García Feijoo, Julián

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García Feijoo
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Inmunología, Oftalmología y ORL
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  • Publication
    Utility of Bruch membrane opening-based optic nerve head parameters in myopic subjects
    (Sage Publications, 2018-01-01) Sastre Ibáñez, Marina; Martínez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Rebolleda Fernández, Gema; Cifuentes Canorea, Pilar; Moreno, María Nieves; Morales Fernández, Laura; Sáenz Francés, Federico; García Feijoo, Julián
    Purpose: To evaluate whether the new rim analysis software with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) shows advantages over the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with moderate myopia. Methods: In this prospective cross-sectional study, we studied 65 healthy subjects, 37 with spherical refractive errors in the range of -3 to -6 D (moderate, G1) and 28 with less than -3 D (low/non-myopic, G0). All patients were examined with Heidelberg Spectralis SD-OCT, including Glaucoma Premium Module Edition (GPME) software. With GPME, we analyzed the neuroretinal rim (Bruch membrane opening-minimum rim width [BMO-MRW]) and RNFL. Results: The average age of subjects was 30.2 ± 9.3 years for G0 and 29.9 ± 7.1 years for G1 (p = 0.903). Mean sphere was −0.5 ± 0.3 D (-1.25 to 0 D) G0 and -3.9 ± 0.3 D (-6.00 to -3 D) G1 (p<0.001). The RNFL thickness comparison between G0 and G1 showed a significantly lower thickness in G1 (p = 0.018). The BMO-MRW measurements were similar in both groups (p = 0.331). With the BMO-MRW examination, the number of sectors classified as pathologic per subject in G1 were significantly lower compared to RNFL analysis (p = 0.023). Conclusions: Ring analysis based on BMO-MRW measurements shows a lower rate of false-positives compared to RNFL thickness when studying healthy moderate myopic eyes and it would be advisable to take this into consideration when analyzing these patients.
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    A Randomized Trial of a Schlemm's Canal Microstent with Phacoemulsification for Reducing Intraocular Pressure in Open-Angle Glaucoma
    (Elsevier, 2015-07) Pfeiffer, Norbert; García Feijoo, Julián; Martínez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Larrosa Povés, José Manuel; Fea, Antonio; Lemij, Hans; Gandolfi, Stefano; Schwenn, Oliver; Lorenz, Katrin; Samuelson, Thomas W.
    Purpose: To assess the safety and effectiveness of the Hydrus Microstent (Ivantis, Inc, Irvine, CA) with concurrent cataract surgery (CS) for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Design: Prospective, multicenter, randomized, single-masked, controlled clinical trial. Participants: One hundred eyes from 100 patients 21 to 80 years of age with OAG and cataract with IOP of 24 mmHg or less with 4 or fewer hypotensive medications and a washed-out diurnal IOP (DIOP) of 21 to 36 mmHg. Methods: On the day of surgery, patients were randomized 1:1 to undergo CS with the microstent or CS alone. Postoperative follow-up was at 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Washout of hypotensive medications was repeated at 12 and 24 months. Main Outcome Measures: Response to treatment was defined as a 20% or more decrease in washed out DIOP at 12 and 24 months of follow-up compared with baseline. Mean DIOP at 12 and 24 months, the proportion of subjects requiring medications at follow-up, and the mean number of medications were analyzed. Safety measures included change in visual acuity, slit-lamp observations, and adverse events. Results: The proportion of patients with a 20% reduction in washed out DIOP was significantly higher in the Hydrus plus CS group at 24 months compared with the CS group (80% vs. 46%; P = 0.0008). Washed out mean DIOP in the Hydrus plus CS group was significantly lower at 24 months compared with the CS group (16.9±3.3 mmHg vs. 19.2±4.7 mmHg; P = 0.0093), and the proportion of patients using no hypotensive medications was significantly higher at 24 months in the Hydrus plus CS group (73% vs. 38%; P = 0.0008). There were no differences in follow-up visual acuity between groups. The only notable device-related adverse event was focal peripheral anterior synechiae (1–2 mm in length). Otherwise, adverse event frequency was similar in the 2 groups. Conclusions: Intraocular pressure was clinically and statistically significantly lower at 2 years in the Hydrus plus CS group compared with the CS alone group, with no differences in safety.
