There are several corneal transplant centers in Italy. The best thing to do is rely onto a transplant center that performs all the latest surgical techniques.
The different kinds of corneal transplant complement each other: that is why you should contact a center that has a great on the field experience, able to performa all kinds of transplant (lamellar corneal surgery, artificial corneal surgery, and so on).
For example, centers that can perform anterior lamellar transplant DALK are only a few because this technique is pretty complex even though allow for a quicker post-op with less complications.
Dr. Badalà performs this kind of corneal surgery and all the other kinds in Milan and Catania.
Serenella Sanna, Medio Campidano (Serrenti)Votazione: EccellenteIn 2005, after a number of visits and exams, I was diagnosed with Cornea Guttata Corneal Dystrophy and, all doctors told me that the corneal endothelial cells were disappearing and was going to become blind.
I looked ... Keep on reading this reviewfor second opinions in Sardinia, Italy and Spain, but the answer was always the same. One day my husband yelled at me “don’t give up and search the internet”. I went to my computer and searched: "Best Doctors for corneal dystrophy". I found Dr. Badalà and I decided to book a visit on March 10th, 2015.
I got to know Dr. Badalà in person: he reassured me and, with patience and simple words, explained a new technique of corneal transplant called DMEK.
He described the procedure step by step and told me I would have not become blind.
I did not know whether to cry or smile!
I underwent DMEK surgery on May 14, 2015. One month after surgery I could see colors clearly as I have not seen in years, since then at every follow-up (the last on January 26th, 2016) I keep receiving just good news.
I sincerely thank Dr. Badalà, for giving me hope and, most importantly, my sight back.