Silvia M. Mendes

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PURPOSE To present the results of a retrospective comparative unicentric institutional study of the incidence of postcataract surgery endophthalmitis before and after the introduction of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) protocol in 2007 in our department. METHODS This study included 15,689 eyes of patients undergoing(More)
Using panel surveys conducted in Great Britain before and after the 1997 general election, we examine the relationship between voting behavior and post-election economic perceptions. Drawing on psychological theories of attitude formation, we argue that those who voted for Labour and the Liberal Democrats perceived the past state of the British economy(More)
Ptosis is defined as an abnormally low position of the upper eyelid margin. It can be congenital or acquired, uni or bilateral, and isolated or associated with other ocular and nonocular defects. We report a case of a female child, aged 8 years, with congenital right ptosis increased on right adduction and with left ptosis on left adduction. There was no(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to report a case of traumatic maculopathy in a 12-year-old male following blunt trauma in his left eye (LE) who presented 6 months after injury. METHODS Retrospective and descriptive case report based on data from clinical records, patient observation and analysis of diagnostic tests. RESULTS A previously healthy, 12-year-old(More)
This article reviews clinically relevant data regarding punctate inner choroidopathy, mainly the various treatment options. Punctate inner choroidopathy is an uncommon, inflammatory, multifocal chorioretinopathy affecting mostly young myopic women. It is characterized by the presence of multiple, small, well-defined, yellow-white fundus lesions, in the(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of diabetic macular edema (DME) after phacoemulsification by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the use of deferred intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) as a therapy. METHODS This was an institutional, nonrandomized, retrospective study. Within a period of 18 months, 5,684 eyes underwent phacoemulsification in our department,(More)
PURPOSE To report an uncommon case of a 29-year-old Caucasian male diagnosed with unilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy leading to visual impairment. METHODS This is a retrospective and descriptive case report based on data from clinical records, patient observation and analysis of ancillary diagnostic(More)
This article reviews clinically relevant data regarding traumatic maculopathy (TM), frequently observed in clinical practice, especially due to sport or traffic accident injuries. It is characterized by transient gray-whitish retinal coloration and reduction of visual acuity (VA) with closed, blunt object globe trauma of their prior. It may be limited to(More)
BACKGROUND Mediterranean spotted fever is a zoonosis endemic in the Mediterranean region. The microorganism Rickettsia conorii is responsible for the disease due to its angiotropism for endothelial cells. It produces host cell necrosis, thrombosis, and organ dysfunction. Ophthalmologic manifestations are rare. FINDINGS The authors describe the case of a(More)