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Enrico Nicotra, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyIt was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal ... Read
Maria Sozzi, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cataract, High MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgeryHigh myopia (17 diopters in both eyes) with cataract represented for me a considerable handicap: blepharitis and dry eye do ... Read
Sabrina La Barbera, PalermoVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, MyopiaSolution: PRKI underwent laser treatment for myopia five months ago. The Laser was fast and I didn’t feel any discomfort or ... Read
Francesca Cassa, Brescia (Montichiari)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Cheratite herpetica, Corneal Scar, Herpes virus, Diseases of CorneaSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantMany years ago, herpes virus left me with a corneal scar. Over time, I alternated periods of “quiet” to relapses ... Read
Alessandro Bianchetti, Bergamo (Rogno)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantI have suffered from keratoconus in both eyes since 1996. In December 2014, after have used semi-rigid contact lenses for ... Read
Tiziana Giannini, CatanzaroVotazione: EccellenteProblem: GlaucomaSolution: SLT Laser, Selective Laser TrabeculoplastyI am 54 years old, for the past 20 years I have used eye drops to treat glaucoma. Three months ... Read
Nicola Spena, CaltanissettaVotazione: OttimoProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: Cataract Surgery with IOL AMDI have not felt any discomfort or pain. Vision has improved after a few weeks and practically immediately I started ... Read
Martha Sanchez, BoliviaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: Cataract Surgery with IOL AMDI underwent surgery in both eyes with IOL AMD in September-October 2015. The operation was excellent and I felt no ... Read
Antonio Parrino, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Hypermetropia, PresbyopiaSolution: PRKI underwent PRK for hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia in January 2014. About ten years ago I underwent PRK to correct ... Read
Giuseppe Grasso, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Macular Hole, Macular degeneration, Macular Pucker, Retinopathy, MaculopathySolution: VitrectomyAfter having consulted several doctors, last year I turned to Dr. Badalà because I felt a discomfort to the eye. ... Read
The latest news in corneal transplant for keratoconus is the anterior lamellar corneal transplant (DALK). This transplant consists in replacing the anterior portion of the corneal tissue (stroma). It is suggested in case of:
The anterior lamellar corneal transplant can be performed with different techniques.
The most innovative technique is the big bubble DALK, where corneal layers are separated: this process requires high skills and expertise. Other techniques use a microkeratome, a excimer or a femtoseconds laser. All these processes have the same goal, that is removing the stroma till the endothelium in order to create an interface where it is possible to suture the transplanted portion. The surface should be uniform to guarantee a better vision quality after surgery.
The advantage of the lamellar corneal transplant (DALK) is that it has a lower rejection rate if compared to traditional transplant; this is because the transplanted portion is smaller.
Corneal tissue coming from the donor is sutured with the same techniques used in the full-depth corneal transplant.
Another great advantage is that suture removal can be done before, assuring a faster vision recovering compared to traditional corneal transplant. This is crucial for patients with keratoconus where anterior lamellar corneal transplant is performed, because they are young and active.
Dr. Badalà performs anterior lamellar corneal transplant with the DALK technique to cure keratoconus in Milan and Catania and holds courses on this innovative transplant process during the most important international conventions.
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