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    Correlations between corneal and optic nerve head variables in healthy subjects and patients with primary open angle glaucoma
    (Press of International Journal of Ophthalmology, 2015-12-18) Saenz Frances, Federico; Jañez Escalada, Luis; Borrego Sanz, Lara; Berrozpe Villabona, Clara; Martínez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Morales Fernández, Laura; García Sánchez, Julián; Santos Bueso, Enrique; García Feijoo, Julián
    AIM: To correlate corneal variables (determined using the Pentacam) with optic nerve head (ONH) variables determined using the Heidelberg retina tomograph (HRT) in healthy subjects and patients diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: Measurements were made in 75 healthy eyes and 73 eyes with POAG and correlations examined through Pearson correlation coefficients between the two sets of variables in the two subject groups. The corneal variables determined were corneal volume (CVol), central corneal thickness (CCT), overall corneal thickness (OvCT), the mean thickness of a circular zone centered at the corneal apex of 1 mm radius (zone I) and the mean thickness of several concentric rings, also centered at the apex until the limbus, each of 1 mm width (zones II to VI respectively). The ONH variables were determined using the HRT. RESULTS: The following pairs of variables were correlated in the control group: CCT-disc area (DAr) (-0.48; P<0.0001), Zone I-DAr (-0.503; P<0.0001) and Zone II-DAr (-0.443; P<0.0001); and in the POAG group: CCT-cup-to-disc area ratio (CDRa) (-0.402; P<0.0001), Zone I-CDRa (-0.418; P<0.0001), Zone II-CDRa (-0.405; P=0.006), Zone I-cup shape measure (CSM) (-0.415; P=0.002), Zone II-CSM (-0.405; P=0.001), Zone IV-height variation contour (HVC) (0.378; P=0.002); Zone V-HVC (0.388, P<0.0001). CONCLUSION: AS-OCT-derived lens thickness measurement is valid and comparable to the results obtained by A-scan US. It can be used as a reliable noncontact method for measuring lens thickness in adults with or without significant cataract.
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    Mimicking chronic glaucoma over 6 months with a single intracameral injection of dexamethasone/ fibronectin-loaded PLGA microspheres
    (Taylor and Francis, 2022-07-29) Aragon Navas, Alba; Rodrigo, Maria Jesus; García Herranz, David; Martínez, Teresa; Subías, Manuel; Mendez, Silvia; Ruberte, Jesús; Pampalona, Judit; Bravo Osuna, Irene; García Feijoo, Julián; Pablo, Luis E; García Martín, Elena Salobrar; Herrero Vanrell, Rocío
    To create a chronic glaucoma animal model by a single intracameral injection of biodegradable poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) microspheres (Ms) co-loaded with dexamethasone and fibronectin (MsDexaFibro). MsDexaFibro were prepared by a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion method including dexamethasone in the organic phase and fibronectin in the inner aqueous phase. To create the chronic glaucoma model, an interventionist and longitudinal animal study was performed using forty-five Long Evans rats (4-week-old). Rats received a single intracameral injection of MsDexafibro suspension (10%w/v) in the right eye. Ophthalmological parameters such as clinical signs, intraocular pressure (IOP), neuro-retinal functionality by electroretinography (ERG), retinal structural analysis by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and histology were evaluated up to six months. According to the results obtained, the model proposed was able to induce IOP increasing in both eyes over the study, higher in the injected eyes up to 6 weeks (p < 0.05), while preserving the ocular surface. OCT quantified progressive neuro-retinal degeneration (mainly in the retinal nerve fiber layer) in both eyes but higher in the injected eye. Ganglion cell functionality decreased in injected eyes, thus smaller amplitudes in PhNR were detected by ERG. In conclusion, a new chronic glaucoma animal model was created by a single injection of MsDexaFibro very similar to open-angle glaucoma occurring in humans. This model would impact in different fields such as ophthalmology, allowing long period of study of this pathology; pharmacology, evaluating the neuroprotective activity of active compounds; and pharmaceutical technology, allowing the correct evaluation of the efficacy of long-term sustained ocular drug delivery systems.
