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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
Sarah Bella Russotto, Caltanissetta (Gela)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: High MyopiaSolution: Phakic lens implantThe attitude that you have when you approach surgery is very important. I was very scared, fearful and my nervous ... Read
Alessandro Ciccazzo, Syracuse (Floridia)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, MyopiaSolution: PRKLast month I underwent surgery to correct myopia (-5.50), and a slight astigmatism, by PRK laser technology. The operation lasted ... 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
Alessio Zagarella, MessinaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantI suggest to whom has my same problem to undergo the transplant because it changes your life, with some sacrifice ... 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
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
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
Different kind of surgeries to treat maculopathy can be performed in convention with the most important insurance companies, supplementary funds and health funds.
Some insurance companies consider a direct payment for health services, with no obligations for its patients; some others consider an indirect assistance.
In this case, the patient gets a refund after providing the invoices for the services
We have conventions available with the following insurance companies:
Some kind of Maculopathy surgeries can be performed via the National Health Service (SSN) or ASL (Local Health Center), with no need for the patient to pay hospitals or conventioned clinics.
Injections with intravitreal medications, can be today performed with SNN: conditions may vary from region to region. Lombardy makes it possible to be treated with Lucentis and a new medication called Eylea via SNN.
New medication for treating maculopathy are usually considered non refundable by SNN, at least for the first months from the medications’ introduction. This is, for example, the case for Iluvien, a new medication for treating diabetic retinopathy, that is currently non refundable by SNN.
When curing maculopathies, it is fundamental to act as soon as possible. Some hospitals mau have long waiting times: in these cases it may be better to look around and find another clinic that can perform treatment more quickly.
Furthermore, since usually more than one intravitreal injection is needed, it would be best, is possible, to immediately schedule the next injections in order to avoid waiting for too long in between treatments.
Some kind of surgeries for curing maculopathy like intraocular lens implants, specific for maculopathy (e.g. iolAMD), are not refundable by SNN.
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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