Prominent publications by Eduardo C Alfonso

KOL Index score: 17382

PURPOSE: To compile a survey of complications during and after Descemet's stripping with automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in 118 eyes conducted by cornea subspecialists at a single academic center.

DESIGN: Retrospective case series.

PARTICIPANTS: One hundred eighteen eyes undergoing DSAEK in 99 patients.

METHODS: Outcomes of DSAEK performed in 118 eyes by 10 surgeons were reviewed retrospectively. Sixty-four eyes had pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Forty-one had Fuchs' ...

Known for Complications Dsaek |  1 Eye |  Automated Endothelial |  Graft Detachment |  Epithelial Ingrowth
KOL Index score: 16538

OBJECTIVE: To study the distribution, current trends, and patterns of resistance to antimicrobial agents of bacterial keratitis isolates in South Florida.

DESIGN: Retrospective, observational, case series.

PARTICIPANTS: The microbiology records of all patients with bacterial keratitis seeking treatment at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January 1, 1990 through December 31, 1998 were reviewed.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In vitro laboratory minimum inhibitory concentration testing of the ...

Known for Bacterial Keratitis |  South Florida |  Aeruginosa Isolates |  Microbial Eye Infections |  Fluoroquinolones Aminoglycosides
KOL Index score: 15770

PURPOSE: To compare ofloxacin solution with a combination of fortified antibiotic cefazolin sodium and tobramycin sulfate solutions in the treatment of bacterial keratitis.

METHODS: Patients under care at any one of 28 participating clinical centers who had an eye with suspected bacterial keratitis were randomly allocated in a double-masked manner to treatment with 0.3% ofloxacin solution or a combination of the fortified antibiotics (1.5% tobramycin and 10.0% cefazolin solutions).

MAIN ...

Known for Bacterial Keratitis |  Fortified Antibiotics |  Patients Ofloxacin |  Combination Eye Infections |  Cefazolin Tobramycin
KOL Index score: 15049

PURPOSE: The majority of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from ocular infections are methicillin sensitive (MSSA). Fluoroquinolone resistance among methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus is well known but not among MSSA. In this study we investigate the emergence of fluoroquinolone (ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin) resistance among methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus isolates from keratitis and conjunctivitis.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.

METHODS: Minimal inhibitory ...

Known for Staphylococcus Aureus |  Ciprofloxacin Resistance |  Mrsa Mssa |  6 Years |  Levofloxacin Methicillin
KOL Index score: 14410

PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence of presumed microbial keratitis with and without loss of visual acuity among wearers of a silicone hydrogel contact lens (Lotrafilcon A, Night & Day, CIBA Vision, Inc., Duluth, GA), recently approved for up to 30 days of continuous wear.

DESIGN: Prospective cohort postmarket surveillance study.

PARTICIPANTS: Contact lens wearers (recruited from 131 practices) who had been prescribed the lens for intended continuous wear of as many as 30 nights.


Known for Microbial Keratitis |  Wear Contact |  Visual Acuity |  Hydrogel Extended |  30 Nights
KOL Index score: 13328

CONTEXT: Fusarium keratitis is a serious corneal infection, most commonly associated with corneal injury. Beginning in March 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received multiple reports of Fusarium keratitis among contact lens wearers.

OBJECTIVE: To define the specific activities, contact lens hygiene practices, or products associated with this outbreak.

DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Epidemiological investigation of Fusarium keratitis occurring in the United ...

Known for Fusarium Keratitis |  Lens Solution |  Multistate Outbreak |  Case Patients |  Renu Moistureloc
KOL Index score: 12540

PURPOSE: To determine the presence of 4 clinically relevant bacterial endosymbionts in Acanthamoeba isolates obtained from patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and the possible contribution of endosymbionts to the pathogenesis of AK.

DESIGN: Experimental study.

PARTICIPANTS: Acanthamoeba isolates (N = 37) recovered from the cornea and contact lens paraphernalia of 23 patients with culture-proven AK and 1 environmental isolate.

METHODS: Acanthamoeba isolates were evaluated for the ...

Known for Acanthamoeba Isolates |  Bacterial Endosymbionts |  Situ Hybridization |  Chain Reaction |  Legionella Microscopy
KOL Index score: 12276

OBJECTIVE: To report 1-year results and anterior segment optical coherence tomography findings of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty combined with phacoemulsification in patients with cataract and Fuchs endothelial dystrophy.

METHODS: Twelve eyes of 11 patients with at least 1-year follow-up were retrospectively reviewed. Measured variables included best spectacle-corrected visual acuity, refractive spherical equivalent and predictability, anterior corneal keratometric ...

