis of patients recruited in a clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS A total of 403 consecutive(More)
The aim of this study was to compare clinical and perceived health outcomes and cost between ambulatory and inpatient cataract surgery. An unmasked randomised clinical trial was undertaken. Cataract surgery patients of three public hospitals in Barcelona (Spain) who met inclusion criteria for ambulatory surgery were randomly assigned to two groups:(More)
INTRODUCTION Diabetic retinopathy is a serious public health concern. Vision impairment follows from intraocular vascular proliferation known as proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and/or from diabetic macular edema (DME). Clinical acumen and a recent meta-analysis of published studies suggest that the presence of a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of cataracts has increased due to the progressive ageing of the population and the fact that cataracts affect a wide and increasing proportion of the population. The goal of the present study was to describe the prevalence of cataracts through a systematic and exhaustive review of population-based studies. METHODS A systematic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in a patient with juxtapapillary idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) in the papillomacular bundle. METHODS One session of PDT using a spot size with diameter of 1000 μm in the center of the juxtapapillary lesion was applied. PATIENT A 75-year-old woman with decreased vision(More)