Publications by authors named "Cristiano Toesca Espinhosa"

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Combined Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery and Small-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy Using Different Devices: A New Trend for Vitreoretinal Surgery?

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 2018 05;49(5):374-379

Background And Objective: To report the efficacy, safety, and benefits of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) combined with sutureless 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV).

Patients And Methods: This multicenter, retrospective study evaluated patient records and videos of 43 cases with retinal pathologies and cataract who underwent the combined procedure.

Results: In 44.2% and 55.8% of cases, respectively, the LenSx Laser (femtosecond machine; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX) and the Constellation (vitreous cutter; Alcon, Fort Worth, TX), and the Victus (femtosecond machine; Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY) and Stellaris PC (vitreous cutter; Bausch + Lomb, Rochester, NY) were used. No complications developed during capsulorrhexis, even without a red fundus reflex, retrobulbar block, or scleral indentation. Foldable intraocular lenses remained stable in the capsular bag during the vitreoretinal surgeries and postoperative visits. The mean times of femtosecond phacoemulsification, vitreoretinal surgery, and total surgery were 22.9 minutes ± 4.7 minutes, 43.1 minutes ± 9.8 minutes, and 65.3 minutes ± 8.6 minutes, respectively.

Conclusion: This emerging technology is safe and offers several potential benefits for the success of the combined procedure. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018;49:374-379.].
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May 2018

[Acute post-traumatic optic nerve avulsion: case report].

Arq Bras Oftalmol 2007 Mar-Apr;70(2):337-9

Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.

Optic nerve avulsion is a rare, but devastating complication. In this condition, the optic nerve is forcibly disinserted from the retina, choroid, and vitreous, and the lamina cribrosa is retracted from the scleral rim. If the media are clear, the avulsion is easily diagnosed. The appearance of the fundus is striking, with a hole or cavity where the optic disc has retracted into its dural sheath. The complementary examinations are not very accurate for the diagnosis of this pathology and with some residual vision, opaque media, that occur in partial avulsion, the diagnosis may be mistaken or delayed. In this article we report a case of complete optic nerve avulsion examined at the Retina and Vitreous Department of the "Hospital das Clínicas" of the Federal University of Uberlândia - MG - Brazil.
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February 2008