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Maria Fernanda Abalem - Top 30 Publications

Unilateral retinopathy in a patient with diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Diurnal variations of foveoschisis by optical coherence tomography in patients with RS1 X-linked juvenile retinoschisis.

To evaluate diurnal variations in macular schisis cavities in patients with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) with pathogenic variants in the RS1 gene using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT).

Nystagmus and Platinum Hair.

Peripheral Pigmented Retinal Lesions in Stargardt Disease.

To investigate the prevalence of peripheral pigmented retinal lesions and associated clinical findings in patients with Stargardt disease.

Teleophthalmology: where are we now?

Information and communication technology has rapidly reached diverse aspects of modern life, including medicine and health-related matters. Aiming to improve teaching, research, and health care delivery for geographic or economic reasons, telemedicine is an ascending trend. Teleophthalmology might be one of the most challenging applications of telemedicine given its need for standardized and high definition digital images. However, technological advances are enhancing information transmission continuously and expanding the potential of teleophthalmology. In this review, we investigate the evolution and current status of teleophthalmology, describe its use in different areas, and explore its applicability. Although teleophthalmology is not a replacement for traditional eye care and still faces challenges for adequate implementation, it represents an effective care delivery method, facilitating appropriate and timely distribution of service especially in remote and/or underdeveloped regions.

Peripheral Visual Fields in ABCA4 Stargardt Disease and Correlation With Disease Extent on Ultra-widefield Fundus Autofluorescence.

To evaluate the disease extent on ultra-widefield fundus autofluorescence (UWF-FAF) in patients with ABCA4 Stargardt disease (STGD) and correlate these data with functional outcome measures.

Bullseye Retinopathy from Antiretroviral Therapy.

Confluent Endpoint Subthreshold Argon Laser for Serous Macular Detachment in Tilted Disc Syndrome Refractory to Anti-VEGF.

A 70-year-old woman presented with 20/200 visual acuity in the right eye. Multimodal imaging revealed tilted disc syndrome (TDS) with macular serous detachment (MSD) and pigmentary changes at the temporal margin of the optic disc. Subretinal fluid persisted after three monthly intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) injections and threshold focal laser photocoagulation. Subsequently, confluent subthreshold argon laser was applied over the entire area of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) abnormalities, resulting in the resolution of subretinal fluid without recurrence through 3 years of follow-up. Subthreshold argon laser treatment may serve as a therapeutic option for MSD in TDS. Targeting leakage sites and stimulating RPE cells might help absorb subretinal fluid. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017;48:760-763.].

Double hyperautofluorescent ring on fundus autofluorescence in ABCA4.

We report an unusual phenotype in a child with a clinical diagnosis of recessive Stargardt disease (STGD1) and two pathogenic variants in the ABCA4 gene. Typically, the diagnosis of early-onset STGD1 is challenging because children may present with a variety of fundus changes and a variable rate of progression. At the time of his initial visit, the 6-year-old boy presented with 20/200 OD (right eye) and 20/150 OS (left eye), symmetrical mild foveal atrophy without flecks on fundus exam, and foveal hypoautofluorescence surrounded by a homogeneous hyperautofluorescent background on wide-field fundus autofluorescence. Over 4 years of follow-up, the retinal atrophy continued to progress, resulting in two well-defined and concentric hyperautofluorescent rings: one ring located at the posterior pole and the other located around the peripapillary region. Visual acuity also deteriorated to counting fingers at 4ft OD and 20/500 OS. To the best of our knowledge, this phenotype has not been previously described with the ABCA4 gene.

Choroidal and Retinal Abnormalities by Optical Coherence Tomography in Endogenous Cushing's Syndrome.

Cortisol has been suggested as a risk factor for choroidal thickening, which may lead to retinal changes.

Prevalence of Antiretinal Antibodies in Acute Zonal Occult Outer Retinopathy: A Comprehensive Review of 25 Cases.

To perform a comprehensive review and to investigate the presence and role of autoimmune antibodies in 25 cases of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR) identified using the classification originally proposed by J. Donald Gass.

Idiopathic organ transplant chorioretinopathy after liver transplantation.

Idiopathic organ transplant chorioretinopathy is a rare disease associated with kidney and heart transplantation. We present a case secondary to liver transplantation including its multimodal imaging, differential diagnosis, and physiopathology discussion.

Socioeconomic barriers to rhegmatogenous detachment surgery in Brazil.

Purpose. To verify access barriers patients with retinal detachment face to arrive at a reference center and to evaluate patients' knowledge about the disease. Methods. Transversal study that applied a questioner to 65 patients of the Clinical Hospital of the University of Sao Paulo with retinal detachment between February and August of 2010. Results. Reasons for not performing the surgery in other services were as follows: 47% were referred because there was not vitreoretinal surgeon at original service; 27% could not afford the surgery, had no health insurance, or had no coverage at health insurance plan for the procedure. Time between the first symptom and the arrival at our service was as follows: 18 patients arrived in up to 7 days; 35 between 8 and 30 days; 8 between 31 and 90 days; 5 in more than 90 days. Reasons for delay were as follows: 70% did not know how serious the pathology was; 56% thought that it had spontaneous cure; 16% did not have money to pay for ophthalmic evaluation, 10% did not know where to go and 24% for other reasons. Conclusion. Educational programs about disease and measures to optimize the referral to specialized services are needed to accelerate the treatment of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.

Fundus autofluorescence in Tay-Sachs disease.

Prevalence of eye disease in Brazilian patients with psoriatic arthritis.

The aim of this study was to report the type and frequency of ocular manifestations in Brazilian psoriatic arthritis patients.