Dr. Álex Giménez Mendoza
• More than 5 years of experience• Ophthalmologist at the Institute of Ophthalmology Clinic Girona (2014-present) • Ophthalmology Medical Assistant at the Institut d'Assistència Health Hospital Santa Caterina, Girona (2015-present)• Deputy Medical Ophthalmology in Universitari Joan Doctor Trueta, Girona Hospital (2014-2015)• Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Hospital of Navarra (2010-2014) ...
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Angiography is a test to diagnose and treat diseases of the blood vessels. If done by MRI is called resonance angiography. This test can diagnose aneu Angiography is a test to diagnose and treat diseases of the blood vessels. If done by MRI is called resonance angiography. This test can diagnose aneurysms in the aorta, arteriosclerotic disease of the carotid arteries in the neck, diseases in blood vessels of the brain as small aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations, ... ...
Cataracts, also known as facosclerosis are a total or partial obstruction of the lens or lens of the eye, whose function is to convert the light rays Cataracts, also known as facosclerosis are a total or partial obstruction of the lens or lens of the eye, whose function is to convert the light rays obtained images on the retina. So when this part is obstructed eye, vision becomes weak and blurred. There are many types of cataracts, and is a fairly common condition that increases with age. The only possible cure cataract and restore a correct view treatment is surgery to eradicate it, but it is only recommended when the patient suffers so severe discomfort that do not allow you to continue your daily life as normal or wearing glasses. The operation to correct cataract extraction is based on the area of the lens that is damaged and its replacement by an intraocular lens. ...
Intraocular lenses, also known as IOLs, are transparent artificial lenses used to replace the natural lens of the eyes when they are damaged, either Intraocular lenses, also known as IOLs, are transparent artificial lenses used to replace the natural lens of the eyes when they are damaged, either by cataracts, nearsightedness or other eye diseases. In people with vision blurred vision due to damage to your natural lens, which is responsible for receiving the light rays with which the images are obtained, replacing it with an intraocular lens patient returns to a correct view . Normally, they are made with flexible and pliable material and are the same size as the original. The intraocular lens is generally implanted in the eye in cataract surgery to replace the natural lens. ...
The macula is the part of the eye responsible for providing a clear view. As we grow faculties it loses its function, causing macular degeneration, a The macula is the part of the eye responsible for providing a clear view. As we grow faculties it loses its function, causing macular degeneration, also known as AMD. This is a fairly common ailment after 60 years and can occur at various levels, resulting imperceptible in some cases. Conversely, it can also develop much more virulent causing total and progressive loss of sight. Although there is still no definitive treatment to repair the effects of macular degeneration, it is important to make an early diagnosis to slow its progression. Also, it has been found that consumption of antioxidant vitamins and zinc can contribute to this. ...
Macular edema is an eye disease that causes accumulation of fluid in the macula, the part of the eye responsible for providing a clear and sharp vision. It is a very sensitive and important area of the eye, when this fluid accumulation occurs vision is lost and distorted way objects are observed. It can also affect only certain parts of the eye or the whole macular area. It is a pathology associated with diabetic patients because it is a major visual impairment sufferers. Treatment is to seal fluid leaks in the macula, which can be done by laser surgery or therapy intraocular injections. Both techniques provide very good results. ...
Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye formed by the choroid, ciliary leather, and iris, which surrounds the interior of the eyeball. This is the tissue more blood vessels throughout the body, so it is a very sensitive and prone to infectious and inflammatory processes area. Also, the inflammation causes severe vision loss, so it is very important to treat as soon as possible. Among its causes include infectious, autoimmune, bone and rheumatic diseases, and trauma. Symptoms of uveitis vary depending on the part of the uvea that is affected, if it comes back, vision loss occurs, whereas if it affects the previous, often cause blurred vision, eye pain, redness eyes and photophobia. Similarly, treatment depends on the location: in the case of anterior uveitis inflammatory eye drops are used; to the rear, it is best cortisone orally and through injections around the eye. Immunomodulatory drugs are administered when the disease is associated with a chronic process. Finally, it will only resort to surgery if associated complications such as glaucoma or cataracts occur. ...
Aneurysms are dilatations of the arteries due to a fault in the vessel wall which triggers an increase in diameter and carries the risk of rupture and massive internal bleeding. Most cerebral aneurysms are congenital, but can also be traumatic, tumor cause, arteriosclerosis, by common infectious cause or drug consumption. Depending on the shape of the aneurysm are divided into secular, fusiform, and use as side; They may also be classified by size. All aneurysms may be complicated by rupture of the vessel and cause bleeding in the brain, causing a stroke acidente, which can cause irreversible nerve damage. Aneurysms are asymptomatic, symptoms only when they break, causing intense headaches, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, seizures or sudden loss of consciousness. For diagnosis, several tests such as angiography or CT are used, and the treatment depends on the size of the aneurysm and associated risk factors. There are several alternatives for both conservative and surgical treatment, which must evaluate a neurosurgeon. ...
Acute ischemia is the reduction or elimination of the blood supply in an area or organ. The causes may be varied: outside the glass, compression, tumors, scars, etc; or internal, such as thickening of the vessel wall by chronic inflammation, tumor thrombus ... In any case, the three most important causes of this clinical picture are thromboses, embolisms and trauma. Clinically manifested by a sudden and intense pain that does not respond to usual painkillers. It occurs more frequently in the lower extremities, but can affect any area of the body. Ultimately, the lack of blood nutrition can trigger gangrene of ischemic tissue. ...
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that allows you to view organs and soft structures within the body. It is made using high-frequency sound waves that are emitted by a transducer that captures the echo of different amplitudes which occurs bounce off the organs. These signals, when processed by a computer, give a series of images of the tissues examined. Today may be two-dimensional, three-dimensional or 4-dimensional images. Ultrasound is a noninvasive technique, in which no radiation used and thus is used to visualize fetuses that are being formed. This procedure can differentiate clearly the shape and size of each structure within the body. In medicine it is used to see the heart, kidneys, liver and blood vessels, among other organs. ...
Vision problems encompass a host of pathologies. The most common are refractive comprising: the nearsightedness or myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Its causes may be genetically different, due to aging or other diseases such as macular degeneration caused by diabetes. ...
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