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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
Ilaria Denti, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: MyopiaSolution: PRKI underwent PRK for correction of myopia about a week ago. Surgery was fast and painless. Immediately after surgery my ... 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
Stanislao Porrini, Teramo (Morro d'Oro)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Corneal ScarSolution: Tarsorrhaphy, Traditional corneal transplant, Amniotic membrane transplantAfter two stem cell transplants for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, I had a cutaneous and a eye rejection, with corneal ulcers in ... Read
Rachid El Khattab, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantI have suffered from keratoconus for several years and I recently underwent a corneal transplant in both eyes: one in ... 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
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
Antonella Scroppo, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, Hypermetropia, PresbyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery with Multifocal IOL implantI underwent Cataract surgery with Multifocal IOL around two months ago. I was hoping to regain the clear vision that ... 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
Keratoconus is a progressive, non-inflammatory corneal disease, that can lead to severe vision damages through an irregular astigmatism development and a progressive enlargement and thinning of the cornea, that goes from spherical to conical.
In the past, it was common practice to classify keratoconus in phases from I to IV; the term “fruste keratoconus” represented an initial keratoconus form that was possible to spot only with a corneal topography: a normal ophthalmologic visit wasn’t enough.
Today, there are big news in keratoconus treatment. Minimally invasive keratoconus surgery, keratoconus cross linking, lamellar corneal transplant for keratoconus, laser and keratoconus, keratoconus contact lenses: an experienced ophthalmologist will advise you on the best procedure for you particular case. Dr. Badalà uses all the most modern techniques for keratoconus treatment in Milan and Catania.
Everytime there is astigmatism that changes over time, it is mandatory to hypothesise the presense of keratoconus. Keratoconus diagnosis is made thanks to keratometry, topography, tomography and tachymetry. There are different keratoconus phases (I, II, III, IV). Corneal deformation is monitored with a special exam called “corneal topography”, essential to keep an eye on the disease progression and being able to create a customized contact lens.
The instrument project a series of bright rings and elaborates the image reflected by the cornea, outputting a printed chart with different colors in order to identify all the analyzed curvatures. Keratoconus symptoms usually consists in a variable vision quality paired with an irregular astigmatism.
Diagnosis can be confirmed with a corneal topography and a corneal pachymetry or with a corneal tomography performed with a tool like the pentacam, pretty useful in case of keratoconus.
It is best to do a few checkups if: – you have relatives that have keratoconus. – If wearing glasses you can’t reach twenty-twenty vision, even if your eyes are perfectly healthy. – If you know to have astigmatism and you start to see not that well with your usual pair of glasses: that could be the conus changing shape.
Everytime there is a form of astigmatism that is changing over time, is it mandatory to at least think about the possibility of keratoconus. Keratoconus is classified in phases from I to IV; there is also a premature form called fruste keratoconus, that only corneal topography can spot.
Dr. Badalà, ophthalmologist in Milan and Catania, often organizes keratoconus screening campaigns, in order to facilitate early diagnosis.
It appears most frequently in women; the causes seems to be related to the frailty of the collagen that forms the associated cornea. In some cases it can be due to repeated traumas.
It appear during teenage years and increases until it stabilizes in adulthood.
Keratoconus is usually bilateral and once diagnosed in an eye, it is possible to ward off the worsening of the other eye by avoiding rubbing it and correcting wrong habits that can lead to repeated micro traumas, and lastly with corneal cross linking.
To slow down keratoconus progression, it is important to avoid rubbing the eyes and if it is in its initial phase, to consider cross linking. Cross linking treatment makes the cornea stronger: in this way it becomes more difficult for it to change shape. It can be performed only for specific cases.
Rachid El Khattab, Milan
Problem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplant
I have suffered from keratoconus for several years and I recently underwent a corneal transplant in both eyes: one in July, 2014 and the other in March, 2015.
Before surgery I had -12 of astigmatism with -5 of myopia ... Keep on reading this reviewand I saw nothing.
Thanks to Dr. Badalà, two months after my transplant I went back to a normal life, driving my car, using computer and started working easily again .
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