Estudio de correlación entre citoquinas proinflamatorias en lágrima y humor acuoso con el edema macular cistoide postcirugía de catarata

Supervised by:
  1. José M. Martínez de la Casa Director
  2. Julián García Feijoo Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 30 June 2022

  1. Pedro Arriola Villalobos Chair
  2. David Díaz Valle Secretary
  3. Marina Sastre Ibáñez Committee member
  4. M. Nieves Moreno Committee member
  5. Paula Bañeros Rojas Committee member

Type: Thesis


Cataracts remain one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is the curative treatment of choice. Pseudophaquic cystoid macular edema (PCME) is the most common cause of vision loss after cataract surgery and manifests as an accumulation of fluid in the macular area 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. PCME is a self-limited complication whose physiopathology remains partially unknown. Currently, bead-based multiplex assay enables the simultaneous analysis of several cytokines/chemokines and the use of this technology could contribute to a better understanding of the role of such molecules in the physiopathology of several diseases. As far as we know there are no previous studies on the correlation between basal levels on cytokines/chemokines in tears and aqueous humor before cataract surgery and the development of PCME...