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Eye Makeup: How to Wear it and Remove it Safely

Eye makeup is very common and not dangerous for your eyes but it is mandatory to use it carefully to avoid infections and allergic conjunctivitis –  says Dr Badalà, expert in Micro Ocular Surgery, interviewed on the subject. Here are some tips that will keep your eyes healthy: Makeup used […]

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DMEK: The Corneal Transplant Without Sutures

Chicago – October 2016: DMEK, the new corneal transplant without sutures presented by the maximum experts on the field during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago from 14 to 18 October. DMEK is the new corneal transplant for patients with cornea guttata, corneal edema and Fuch’s Dystrophy. The […]

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Laser Eye Surgery Better than Contact Lenses

New study compares satisfaction rates of contact lens users with people who underwent laser eye surgery for vision correction (Myopia, Hypermetropia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia). The study published in the most influential US journal (Ophtalmology), recruited 1.800 people and found that contact lens users who opted for laser eye surgery were […]

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EyeMax: A New Approach to Macular Degeneration

EyeMax is the new intraocular lens (IOL) for patients with macular degeneration. This lens, which is suitable for people suffering from dry or wet macular degeneration, enlarges images and project them to the entire peripheral macula, improving vision. People suffering from macular degeneration often have damaged the very central part […]

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Smoke and Vision: What are the Risks?

  Many studies have shown that cigarette smoking damages our health, but sight-threatening vision and eye problems caused by smoking are less well-known. Dr Federico Badalà, ophtalmologist in charge of the Ocular Microsurgery Center of Milan and Catania, has recently carried out a study which emphasizes the following risks for […]

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Computer, Smartphone, Tablet and Vision: Latest News

Smartphone, Tablet and Computer’s screens emission of  bright blue light is potentially dangerous for users healthy sight and so, Apple, thanks to the recent iOS 9.3 update (May 2016), allows to tone down the levels of blue light coming out of your Smartphone and Tablet at night. Smartphone, Tablet and Computer screens release […]

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Diet and Vision: 6 Foods for Healthy Eyes

  1) Carrots Carrots are packed with beta carotene which is an antioxidant that helps lower the risks of cataracts and macular degeneration. 2) Peppers, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli These three vegetables provide a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a crucial antioxidant, which has been shown to […]

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Contact Lenses: Infections, Inflammations and other Risks

Contact lens wearers are putting themselves at risk of eye infections after neglecting basic hygiene rules. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US – the highest authority in terms of Health prevention and Safety – recently found that the majority of contact lens wearers are putting […]

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Glaucoma: Beware of Yoga and certain Sports

People with Glaucoma should beware of certain Yoga  positions and Sports that can make their disease worse. Glaucoma is a disease that can seriously impair vision, leading to blindness damaging the Optic Nerve irreversibly. High intraocular pressure is the worse prognostic  factor in Glaucoma, therefore patients with Glaucoma should avoid everything that raises […]

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EYEMAX: The Latest Innovation for Macular Degeneration

EyeMax is the new intraocular lens for patients with macular degeneration. This unique intraocular lens is inserted inside the eye during routine cataract surgery or can be inserted years after cataract surgery. EyeMax is an intraocular lens designed to offer an innovative ‘widescreen-view’. This intraocular lens enlarges images and projects […]

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DMEK Corneal Transplant: Milan, Barcelona, Copenhagen

DMEK, the new non-invasive corneal transplant, is becoming more and more popular. The new corneal endothelium transplant named DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) is spreading because of the fast visual recovery (around 1-2 months) and minimal postoperative discomfort. Dr. Badalà organized a course teaching the new DMEK corneal transplant during […]

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Glaucoma & New Incoming Treatments: Helios Insert

No more eye drops for glaucoma! There is a the new treatment with medication directly placed inside the eye. Bimatoprost (Lumigan™) and Travoprost (Travatan™) are currently being tested as intraocular inserts. Both inserts release the medication for about six months, showing a great effect in the reduction of elevated intraocular […]

