FAQs on Corneal Diseases

La Cornea è la parte antistante alla Pupilla e all'Iride

Cornea and related diseases

Often people cannot see well and don’t know why. Below you will find some questions that should help you understand if you have any symptom related to cornea diseases.

FAQs

Cornea relate question could be a lot more than the ones above: Dr. Badalà is at your disposal to answer to your questions, carefully evaluating each and every case. The only thing you’re left to do is get in touch or book an appointment in Milan, Rome or Catania: start your path to recovery in a safe way. It’s always best to gather information from reliable sources such as a professional ophthalmologist or a certified center with significant experience on the field.

Cornea and cutting-edge micro surgery

Today, thanks to Dr. Badalà, it is possible to cure corneal diseases, taking advantage of the most advanced surgical techniques, such as the Boston Keratoprosthesis; Dr Badalà also uses standard surgical techniques.
In every case, the patient is followed during his/her post-operative progress in order to guarantee the best possible recovery.

Piero Banna, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
I underwent DMEK (an endothelian cornel transplant) in my right eye over a year ago. The corneal transplant was performed by Dr. Badalà.
My vision was very bad, 20/200 in the affected eye and it was bothering the visio... Keep on reading this reviewn I had with my better eye, making it very difficult to use the two eyes together, specifically when driving.
I trust Dr. Badalà because of US training and said: “I’m at the last shore, even if the surgery doesn’t go well, this eye is only giving me problems”
All eye examination before and after the operation were performed in the excellent Eye center located in Catania.
The corneal transplant with the very new technique DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) was carried out in Milan in a private hospital, accredited with the National Healthcare,with state of the art equipment and was totally free of charge for me.
The surgery was under general anesthesia without complications. The only real problem, which was extensively explained by Dr. Badalà, is that I had to stay flat in bed for the first day with my head facing the ceiling. This is because the new endothelial cells transplanted are kept in place by a small air bubble. I was allowed to move every half an hour and from the next day I was allowed to go back to a normal life.
The time in the hospital - one night - was fast and warmed up by a very kind nursing team and frequent encounters with the doctor, who was always answering my questions, showing confidence and humanity.
No patching and fast progressive visual rehabilitation surprised me. Two months post-op. visual acuity was 20/40, similar to my better eye. Six months after visual acuity is 20/25 much better and clear than my “older” good eye.
When I went to buy a new pair of glasses my German optician, well-known in Catania, said: “I can’t believe it, it’s a miracle! Who’s the eye surgeon that made this new eye? Tell him he made a good job!”
I’m convinced that corneal transplant surgery is complex and requires high technology and a lot of experience, when a surgery like this seems simple and routinary, that means that the eye surgeon is really good.
Thank you Doctor Badalà, I’m starting to think seriously about getting a corneal transplant in the other eye.