Ricardo D Wainsztein

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The most frequent postoperative complication in extracapsular cataract surgery is opacification of the posterior capsule. The purpose of this study was to correlate the frequency of capsular opacification with each kind of senile cataract. A total of 566 eyes with cataracts were studied. They had been operated on between 1980 and 1990 using the(More)
PURPOSE To establish current definition, classification and staging, and to develop diagnosis and treatment recommendations for ocular allergy, by using Delphi approach. METHODS Ten Latin American experts on ocular allergy participated in a 4-round Delphi panel approach. Four surveys were constructed and answered by panelists. A two-thirds majority was(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The infection of the corneal graft is one of the most serious complications following keratoplasty. In many instances, it can be treated successfully with intensive topical and subconjunctival antibiotics. However, when this therapy is ineffective, a surgical approach must be considered. The usefulness of partial conjunctival flaps(More)
We strove to identify the earliest cataract surgeons in Latin America. Probably by 1611, the Genovese oculist Francisco Drago was couching cataracts in Mexico City. The surgeon Melchor Vásquez de Valenzuela probably performed cataract couching in Lima by 1697. Juan Peré of France demonstrated cataract couching in Veracruz and Mexico City between 1779 and(More)
An unusual case of bilateral acute endophthalmitis in association with the HLA-DQ5 histocompatibility antigen is reported. A 35-year-old woman with high myopia and cataracts in both eyes underwent phacoemulsification procedures performed in separate sessions using different viscoelastic substances and following the same strict prophylactic measures. After(More)
An unusual case of spontaneous corneal perforation of acute hydrops in the left eye of a 21-year-old man is presented. The patient had a history of atopic diseases. To evaluate the status of the other eye, corneal topographic analysis was performed. This confirmed a subclinical keratoconus in the fellow eye and the association with atopy, eye rubbing, and(More)
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