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Your Vision: Our Passion

Dear followers, in just a few months we are becoming a huge Italian ophthalmic community, from less than 100 members to more than 10.000 ones, a sign of the wide and current interest towards Eye care. You shouldn’t underestimate eye disease treatment and refractive errors correction, this is the reason why […]

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Eyeball Tattoo: Beware of the New Trend from USA

Eyeball tattoo is dangerously becoming popular. The new trend of tattooing the sclera with the strangest colours is spreading outside USA, where it was born. The tattoo artist, who is not an ophthalmologist, injects ink under the conjunctiva: in this way, the colour of the white part of the eye […]

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Retinitis Pigmentosa and Stem Cells: New Clinical Trial

At University of California Irvine (UCI) are seeking participants to be enrolled in the first clinical trial to test the use of retinal progenitor stem-cells to treat retinitis pigmentosa. This trial is an open-label phase 1/2a trial, designed to evaluate the safety of the retinal progenitor cells injected into the […]

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DMEK: a New Frontier in Corneal Transplant

November 2015 – Las Vegas DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty) – Corneal Endothelium Transplant: all the latest innovations will be presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Las Vegas. Worldwide experts will discuss their experience on DMEK. Dr. Badalà has been invited to share his experience on […]

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Boston Keratoprosthesis: Experts Round Table

September, 3rd 2015 – Barcelona. Round Table on Artificial Cornea, Boston Keratoprosthesis, at IMO (Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular) in Barcelona prior to EUCORNEA society meeting. Worldwide experts on Artificial Cornea gather together to discuss the latest innovation on the Boston Keratoprosthesis and the OOKP (Osteo Odonto Keratoprosthesis). The main subject […]

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International @MicroChirurgia Oculare.com

It is on line the English version of MicroChirurgiaOculare.com. We offer the latest innovation for the treatment of ‪Cataract‬, ‪‎Maculopathy‬, ‪‎Corneal‬ disease ‬ and correction of refractive errors, such as ‪‎Myopia‬, ‪‎Astigmatism‬, ‪‎Presbyopia‬ and ‪‎Hypermetropia‬. Most of the technologies and surgical techniques that we use come from abroad, we want […]

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DMEK: course on Corneal Endothelium Transplant

September 2015 – Barcelona. Doctor Badalà is organizing a course on DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty – Corneal endothelium transplant), the new non-invasive technique of corneal transplant, which is becoming very popular because of the very low rejection rate and the extremely fast visual recovery. The course will be held […]

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Cross-Linking Keratoconus: news from USA

April 2015 – San Diego (USA). At the World Cornea Congress the results of different keratoconus’ Cross-Linking technics have been discussed. Cross-linking is a cornea’s treatment for patients with keratoconus. The main purpose of this treatment is improve the links between collagen’s molecules of the cornea. The treatment can be […]

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Maculopathy: reading again with iolAMD

July 2014 – London. Press conference about iolAMD, the new intraocular lens that allows patients with maculopathy to read again. Dr Badalà co-operates with London Eye Hospital for the development of this intraocular lens to cure cataract and maculopathy altogether. The intraocular lens showed today in London, enlarges the images […]

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DMEK: the new endothelium corneal transplant

From the USA arrives the new corneal non-invasive transplant, it is a huge innovation in the cure of corneal pathologies because it has a very short recovery time and it seems to remove risks linked with corneal transplant. The new treatment, called DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty), is indicated for […]

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DMEK the non-invasive corneal transplant

From the USA arrived the new corneal non-invasive transplant, it is a huge innovation in cornea’s pathologies’ cure because it has a very short recovery time and it seems to remove risks linked with corneal transplant. The new treatment, called DMEK (Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty), is indicated for corneal edema […]

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Maculopathy: new theraphy macular hole with Ocriplasmina

