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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
Giovanna Maria Maringo, Palermo (Corleone)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, High MyopiaSolution: Astigmatic keratotomy, Refractive phacoemulsificationI underwent surgery for high myopia and astigmatism in both eyes on September, 19 and 20, 2013 and my quality ... Read
Loren Bido, Genoa (Casarza Ligure)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, HypermetropiaSolution: FemtoLASIKI underwent FemtoLASIK for astigmatism seven months ago. Laser treatment was fast and painless. My vision has improved immediately after ... 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
Matteo Crisà, Palermo (Carini)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: Cross linkingAbout two years ago I was diagnosed with keratoconus in both eyes. At first I was very discouraged because the ... 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: Intravitreal injectionBefore surgery my daily activities were very penalized because my visual acuity was very reduced; I had lost most of ... 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
Glaucoma treatment is mostly intended to lower the ocular pressure, to diminish the damage to the optic nerve. Ocular pressure in fact, is the main factor that can be changed when curing glaucoma. Today there are several therapies to cure glaucoma:
Therapy strenght depends on the optic nerve condition, the patient’s age and other subjective variables.
The choice between glaucoma surgery, minimally invasive surgery, laser or medications, depends on the optic nerve condition and the patient’s life expectancy.
A glaucoma specialist that has experience on every option for glaucoma treatment will advice you on the best choice for your case.
Today glaucoma surgery is performed when the patient cannot tolerate medications or eye drops are not enough to stop the disease. The first kind of surgery is laser. The most innovative glaucoma laser surgery is the Selective Trabeculoplasty, known as SLT, available from the last 5 years but still not in use in Italy.
Dr. Badalà performs this glaucoma laser surgery in Milan and Catania. This surgery called Trabeculoplasty, is meant to ease the acqueous humor discharge from the inside of the eye, lowering the eye pressure.
Historically, there was a surgery called Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty, also known as ALT. Today, it is overrated: the most innovative surgery is the Selective Laser Trebaculoplasty or SLT, that is less invasive, more effective and has less risks. Surgery in case of glaucoma is suggested when medication therapy or laser treatment prove to be non effective, eye pressure remains high and there is a progressive damage for the optic nerve.
In these cases, it is suggested a surgical therapy that can be minimally invasive in its initial phase, like the TRABECTOME or with the modern miniaturized stents for glaucoma surgery (Ex-PRESS, Glaukosetc).
Dr. Badalà has been the first in Italy to ever perform glaucoma surgery with Trabectome in 2007. Mini stent in glaucoma surgery have the advantage of having less complications if compared to major glaucoma surgery. Anyway, they can be less effective than the standard glaucoma surgery that is the Trabeculectomy (see illustration).
If Trabeculactomy fails too, the next step in glaucoma surgery consists in surgery with draining implants like the Ahmed valve or the Molteno shunt, or also the Baerveldt implant (this consists in the implant of a small tube for drainage, keeping the ocular pressure at acceptable levels).
Tiziana Giannini, Catanzaro
Problem: GlaucomaSolution: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, SLT Laser
I am 54 years old, for the past 20 years I have used eye drops to treat glaucoma.
Three months ago, I underwent a new type of laser treatment called SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty), despite always being afraid of ... Keep on reading this reviewany sort of eye treatment.
I have not felt any discomfort during or after the SLT laser, I did it in both eyes together and it lasted about 5 minutes. When the Laser was over I felt much better, as I was a little scared before.
Prior to the SLT laser my eye pressure was 24/23 with different eye drops, now, two months later, is 16/15 without my previous eye drops which created a lot of discomfort.
I am very happy with the outcome.
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