Víctor Manuel Asensio-Sánchez

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OBJECTIVE The apolipoprotein E (APOE) epsilon4 allele is a well-established factor associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This disorder is characterized by a typical progressive central visual impairment. Our aim was to study further the relationship of the APOE genotype associated with AMD. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated a group of(More)
OBJECTIVE Helicobacter pylori (HP) gastric infection has been implicated as an important factor in occlusive arterial pathology. Nowadays, it is suspected that central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is due to a multifocal vascular occlusive disease of the choriocapillaris. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between gastric HP infection and(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the influence of non-ophthalmic parameters as risk factors of clinically significant macular edema (CSME). METHODS The authors reviewed clinical records of all clinically significant macular edema between 1995 and 2005. The association between the presence of CSME and HgbA1c, onset and duration of diabetes, blood pressure, body mass(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiology of pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) as seen in patients attending our ophthalmology department. METHODS The medical records of patients diagnosed with PTC in our hospital during a ten-year period (1994 to 2004) were obtained, with only those patients with PTC diagnosed in our ophthalmology department being considered. The(More)
CASE REPORTS We describe 2 patients who developed ocular side effects during treatment with topiramate. One was a 16-year-old woman with generalized seizures who developed a homonymous hemianopia after using topiramate 125 mg per day for 12 weeks, and the other was a 24-year-old epileptic female who developed a bilateral maculopathy after using topiramate(More)
CASE REPORT A case of maculopathy due to "poppers" is described. DISCUSSION Poppers is a drug composed of various forms of alkyl nitrite. A 39 year-old man, who had been using poppers for years, was seen in the clinic with phosphenes, reduced visual acuity and central scotoma. The SD-OCT in the right eye showed disruption at the level of the IS/OS(More)
OBJECTIVE To look for alterations of glycemic control as a secondary systemic effect of the retrobulbar injection of triamcinolone acetonide in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 40 patients (25 men and 15 women, 20 with and 20 without diabetes). The injection site in all patients was the retrobulbar space, with one(More)
INTRODUCTION Presumed solitary circumscribed retinal astrocytic proliferation (PSCRAP) is a small defined solitary lesion. CASE REPORT A 58-year-old man had an opaque yellow retinal lesion inferonasal to the optic disc. Fluorescein angiography showed mild early hyperfluorescence and late fluorescence. Ultrasound showed no calcification. Autofluorescence(More)
Previous studies demonstrate how the intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) is associated with different risk factors, including systemic diseases and alpha-1 antagonist drugs, the main one being tamsulosin which alleviates benign prostate hypertrophia symptoms.1 This drug is very efficient for urologists as it delays or avoids prostate surgery although(More)