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Dr. Francisco J. Ascaso

Department of Ophthalmology

“Lozano Blesa” University Clinic Hospital, Spain

Associate Professor

Email: jascaso@gmail.com


2000 Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain

1992  Ph.D., School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain

1987  M.D., School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza, Spain


  1. Ascaso FJ, Castillo JM, Cristóbal JA, Mínguez E, Palomar A. A comparative study of eight intraocular lens calculation formulas. Ophthalmologica 1991; 203: 148-153. (IF 2008: 1,093)
  2. Ascaso FJ, Ayala I, Carbonell P, Castro FJ, Palomar A. Prophylactic intravenous ondansetron in patients undergoing cataract extraction under general anesthesia. Ophthalmologica 1997; 211: 292-295. (IF 2008: 1,093)
  3. Ascaso FJ, Cristóbal JA. Partial retinal artery occlusion after coil embolization of an intracerebral aneurysm. European Journal of Ophthalmology 1999; 9 (2): 142-144. (IF 2008: 1,010)
  4. Ascaso FJ, Cristóbal JA. The oldest cataract in the Nile Valley. J Cataract Refract Surg 2001; 27: 1714-1715. (IF 2008: 2,508)
  5. Ascaso FJ, Bergua JM, Torres M, Cristóbal JA.Progressive external ophthalmoplegia: a paraneoplastic manifestation of lymphoma. Eur J Ophthalmol 2002; 12 (4): 315-318. (IF 2008: 1,010)
  6. Ascaso FJ, Loras E, Cristóbal JA.Combination of Nd:YAG laser-induced subconjunctival bleeding and intracameral viscoelastic injection to treat hipotonty maculopathy. Ophthal Surg Lasers 2002; 33(6): 504-507. (IF2008: 0,743)
  7. Del Buey MA, Cristóbal JA, Ascaso FJ, Lavilla L, Lanchares E. Biomechanical properties of the cornea in Fuchs corneal dystrophy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci2009; 50(7): 3199-3202. (IF2008: 3,582)
  8. Cristóbal JA, Del Buey MA, Ascaso FJ, Lanchares E, Calvo B, Doblaré M. Effect of limbal relaxing incisions during phacoemulsification surgery based on nomogram review and numerical simulation. Cornea 2009; 28(9): 1042-9. (IF2008: 1,853)
  9. Ascaso FJ, Cardeñosa E, Cascante JM, Lario B, Serrano D, Cristóbal JA.Acute postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Gemella Morbillorum. Eur J Ophthalmol 2010; 20(3): 608-11. (IF2008: 1,010)
  10. Ascaso FJ, Castillo JM, García FJ, Cristóbal JA, Fuertes A, Artal A. Choroidal metástasis revealing a lung adenocarcinoma (reply). Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Sep; 88(3): 1013-5. (IF 2008: 2,689)
  11. Ascaso FJ, Lopez-Gallardo E, Del Prado E, Ruiz-Pesini E, Montoya J. Macular lesion resembling adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy in Kearns-Sayre syndrome with multiple mtDNA deletions. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov; 38(8): 812-6. (IF 2008: 1,347)
  12. Ascaso FJ, Nerín MA, Villén L, Morandeira JR, Cristóbal JA.Acute mountain sickness and retinal evaluation by optical coherence tomography. Eur J Ophthalmol2012 Jul-Aug; 22(4): 580-9. doi: 10.5301/ejo.5000091. (IF 2010: 0,980)
  13. Ascaso FJ, Rodríguez NA.A woman with acquired trichomegaly. J Am Acad Dermatol (in press). (IF 2010: 4,274)
  14. Ascaso FJ.Spontaneous resolution of central serous chorioretinopathy in a patient with congenital retinal macrovessel. Circulation2011 Dec 20; 124(25): e904-5. (IF 2010: 14,432)
  15. Huerva V, Espinet R, Ascaso FJ. Enterococcal infectious crystalline keratopathy in a wearer bandage contact lens. Eye Contact Lens. 2012 Jan; 38(1): 72.
  16. Rodríguez NA, Ascaso FJ. Images in clinical medicine. Corneal-flap dehiscence after screwdriver trauma. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 3; 368(1): e1.
  17. Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. Historical ophthalmic study of William Shakespeare.Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 23212202.
  18. Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. Sushruta did not introduce extracapsular cataract removal. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov; 57(6): 584; author reply 584-5. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2012.08.007. No abstract available.
  19. Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. More on a patient-centric approach in the anti-VEGF therapy.Eye (Lond). 2012 Oct; 26(10): 1388. doi: 10.1038/eye.2012.148. Epub 2012 Jul 20. No abstract available. PMID: 22814805
  20. Grzybowski A, Ascaso FJ. Re: In vivo safety of trypan blue use in vitreoretinal surgery.Retina. 2012 Sep; 32(8): 1691-2; author reply 1692-3. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3182602313. No abstract available. PMID: 22791175

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