A new drug based on Ocriplasmina has been approved in Europe for vitreous macular traction maculopathy’s cure and macular hole. Nowadays, to cure macular hole only one intravitreal injection is enough. In the past, the only solution was surgery: vitrectomy. The main studies published on New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated […]

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Maculopathy: hope from a new therapy

The latest medication for maculopathy’s cure is based on Aflibercept and is approved for use in Europe on 27 November 2012. The medicine is administered with intravitreal injection and has the advantage to stop VEGF-A and PIGF. The blockage of PIGF (placental growth factor) is an important innovation for the […]

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Anterior lamellar corneal transplant

November 2012 – Chicago Course on innovative techniques for anterior lamellar corneal transplant (DALK), the new corneal transplant for keratoconus and corneal scars. Doctor Badalà is teaching, together with the maximum experts on corneal surgery, a course in Chicago, on the 11th Nov 2012, during the American Academy of Ophthalmology […]

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Customized cataract refractive surgery

Course on cataract surgery with a refractive goal, using the High Tech lens (intraocular lens customizable with light). Dr. Badalà holds this course together with the most influential cataract surgery experts. Some of the topics will be the most common indications for using High Tech lens and the latest news […]

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Boston Keratoprosthesis: indications and innovations

Course on the artificial cornea, called Boston Keratoprosthesis. Dr. Badalà helds this course together with the most important experts on cornea surgery. There are going to be debates on the most common suggestions for using Boston Keratoprosthesis and the latest news about artificial cornea. This course is going to be […]

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News: corneal endothelium transplant (DSAEK)

Course on advanced techniques for corneal endothelium transplant (DSAEK technique). This course is going to be held in Milan, on the 8th Sep 2012, during the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Congress (European society for refractive cataract surgery). Dr. Badalà organizes this event in collaboration with the most […]

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Corneal transplant: new treatment from USA

Great news for patients affected by keratoconus os corneal scars: this new corneal transplant technique id meant for them and is available at the Oftalmico, one of the very few italian centers that performs it. Let’s meet DR. Badalà that learned such transplant technique in the USA where he worked […]

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Safe and effective corneal transplant: DALK

Replacing damaged cornea respecting the eye anatomy as much as possible.. This is the goal of a new transplant methodology: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty -DALK. <<Usually, both in keratoconus and corneal scars, the inner corneal layes, the endothelium does not get involved>>, explain Dr. Federico Badalà , ophthalmologist that introduced this […]

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Cataract – first ten cases implanted in Milan

It substitues the opaque lens and is “molded” to correct myopia or other problems. A photosensitive lens against small defects. The very first italian implants of lenses customizable with a ray of light, in place of the opaque lens after cataract surgery, are being performed in Milan, at the S. […]

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Cataract, perfect vision with High Tech lens

The custom made High Tech lens debuts in Italy at the San Giuseppe Hospital in Milan, to replace the lens made opaque by cataract and guarantee a perfect vision without glasses. After the implant, it is possible to remodel the lens simply using a ray of light, with no other […]

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Cataract: first “customizable” implant

ROME. A High Tech lens completely customizable that once implanted inside the eye can be modified with light in order to properly adapt to every patient’s needs, offering a high definition vision. The most modern technological innovation for replacing the opaque lens when speaking about cataract removal, has been implanted […]

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Cataract: High Tech lens debuts in Milan

An high-tech lens entirely personalized that, if implanted in the eye, can be modified with light to adapt itself at the patient’s needs, allowing a high definition vision. The most recent technologic innovation for the replacement of opaque lens in cataract’s removal was implanted today for the first time in […]

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The picture shows a Boston Keratoprosthesis implanted in a human eye three months before.

First artificial corneal transplant

For the first time in Italy a patient received a partial artificial cornea. The surgery, called “Boston Keratoprosthesis”, was performed at the hospital “lot” in Florence by the surgeons Sadeer Hannush and Federico Badalà, born in Catania, of “willis Eye Hospital” in Philadelphia and showed during the international congress promoted […]

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