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Alessia Di Stefano, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: CataractSolution: Cataract surgeryOver a year ago, at 18 years of age, I was diagnosed with corticonuclear cataract and I underwent cataract surgery, ... Read
Salvatore Casale, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgeryLately I had noticed that myopia was getting worse, having me to change glasses every six months. Dr. Badalà explained ... Read
Enrico Nicotra, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyIt was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal ... Read
Vittoria Monza, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Corneal neovascularization, Corneal transplants failureSolution: Boston keratoprosthesis, Artificial corneal transplantAfter an unsuccessful corneal transplant (resulting from a trauma), my right eye was given up for lost. Subsequently I met ... Read
Concetta Colosi, Messina (Pace del Mela)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: Cross linkingMy experience was totally positive because, about a week after surgery, my continuous migraine disappeared, and after four days I ... 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
Martha Sanchez, BoliviaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: Cataract Surgery with IOL AMDI underwent surgery in both eyes with IOL AMD in September-October 2015. The operation was excellent and I felt no ... Read
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
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
Fluorangiography is a technique for examining the circulation of the retina. It consists in using a fluorescent dye and a specialized camera to take pictures of the retina; it lasts for about 5 minutes. Fluorangiography is especially useful in case of diabetic retinopathy or retinal thrombosis. It enlighten ischemic areas (scarcely vascularized) and neovessels (abnormal vessels that appear to try reactivate circulation) in an initial phase, offering the possibility to perform a precise laser treatment.
Patients affected by advanced diabetes, may need to repeat fluorangiography once a year or more. Dr. Badalà periodically organizes screenings for diabetic retinopathy with the exam of the bottom of the eye and fluorangiography in Milan and Catania.
Nella retinopatia diabetica o nella retinopatia da trombosi retinicalo scopo del trattamento laser della retina è quello di ridurre il consumo di ossigeno del tessuto retinico, per adattarlo alla situazione circolatoria deficitaria; questo è in pratica ottenuto distruggendo selettivamente le aree meno nobili della retina.Questo può tradursi in un leggero calo della vista, e/o del campo visivo soprattutto in condizioni di semioscurità.
Il laser può poi essere eseguito dopo rottura della retina per cucire la retina circostante mediante la creazione di un cicatrice.
Vitrectomy‘s risks and complications are linked to the reason why the surgery is performed.
Vitrectomy for macular pucker or performed for an emovitreum, usually achieve great results. Viceversa, in case of retinal detachment, vision recovery can be incomplete or happen after a long time.
Vitrectomy usually stimulates cataract formation. The possibility of serious complications can be limited by a good preparation, a prudent surgical procedure and a careful post-op control.
Main risks happen when vitrectomy is linked by the use of silicone oil that is injected inside the eye to sustain the retina and is removed 2 or 3 months after surgery.
Right now there are experimental procedures that may bring great results but unfortunately only in long time periods and for specific cases. The most promising project is called ARGUS II Retinal Implant, by the american company Second Sight.
One of the most important retinopathy centers for this device is the Philadelphia Wills Eye Institute, where Dr. Badalà worked; he is now ophthalmologist in Milan and Catania and has a wide experience on this very device.
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