Known for Descemet Stripping |  Optical Coherence |  Anterior Segment |  Automated Endothelial |  Hyperopic Shift
KOL Index score: 11362

PURPOSE: To describe 5 cases of epithelial ingrowth after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and the use of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) to describe the areas of ingrowth.

METHODS: Five cases with epithelial ingrowth after DSAEK were examined with commercially available AS-OCT and/or a novel custom-built ultrahigh resolution (UHR) AS-OCT. Argon laser photocoagulation was also used to confirm epithelial ingrowth on the iris surface. ...

Known for Epithelial Ingrowth |  Optical Coherence |  Descemet Stripping |  1 Case |  Anterior Segment
KOL Index score: 11300

OBJECTIVE: To study the epidemiology, clinical observations, and microbiologic characteristics of fungal keratitis at tertiary eye care centers in the United States.

DESIGN: Retrospective multicenter case series.

PARTICIPANTS: Fungal keratitis cases presenting to participating tertiary eye care centers.

METHODS: Charts were reviewed for all fungal keratitis cases confirmed by culture, histology, or confocal microscopy between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2007, at 11 tertiary ...

Known for Fungal Keratitis |  United States |  Filamentous Fungi |  Ocular Surface Disease |  Surgical Intervention
KOL Index score: 11190

PURPOSE: To review the clinical course, treatment, and visual outcomes of keratitis with endophthalmitis caused by the filamentary fungus Fusarium.

METHOD: One hundred fifty-nine cases of Fusarium keratitis at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute between January 1, 1987 and August 21, 2000 were reviewed. Ten patients with culture-proven Fusarium keratitis progressed to endophthalmitis. All 10 underwent standard diagnostic microbiologic evaluation, and topical and oral antifungal therapy was ...

Known for Fusarium Keratitis |  Endophthalmitis Patients |  Topical Natamycin |  Oral Ketoconazole |  Combination Therapy
KOL Index score: 11189

PURPOSE: To update the spectrum of ocular fungal isolates and investigate the in vitro efficacy of voriconazole and other antifungals.

DESIGN: Experimental study.

METHODS: Microbiology database was scanned and fungal isolates associated with keratitis (419) and endophthalmitis (122) were analyzed for classification and isolate frequency. The Sensititre YeastOne microdilution antifungal susceptibility test was used to evaluate susceptibility (MICs) of 34 common fungal pathogens against ...

Known for Fungal Pathogens |  Fusarium Species |  Keratitis Endophthalmitis |  Itraconazole Voriconazole |  Fluconazole Ketoconazole
KOL Index score: 10654

PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of epithelial debridement and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for pain and discomfort relief in patients with symptomatic bullous keratopathy and poor visual potential.

SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA.

METHODS: This retrospective study included 18 eyes (18 patients) with bullous keratopathy presenting with intractable pain or discomfort and poor visual ...

Known for Bullous Keratopathy |  Membrane Transplantation |  Visual Potential |  Eyes Amt |  Pain Relief
KOL Index score: 10571

OBJECTIVE: To report the fungal isolates, treatment strategies, and clinical outcomes for a large series of patients with exogenous fungal endophthalmitis.

DESIGN: Retrospective, single institution, consecutive case series.

PARTICIPANTS: All patients treated at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute between January 1, 1990, and June 30, 2006, for culture-proven exogenous fungal endophthalmitis.

METHODS: Microbiologic and medical records were reviewed for all patients with intraocular cultures ...

Known for Exogenous Fungal Endophthalmitis |  Visual Acuity |  Treatment Strategies |  Fungal Eye Injuries |  Single Institution
KOL Index score: 10420

PURPOSE: To report the technique and small case series results of femtosecond laser-assisted sutureless anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FALK) for anterior corneal pathology.

DESIGN: Retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series.

PARTICIPANTS: Twelve consecutive eyes from 12 patients with anterior corneal scarring.

INTERVENTION: Femtosecond laser-assisted sutureless anterior lamellar keratoplasty.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Measured parameters included femtosecond laser settings, ...

Known for Femtosecond Laser |  Lamellar Keratoplasty |  Sutureless Anterior |  Ucva Bcva |  Intraoperative Complications


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Eduardo C Alfonso:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichEduardo C Alfonsohas direct influence:Fungal keratitis,  Microbial keratitis,  Contact lens,  Fusarium keratitis,  Visual acuity,  Infectious keratitis,  Epithelial ingrowth,  Bacterial keratitis.

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Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Eduardo C Alfonso has influence:Fungal keratitis,  Contact lens,  Cataract surgery,  Pseudomonas aeruginosa,  Ocular surface,  Visual acuity,  Endothelial keratoplasty.



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