Miguel González-Barcia

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The use of parenteral antibiotic eye drop formulations with non-marketed compositions or concentrations, commonly called fortified antibiotic eye drops, is a common practice in Ophthalmology in the hospital setting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro ocular toxicity of the main fortified antibiotic eye drops prepared in the Hospital Pharmacy(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye drops are widely used to treat ocular inflammatory conditions related to ophthalmic surgical procedures, such as pseudophakic cystoid macular edema, and they have been used for off-label treatments. The most commonly used NSAIDs are diclofenac and ketorolac and the new molecules bromfenac and nepafenac have(More)
Purpose This work aimed at describing the time course of vitreous clearance through the use of positron emission tomography (PET) as a noninvasive tool for pharmacokinetic studies of intravitreal injection. Methods The pharmacokinetic profile of intravitreal injections of molecules labeled with 18Fluorine (18F) was evaluated in adult Sprague Dawley rats(More)
PURPOSE Acanthamoeba keratitis causes frequent epithelial lesions that fully expose the corneal stroma. The aim of this study was to determine the toxic profile of chlorhexidine and propamidine eye drops. METHODS We used primary human keratocytes in cell culture in combination with a novel technology that evaluates dynamic real-time cytotoxicity through(More)
Purpose This work is aimed at describing the utility of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) as a noninvasive tool for pharmacokinetic studies of biopermanence of topical ocular formulations. Methods The corneal biopermanence of a topical ophthalmic formulation containing gellan gum and kappa carragenan (0.82% wt/vol) labeled with(More)
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which cystine crystals accumulate within the lysosomes of various organs, including the cornea. Ocular treatment is based on the administration of cysteamine eye drops, requiring its instillation several times per day. We have introduced the cysteamine in two types of previously developed ocular hydrogels(More)
In last years, sensitive hydrogels have become a breakthrough in ophthalmic pharmaceutical technology aimed at developing new strategies to increase the residence time of active substances. In a previous paper, we qualitatively demonstrated the capacity of a new ion sensitive hydrogel to increase the residence time. Nevertheless, the clearance of the gel(More)
Cellular senescence is often considered a protection mechanism triggered by conditions that impose cellular stress. Continuous proliferation, DNA damaging agents or activated oncogenes are well-known activators of cell senescence. Apart from a characteristic stable cell cycle arrest, this response also involves a proinflammatory phenotype known as(More)
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