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Mario Badalà, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: CataractSolution: Cataract surgery with Multifocal IOL implantI didn’t feel any discomfort or pain during surgery. One hour after surgery I started to see well and that ... Read
Marco Scola, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyFrom fear to joy! I was diagnosed with cataract, but my greatest wish was to correct also my high myopia ... 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
Stanislao Porrini, Teramo (Morro d'Oro)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Corneal Scar, Diseases of CorneaSolution: 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
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
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
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
Glaucoma treatment is mostly intended to lower the ocular pressure, to diminish the damage to the optic nerve. Ocular pressure in fact, is the main factor that can be changed when curing glaucoma. Today there are several therapies to cure glaucoma:
Therapy strenght depends on the optic nerve condition, the patient’s age and other subjective variables.
The choice between glaucoma surgery, minimally invasive surgery, laser or medications, depends on the optic nerve condition and the patient’s life expectancy.
A glaucoma specialist that has experience on every option for glaucoma treatment will advice you on the best choice for your case.
Today glaucoma surgery is performed when the patient cannot tolerate medications or eye drops are not enough to stop the disease. The first kind of surgery is laser. The most innovative glaucoma laser surgery is the Selective Trabeculoplasty, known as SLT, available from the last 5 years but still not in use in Italy.
Dr. Badalà performs this glaucoma laser surgery in Milan and Catania. This surgery called Trabeculoplasty, is meant to ease the acqueous humor discharge from the inside of the eye, lowering the eye pressure.
Historically, there was a surgery called Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty, also known as ALT. Today, it is overrated: the most innovative surgery is the Selective Laser Trebaculoplasty or SLT, that is less invasive, more effective and has less risks. Surgery in case of glaucoma is suggested when medication therapy or laser treatment prove to be non effective, eye pressure remains high and there is a progressive damage for the optic nerve.
In these cases, it is suggested a surgical therapy that can be minimally invasive in its initial phase, like the TRABECTOME or with the modern miniaturized stents for glaucoma surgery (Ex-PRESS, Glaukosetc).
Dr. Badalà has been the first in Italy to ever perform glaucoma surgery with Trabectome in 2007. Mini stent in glaucoma surgery have the advantage of having less complications if compared to major glaucoma surgery. Anyway, they can be less effective than the standard glaucoma surgery that is the Trabeculectomy (see illustration).
If Trabeculactomy fails too, the next step in glaucoma surgery consists in surgery with draining implants like the Ahmed valve or the Molteno shunt, or also the Baerveldt implant (this consists in the implant of a small tube for drainage, keeping the ocular pressure at acceptable levels).
Tiziana Giannini, CatanzaroVotazione: Eccellente
Problem: GlaucomaSolution: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, SLT LaserI am 54 years old, for the past 20 years I have used eye drops to treat glaucoma. Three months ago, I underwent a new type of laser treatment called SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty), despite always being afraid of ... Keep on reading this reviewany sort of eye treatment.
I have not felt any discomfort during or after the SLT laser, I did it in both eyes together and it lasted about 5 minutes. When the Laser was over I felt much better, as I was a little scared before.
Prior to the SLT laser my eye pressure was 24/23 with different eye drops, now, two months later, is 16/15 without my previous eye drops which created a lot of discomfort.
I am very happy with the outcome.
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