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    Ocular Vascular Changes in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease Patients: Foveal Avascular Zone, Choroidal Thickness, and ONH Hemoglobin Analysis
    (MDPI, 2020) García Martín, Elena Salobrar; Méndez Hernández, Carmen D.; Hoz Montañana, Rosa de; Ramírez Sebastián, Ana Isabel; López Cuenca, Inés; Fernández Arrabal, José A.; Rojas Lozano, Pilar; Wang, Surina; García Feijoo, Julián; Gil, Pedro; Salazar Corral, Juan José; Ramírez Sebastián, José Manuel
    In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), vascular changes could be caused by amyloid beta (Aβ) aggregates replacing the contractile smooth musculature of the arteriole walls. These changes happen in the brain vascular network, but also in the eye, and are related to decreased vascular density and low blood flow. In patients with Alzheimer’s disease, thinning of the choroid and the retina has been shown. The aim of this prospective study was to assess the retinal and choroidal vascular systems, analyzing the choroidal thickness with optical coherence tomography (OCT), the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) with OCT-angiography (OCTA), and the optic nerve head (ONH) hemoglobin with the Laguna ONhE program, to evaluate which of the two ocular vascular systems shows earlier changes in mild AD patients. These patients, compared to controls, showed a significantly thinner choroid at all the analyzed points, with the exception of the temporal macula (at 1000 and 1500 µm from the fovea). On the other hand, the FAZ and ONH hemoglobin did not show significant differences. In conclusion, a thinner choroid was the main ocular vascular change observed in mild AD patients, while the retinal vessels were not yet affected. Therefore, choroidal thickness could be used an early biomarker in AD.
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    Effect of COVID-19 lockdown in Spain on structural and functional outcomes of Neovascular AMD patients
    (Electronic: 2077-0383, 2021-08-12) Valverde Megías, Alicia; Rego Lorca, Daniela; Fernández Vigo, José Ignacio; Murciano Cespedosa, Antonio; Megías Fresno, Alicia; García Feijoo, Julián
    This is a retrospective single-center study of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration whose follow-up was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic with at least three months between visits in Madrid, Spain. The purpose of the study was to evaluate best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) changes and try to identify features in optical coherence tomography (OCT) that could be related to more profound visual loss. It included 270 eyes. The two last visits before lockdown were used for comparison with the visit after lockdown. BCVA changed from 60.2 ± 18.2 to 55.9 ± 20.5 ETDRS letters. 29% of the eyes lost more than 5 letters. OCT was active in 67% of eyes before lockdown and in 80.4% after lockdown. Multiple lineal analysis showed that patients whose OCT before lockdown presented with a combination of intra and subretinal fluid were more likely to suffer a greater visual loss (p = 0.002). These patients should be encouraged to not miss any visits in case a new lockdown is imposed.
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    Agreement between central corneal thickness measured using pentacam, ultrasound pachymetry, specular microscopy and optic biometer lenstar LS 900 and the influence of intraocular pressure
    (Karger, 2014-05) Borrego Sanz, Lara; Saenz Frances, Federico; Bermudez Vallecilla, M. C.; Morales Fernández, Laura; Martinez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Santos Bueso, Enrique; Jañez Escalada, Luis; García Feijoo, Julián
    Purpose: To compare central corneal thickness (CCT) values obtained by Lenstar (LE), Pentacam (PC), specular microscopy (SM) and ultrasound pachymetry (UP) in healthy corneas and study their influence on intraocular pressure (IOP) readings determined by Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT). Methods: CCT was measured in 76 healthy subjects by LE, PC, SM and UP. We established Lin's concordance correlation coefficient (ρ-C) between different techniques. The influence of CCT on GAT was established through univariate linear regression models, IOP being the dependent variable. Results: The highest ρ-C was found between LE and SM at 0.94 (95% CI: 0.91-0.96) and between LE and UP at 0.95 (95% CI: 0.94-0.97). IOP readings showed less variability when CCT was determined using LE (7.7%, B = 0.16; 95% CI: 0.004-0.28). Conclusions: Although CCT values obtained with UP, PC, SM and LE show good correlation, these methods are not completely interchangeable. The amount of IOP variation differs when CCT is determined using LE or SM.
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    Comparision of intraocular pressure measured using the new icare 200™ rebound tonometer and the Perkins™ applanation tonometer in healthy subjects and in patients with primary congenital glaucoma
    (Elsevier, 2021-04) Pérez García, Pilar; Morales Fernández, Laura; Sáenz Francés, Federico; Méndez Hernández, Carmen Dora; García Feijoo, Julián; Santos Bueso, Enrique; Martínez de la Casa, José María
    Objective: To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained using the Icare 200™ (IC200) rebound tonometer and the hand-held version of the Goldmann Applanation Tonometer (Perkins™ tonometer, GAT) in patients with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) and in healthy subjects. Material and methods: A total of 42 eyes of healthy subjects (G1) and 40 patients with PCG (G2) were analysed. The following clinical data were collected: gender, age, Cup/Disc ratio, central corneal thickness (CCT). IOP was determined in the examination room using the IC200 and GAT tonometers, in the same order. Agreement between both tonometers was determined using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and Bland-Altman plot. A linear regression analysis was used to establish the IOP was affected by the studied variables. Results: Mean IOP between both tonometers (IC200 minus GAT) was: G1 = 15.91 (2.57) mmHg vs. 15.06 (2.12) mmHg (mean difference, MD = 0.84 (0.50) mmHg; P < .101) and G2=20.10 (6.37) vs.19.12 (5.62) (MD = 0.98 (1.36); P = 0.474). Excellent agreement was found between IC200 and GAT in both groups (ICC = G1: 0.875 (95% CI; 0.768−0.933; P < .001); G2: 0.924 (95% CI; 0.852−0.961; P < .001), and there was a statistically significant correlation between the IOP difference measured with IC200 and GAT and CCT in G1 (B=0.021; 95% CI; 0.005–0.037; P = .008), but was not statistically significant in G2. Conclusions: There was excellent agreement between the IC200 and GAT tonometers, both in healthy subjects and PCG, with a trend to overestimate IOP when measured with IC200. There was no influence by CCT on IOP measurements in patients with PGC.
