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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
Sebastiana Finocchiaro, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyI had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ... Read
Andrea Monitto, Siracusa (Carlentini)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, HypermetropiaSolution: FemtoLASIKI had 5 diopters of astigmatism in one eye and 3 diopters in the other eye when I decided to ... 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
Dan Boca, Romania (Cluj-Napoca)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: Corneal transplantI recently (about two weeks ago) underwent corneal transplant surgery for my right eye which has been affected by keratoconus ... 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
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
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
Cure for maculopathy depends on its cause. The term maculopathy stands for series of diseases that share a degeneration of the macula, which is the central portion of the retina; we use it to focus on details. The exam for the bottom of the eye, the OCT exam and the fluorangiography, make it possible to create an accurate diagnosis to define the kind of maculopathy that’s affecting the patient.
In case of Exudative Maculopathy, it is of the uttermost importance to act as soon as possible.
Exudative or wet maculopathy can be linked to several causes (myopia, venous thrombosis, diabetes, age, etc.) and it is the result of neovessels growing inside the retina. The liquind coming out of this irregular vessels accumulate in the central retina (the macula), causing image distortion.
There are several effective treatment for wet maculopathy:
It is important that retinal liquid, tipical dor exudative maculopathy, dries as soon as possible. The more the retina stays wet, the worse vision is going to be.
It is necessary to start a therapy with intravitreal injections right after a diagnosis is made. Moreover, since more than one intravitreal injection is needed, it is important to schedule all injections so that there is not too much time in between appointments.
Even for Maculopathy cases like macular Pucker, diabetic Maculopathy, macular hole, it is best to act as soon as possible; since the macula is pretty delicate, the more time it is exposed to damaging agents, the worse therapy results are going to be.
In case of a light maculopathy like cellophane maculopathy, vitreomacular interface syndrome, dry maculopathy, it is best not to perform surgery.
In these cases it is advisable to perform visits and exams (OCT) to monitor the disease development: this is usually a pretty slow process.
Macular surgery is a very delicate kind of surgery and it is best to perform it only when there could be a significant advantage. This stands both for surgeries and laser surgeries for maculopathy.
If maculopathy evolves, everyday activities like reading and writing, recognizing small objects, thread a needle, can become difficult.
Anyway, it is not possible to go blind, since maculopathy only involves the central part of the retina. It will always be possible to maintain a vision quality that lets the patient being independent, using the whole field of vision and lateral vision to perform everyday activities.
Today, thanks to vision rehabilitation, it is possible to use healthy retina portions to improve vision quality, relying on special helpers such as: maculopathy glasses with orange filter, prismatic glasses for maculopathy or video enlargers.
Giovanna Cataudella, Catania
Problem: Macular degenerationSolution: EYLEA intravitreal injection
Before surgery my daily activities were very penalized because my visual acuity was very reduced; I had lost most of my independence and this had even caused a nasty fall with a broken wrist.
The surgery had an excell... Keep on reading this reviewent outcome and I didn’t feel any discomfort during or after it.
The view has immediately improved, so that I could afford to go to lunch at the restaurant immediately after.
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