Center for Studies and Clinical Research Dr. Geraldo Paletta

The Centro Oftalmológico Paletta Guedes has a center of studies and clinical trials, called the Center for Studies and Clinical Research Dr. Geraldo Paletta. This aims to stimulate and conduct research, improve education and ophthalmology, as well as rescue the memory of ophthalmologist Dr. Geraldo Paletta.

Maternal grandfather of the partners in the clinic, Dr. Geraldo Paletta is a respected and revered name in the city of Juiz de Fora. In addition to naming a major street in the city, in honor of Juiz de Fora to the ophthalmologist, Geraldo Paletta left an impressive résumé that boasts all the family.

Born in Juiz de Fora, the son of Louis Phillipe Paletta, pharmaceutical, and nephew of Constantine Paletta, constitutional lawyer and 1891, Geraldo Paletta graduated in Medicine from the National School of Medicine in 1934 in Rio de Janeiro. He specialized in ophthalmology at the Institute Penido Burnier in Campinas (SP). Returning to Juiz de Fora, practiced ophthalmology in various institutions, maintaining a private practice, reference throughout the region.

He was member of the Medical Association of Minas Gerais and the Brazilian Medical Association and the Society of Physicians and Surgeons of Juiz de Fora. He served as head of the Department of Ophthalmology, Santa Casa de Misericordia de Juiz de Fora, where he also taught at the School of Nursing Hermantina Beraldo (now School of Nursing, Federal University of Juiz de Fora).

Professor, researcher and author of several scientific articles, Geraldo Paletta is a name to stay in the history of ophthalmology. Hence the name given to the Center of Studies and Clinical Research that seek to keep the flame of research, studies and uncompromising ethics that have characterized the unique figure of Dr. Geraldo Paletta.

The research carried out by professionals of the Centro Oftalmológico  Paletta Guedes meet all technical and ethical standards for the practice of clinical research, and rely on the advice of Professor of the Department of Statistics, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Prof. Alfredo Chaoubah.

Besides conducting research, Dr. Ricardo Augusto Paletta Guedes is a permanent member of the Ethics Committee in Research of Santa Casa de Misericordia de Juiz de Fora since 2008. He also serves as a reviewer of various national and international journals, among them: Ophthalmic surgery, nursing homes and Imaging; Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology; U.S. Opthalmic Review, Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, etc.

Some of the research conducted at the Center for Clinical Studies and Research Dr. Geraldo Paletta in association with the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and published in international journals are:

 

  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A.; PALETTAGUEDES, V.M.; FREITAS, S.M.; CHAOUBAH, A. Quality of life of medically versus surgically treated glaucoma patients. Journal of Glaucoma, 2012 Mar 7 (Epub ahead of print).
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; Paletta Guedes, V.-M. ; Aptel, F. . Implants multifocaux, toriques et asphériques pour les patients glaucomateux. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, v. 34, p. 387-391, 2011.
  • Guedes, Ricardo A. P. ; Guedes, Vanessa M. P. ; Chaoubah, Alfredo . Factors associated with non-penetrating deep sclerectomy failure in controlling intraocular pressure. Acta Ophthalmologica, v. 89, p. 58-61, 2011
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; Paletta Guedes, V.M. ; CHAOUBAH, A. ; Montesi Pereira, F. ; Montesi Pereira, P. ; Pereira da Silva, A.C. . Topical versus peribulbar anesthesia in non-penetrating deep sclerectomy. A cost-effectiveness analysis. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, v. 34, p. 629-633, 2011.
  • GUEDES, R. A. P. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Resources use, costs and effectiveness of non-penetrating deep sclerectomy according to glaucoma stage. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia (Impresso), v. 74, p. 400-404, 2011
  • GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; Chaoubah, Alfredo . Does Phacoemulsification Affect the Long-Term Success of Non-Penetrating Deep Sclerectomy? Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging, v. 41, p. 228-235, 2010.
  • GUEDES, R. A. P. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; BORGES, J. L. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Avaliação econômica das associações fixas de prostaglandina/prostamida e timolol no tratamento do glaucoma e da hipertensão ocular. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia (Impresso), v. 69, p. 236-240, 2010.
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; Paletta Guedes, V.M. ; Assis de Castro Paletta, J. ; Pereira da Silva, A.C. . L anesthésie dans la chirurgie du glaucome. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, v. 32, p. 221-225, 2009
  • GUEDES, R.A. ; Guedes, V.M. Paletta ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Focusing on patients at high-risk for glaucoma in Brazil: A pilot study. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, v. 32, p. 640-645, 2009.
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; LEITE, I.C.G. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Comment on the article entitled “Nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery: meta-analysis of recent studies” by Hondur A, Onol M, Hasanreisoglu B, published in J Glaucoma. 2008; 17: 139-46. Journal of Glaucoma, v. 17, p. 601-602, 2008
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; PALETTA, J. A. C. ; FERES, D. F. ; Pena, A. B. ; MATIOLI, M. M. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . 1º Dia Mundial do Glaucoma. Resultados do Rastreamento de Glaucoma Realizado em Juiz de Fora – MG. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, v. 71, p. 40-40, 2008
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Custo crescente em glaucoma: atualidades e seu impacto na saúde coletiva. Revista de APS, v. 11, p. 444-450, 2008
  • GUEDES, R. A. P. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Custo-efetividade dos análogos de prostaglandinas no Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia, v. 67, p. 281-286, 2008
  • Silva, MJL ; PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; OMI, C. A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Curva de aprendizado da esclerectomia profunda não penetrante: estudo prospectivo comparativo entre cirurgiões experientes e iniciantes versus trabeculectomia. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia, v. 66, p. 14-25, 2007.
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. . As estratégias de prevenção em saúde ocular no âmbito da saúde coletiva e da atenção primária à saúde. Revista de APS, v. 10, p. 66-73, 2007.
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; SILVA, A. C. P. ; PEREIRA, F. M. ; PEREIRA, P. M. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Anesthésie topique versus anesthésie péribulbaire dans la sclérectomie profonde non perforante. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, v. 30, p. 825-829, 2007
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Cirurgia filtrante não penetrante: conceito, técnicas e resultados. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, v. 69, p. 605-613, 2006
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. ; CHAOUBAH, A. . Application du test de surcharge hydrique après da sclérectomie profonde non perforante. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, Issy les Moulineaux, França, v. 28, n. 10, p. 1076-1080, 2005
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Sclérectomie profonde non perforante au Brésil. Étude rétrospective sur 3 ans. Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie, Issy les Moulineaux, França, v. 28, n. 2, p. 191-196, 2005
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Resultados pressóricos da esclerectomia profunda não penetrante no tratamento do glaucoma primário de ângulo aberto. Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia, São Paulo, v. 67, n. 4, p. 585-589, 2004
  • PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. ; GUEDES, V. M. P. . Esclerectomia profunda não penetrante: eficácia em glaucomatosos não controlados com tratamento clínico. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia, v. 62, p. 707-711, 2003
  • GUEDES, V. M. P. ; PALETTA GUEDES, R.A. . Esclerectomia Profunda não Perfurante: resultados a médio prazo dos primeiros pacientes operados. Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia, Rio de Janeiro, v. 60, n. 1, p. 20-24, 2001.

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