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    The Icare-Pro Rebound Tonometer Versus the Hand-held Applanation Tonometer in Congenital Glaucoma
    (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016-02) Borrego Sanz, Lara; Morales Fernández, Laura; Martínez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Saenz Frances, Federico; Fuentes, Manuel; García Feijoo, Julián
    PURPOSE: To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained using the new rebound tonometer Icare-Pro and the hand-held version of Goldmann Applanation Tonometer (Perkins tonometer) in children with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) under general anesthesia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using both tonometers, 3 IOP measurements were prospectively determined in 1 single session. Icare-Pro was always used first, and then Perkins. All measurements were recruited in 50 eyes of 50 patients with PCG under general anesthesia. Central corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth, and axial length were also measured in each patient. Data were compared by determining interclass correlation coefficient for each tonometer and representing the differences detected as Bland-Altman plots. RESULTS: Good linear correlation was observed between IOP readings obtained using the Perkins and Icare-Pro (r=0.75, P<0.001), although the Icare-Pro readings were slightly higher (mean IOP difference 0.42 ± 3.69 mm Hg, P=0.41). A Bland-Altman plot revealed the 95% limits of agreement between the 2 methods: 7.7 to -6.8 mm Hg (slope=0.109, P=0.32). Intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.74 (95% confidence interval, 0.59-0.84) showing good agreement. For both tonometers, no correlation was detected between IOP measurements and central corneal thickness and axial length, but positive relation was found with anterior chamber depth. CONCLUSIONS: IOP measurements determined using the new Icare-Pro rebound tonometer showed good correlation with those obtained using the hand-held Perkins applanation tonometer in children with PCG under general anesthesia.
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    Structural and biomechanical corneal differences between patients suffering from primary congenital glaucoma and healthy volunteers
    (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2017-02-15) Perucho González, Lucía; Sáenz Francés, Federico; Morales Fernández, Laura; Martínez de la Casa, Jose Maria; Méndez Hernández, Carmen D.; Santos Bueso, Enrique; Brookes, John L.; García Feijoo, Julián
    Purpose: To determine whether a set of ocular morphometric and biomechanical variables are able to discriminate between healthy volunteers and patients suffering from primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). Methods: Case-control study in which 66 patients with PCG and 94 age-matched healthy subjects were evaluated using ocular response analyser (ORA) to record corneal biomechanical properties. Topographic corneal variables were obtained using the Pentacam in both groups. To determine the ability to discern between both groups, a multivariate binary logistic model was constructed. The outcome was the diagnosis of PCG and the predictors; the corneal variables analysed along with their first-term interactions. Sensitivity and specificity of this model along with the area under the receiver characteristic operating curve (AUC of ROC) were determined. Results: The best model to discriminate between both groups included the following predictors: corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), posterior maximum elevation (PME), anterior maximum elevation (AME) and central corneal thickness (CCT). This model, for a cut-point of 50%, presents a sensitivity of 86.67%, a specificity of 86.89% and an AUC of the ROC curve of 93.16% [95% confidence interval (CI): 88.97-97.35]. The adjusted odds ratios of those predictors which showed a significant discriminating capacity were as follows: for CH, 0.27 (95% confidence interval: 0.15-0.46); for CRF, 2.13 (95% CI: 1.33-3.40); for PME, 1.06 (95% CI: 1.01-1.12); and for AME, 1.35 (95% CI: 1.10-1.66). Conclusion: Corneal hysteresis (CH), CRF, PME and AME are able to discern between patients with PCG and healthy controls. This fact suggests that there are structural and biomechanical differences between these groups.