Patrícia Grativol Costa

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diplopia is an infrequent complication described for retrobulbar local anesthesia. The objective of this study is to report the clinical characteristics and treatments for this surgical complication. METHODS Retrospective study of medical records. PERIOD 5.3 years ending February 2005. During this period, 20453 cataract surgeries(More)
PURPOSE To compare morphometric data of eyelid fissure using computerized image analysis before and after application of botulinum toxin type A in patients with eyelid retraction caused by dysthyroid orbitopathy in acute stage. METHODS This was a prospective study with 12 individuals that received transcutaneous 5 UI/0.1 ml injection of botulinum toxin in(More)
PURPOSE To study the efficiency of botulinum toxin treatment in facial dystonia patients and their satisfaction along treatment. METHODS Retrospective study of 42 facial dystonia cases followed at the Oculoplastic Surgery Department of the "Hospital das Clínicas" of the University of São Paulo. RESULTS Following the first injections, 45.2% of the(More)
Proptosis and diplopia due to enlargement of extraocular muscles represent important presenting signs of many orbital disorders. Although dysthyroid ophthalmopathy is the most common cause of enlargement of extraocular muscles, the differential diagnosis is extensive. We report a patient with a 3-month history of diplopia and unilateral proptosis and a(More)
INTRODUCTION Botulinum toxin is an alternative treatment for retraction of ocular thyroid related dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of this medication on upper lid position, levator palpebrae superioris muscle function and corneal exposure. METHODS Seven patients were enrolled into the study. The palpebral fissure images were(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of botulinum toxin injection in the eyelid on lacrimal film in patients with facial dystonia. METHODS Twenty-four patients with essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm were submitted to botulinum toxin injection and lacrimal film tests were performed before the application and after seven and thirty days. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To assess the efficacy of intravitreal use of triamcinolone acetonide combined with laser photocoagulation for the treatment of diffuse diabetic macular edema and to compare it with the separate use of each treatment. METHODS After systemic clinical control, thirty patients with diffuse diabetic macular edema were divided into 3 treatment groups:(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate optical coherence tomography consistency on foveal thickness, foveal volume, and macular volume measurements in patients with and without diffuse diabetic macular edema. INTRODUCTION Optical coherence tomography represents an objective technique that provides cross-sectional tomographs of retinal structure in vivo. However, it is(More)
OBJECTIVE Myiasis is the invasion of human tissues by Diptera larvae. Ocular involvement is uncommon. Trauma is the major cause of lacrimal apparatus lesions. However, it is rarely associated with parasitic infestation. The objective of this paper is to report a case of canalicular laceration caused by Dermatobia hominis larva. DESCRIPTION An(More)