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Salvatore Casale, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgeryLately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained ... Read
Chiara Rizza, MilanoVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, MyopiaSolution: PRKTired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct ... Read
Isabella Rossi, Colle Brianza (LC)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, Hypermetropia, PresbyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery with Toric Multifocal IOLTired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct ... Read
Gianna Lo Castro, Siracusa (Lentini)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Cornea guttata, Fuchs Endothelial Distrophy, Corneal edema, Bullous KeratopathySolution: DMEK Corneal Endothelium TransplantA few years ago I discovered I had a quite rare disease called “Fuchs’ dystrophy,” which affects the cornea. I ... Read
Salvatore Colosi, Messina (Pace del Mela)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: Cross linkingI have a disease called keratoconus. I underwent Cross linking in both eyes over a year ago, and it was ... 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
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
Giovanna Cataudella, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: EYLEA intravitreal injectionBefore surgery my daily activities were very penalized because my visual acuity was very reduced; I had lost most of ... Read
Cataract consists in the clouding of the lens, which is located within the eye. Through cataract surgery, the clouded lens is replaced with a new transparent one.
The crystalline lens allows to focus images on the retina; with the passing of time, it may become opaque and that’s when cataract occurs. Depending on the opacity level, there can be three types of cataracts:
The most important symptom is a progressive loss of vision. At first, there is little visual discomfort, since the clouding of the lens (cataract) could be limited to small areas. Over time though, the following symptoms occur:
Cataract does not cause pain. The appearance of these symptoms could also represent a warning sign for other eye related diseases: the best thing to do is to consult an ophthalmologist for further diagnosis.
Familiarity is listed among the causes of cataracts but there’s also a number of specific factors such as:
Cataract and glaucoma (or cataract and myopia) represent a particular pair: cataract surgery often turns out to improve the other disease as well.
Senile cataract: age-related, typically occurs around 60 years of age.
Nuclear cataract: a type of cataract that usually occurs during adulthood. The nucleus of the lens loses its transparency becoming opacified, hence the name.
Cortical cataract: involves the external part of the lens and may develop as a result of trauma
Secondary cataract: happens after cataract surgery and consists of a clouding of the lens. It is treated with a laser called Yag Laser Capsulotomy.
There is no need for surgery in the operating room since this is an outpatient treatment. This kind of cataract usually occurs 1 to 5 years after surgery.
Although it is still unclear how to protect against cataract, people over 60 years of age are considered at risk for vision related problems. If you’re 60 or more, it is advisable to undergo an eye examination with pupil dilation at least every two years.
This examination allows to spot the first signs of cataract symptoms, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other vision disorders. To prevent eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration, it is also appropriate to:
Enrico Nicotra, Catania
Problem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Astigmatic keratotomy, Cataract surgery
It was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal discomfort.
Getting rid of glasses worn for a lifetime is freedom…. is a new life!
It... Keep on reading this review is very important, for a radiologist like me, after a short adaptation I see much better pictures at my computer workstation. I move a lot better in the workspaces, finally seeing well. Even after a "mountain" of work, when I get home my eyes are no more red and tired as they used to be before the operation.
Seeing well the stars and the moon is amazing! :-)
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