Rubens Belfort Jr

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PURPOSE To report the findings of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in three cases of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). METHODS Three young patients with confirmed diagnosis of diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis were followed-up using Stratus OCT. RESULTS Optical coherence tomography findings included retinal nerve fiber layer(More)
Our purpose is to provide a summary overview of blindness and visual impairment on the context of recent Brazilian ocular epidemiologic studies. Synthesis of data from two cross-sectional population-based studies - the São Paulo Eye Study and the Refractive Error in School Children Study is presented. 3678 older adults and 2441 school children were examined(More)
Ocular toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of posterior uveitis worldwide. The infection can be acquired congenitally or postnatally and ocular lesions may present during or years after the acute infection occur. Current treatment controls ocular infection and inflammation, but does not prevent recurrences. We present a review and update on ocular(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and the toxicity of 0.15% ganciclovir gel in the treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis and in preventing ocular complications after adenoviral conjunctivitis, such as corneal infiltrates and pseudomembranes. METHODS Double blind, interventional and randomized clinical trial. Thirty-three patients with clinical diagnosis(More)
CASE REPORT Ocular involvement by non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare condition that can result from a primary intraocular lymphoma of the retina or an intraocular manifestation of systemic lymphoma. Uveal involvement is seldom the initial manifestation of extranodal lymphoma. We describe an 80-year-old patient with a blind and painful left eye and a history(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate by impression cytology (IC) the corneal surface of live limbal tissue donor eyes for autograft or allograft limbal stem cell transplantation (LSCT). METHODS Twenty limbal donors were enrolled (17 for autograft LSCT and 3 for allograft). Impression cytology was performed before transplantation of superior and inferior limbal grafts and(More)
Corneal neovascularization (NV) not only reduces visual acuity, but it also causes loss of the cornea's immune privilege, strongly contributing to a worse prognosis in penetrating keratoplasty. Several mediators participate in corneal angiogenesis, and the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been extensively proven. Anti-VEGF agents have(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical outcomes of local treatment of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TRC) with intravitreal injections of clindamycin and dexamethasone. METHODS STUDY POPULATION 16 eyes (16 patients) with active TRC sparing the macula and juxtapapillary area treated with intravitreal injections of clindamycin (1 mg) and dexamethasone (1 mg)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of a slow-release dexamethasone 0.7-mg intravitreal implant for cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to intermediate uveitis and refractory to systemic steroids. METHODS A retrospective study of the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular inflammation, intraocular pressure (IOP), fundus photography, optical coherence(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the quality of life, vision and stress before and after refractive surgery. METHODS This is a longitudinal, observational study, where 100 patients were evaluated; 54 espectacles wearers, 21 contact lens users before surgery and 25 controls wearers spectacles or contact lenses, who did not want to undergo refractive surgery during one(More)