Pedro Romero-Aroca

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Diabetic macular edema (DME) is the leading cause of blindness in young adults in developed countries, affecting 12% of type 1 and 28% of type 2 diabetic patients. The gold standard DME treatment should be based on a good control of glycemia along with control of lipids and renal function. However, despite the systemic metabolic control values being(More)
PURPOSE To compare the results obtained by two screening techniques for diabetic retinopathy. METHODS Patients were assessed in two groups, according to whether the retinal images were analyzed by the general practitioner (Group 1) or by the ophthalmologist (Group 2) in a two-year prospective study using telemedicine. RESULTS The number of patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) progression after phacoemulsification in patients with type II diabetes. SETTING Service of Ophthalmology, University of Sant Joan, Barcelona, Spain. METHODS This prospective study evaluated 132 patients with diabetes mellitus who had monocular phacoemulsification. A control group comprised(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate results after seven years using prophylactic intracameral cefazolin for the prevention of endophthalmitis in cataract surgery. METHODS A prospective, observational study of all patients submitted to cataract surgery over the period January 1996 to December 2009. All cases of postoperative endophthalmitis over that period were(More)
AIMS To determine the 10-year incidence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and macular edema (DME), and its relationship with its risk factors in a sample of type 1 diabetes mellitus. METHODS A total of 334 patients without diabetic retinopathy at baseline underwent a 10-year prospective study, the risk factors included: age, gender, diabetes duration, HbA1c,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the results with those of a previous study by the same author in 1993 when 741 type II diabetic patients were recruited. We determined the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and the impact of the new diagnostic criteria and stricter control of diabetes on the results obtained. METHODS The study sample was(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) in our health area, in 4 counties of Tarragona, and its involvement in the health status of the population. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of a sample of 2,342 inhabitants aged = 60 years, randomly selected from the population census. Subjects were classified in 3 groups(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders of carbohydrate metabolism in which glucose is underutilized, producing hyperglycemia. The latter complications of diabetes mellitus include microvascular complications the major microvascular complications, retinopathy and nephropathy, are the more important causes of blindness and end-stage renal disease(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of present study is to determine the long-term results of patients who undergo pars plana vitrectomy after retained nucleus into the vitreous. SETTING Service of Ophthalmology, Hospital Universitari St Joan, Reus (Barcelona), Spain. METHODS Retrospective, noncomparative, consecutive case series. Medical records were reviewed of all(More)