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Grazia Brancè, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cataract, Cornea guttataSolution: Cataract surgeryI had cataract and was told that cataract surgery was going to be more complex because I also had cornea ... 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
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
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 degeneration, MaculopathySolution: 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
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
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
Keratoconus is a progressive, non-inflammatory corneal disease, that can lead to severe vision damages through an irregular astigmatism development and a progressive enlargement and thinning of the cornea, that goes from spherical to conical.
In the past, it was common practice to classify keratoconus in phases from I to IV; the term “fruste keratoconus” represented an initial keratoconus form that was possible to spot only with a corneal topography: a normal ophthalmologic visit wasn’t enough.
Today, there are big news in keratoconus treatment. Minimally invasive keratoconus surgery, keratoconus cross linking, lamellar corneal transplant for keratoconus, laser and keratoconus, keratoconus contact lenses: an experienced ophthalmologist will advise you on the best procedure for you particular case. Dr. Badalà uses all the most modern techniques for keratoconus treatment in Milan and Catania.
Everytime there is astigmatism that changes over time, it is mandatory to hypothesise the presense of keratoconus. Keratoconus diagnosis is made thanks to keratometry, topography, tomography and tachymetry. There are different keratoconus phases (I, II, III, IV). Corneal deformation is monitored with a special exam called “corneal topography”, essential to keep an eye on the disease progression and being able to create a customized contact lens.
The instrument project a series of bright rings and elaborates the image reflected by the cornea, outputting a printed chart with different colors in order to identify all the analyzed curvatures. Keratoconus symptoms usually consists in a variable vision quality paired with an irregular astigmatism.
Diagnosis can be confirmed with a corneal topography and a corneal pachymetry or with a corneal tomography performed with a tool like the pentacam, pretty useful in case of keratoconus.
It is best to do a few checkups if: – you have relatives that have keratoconus. – If wearing glasses you can’t reach twenty-twenty vision, even if your eyes are perfectly healthy. – If you know to have astigmatism and you start to see not that well with your usual pair of glasses: that could be the conus changing shape.
Everytime there is a form of astigmatism that is changing over time, is it mandatory to at least think about the possibility of keratoconus. Keratoconus is classified in phases from I to IV; there is also a premature form called fruste keratoconus, that only corneal topography can spot.
Dr. Badalà, ophthalmologist in Milan and Catania, often organizes keratoconus screening campaigns, in order to facilitate early diagnosis.
It appears most frequently in women; the causes seems to be related to the frailty of the collagen that forms the associated cornea. In some cases it can be due to repeated traumas.
It appear during teenage years and increases until it stabilizes in adulthood.
Keratoconus is usually bilateral and once diagnosed in an eye, it is possible to ward off the worsening of the other eye by avoiding rubbing it and correcting wrong habits that can lead to repeated micro traumas, and lastly with corneal cross linking.
To slow down keratoconus progression, it is important to avoid rubbing the eyes and if it is in its initial phase, to consider cross linking. Cross linking treatment makes the cornea stronger: in this way it becomes more difficult for it to change shape. It can be performed only for specific cases.
Alessandro Bianchetti, Bergamo (Rogno)Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantI have suffered from keratoconus in both eyes since 1996. In December 2014, after have used semi-rigid contact lenses for years, I underwent a corneal transplant with DALK (lamellar) tecnique, performed by Dr. Badalà in... Keep on reading this review a little more than two hours.
The next day, I didn’t have to wear the blindfold and, despite a slight discomfort due to the light, I already noticed an improvement in my eyesight during vision test with eye chart. Everything went well and in the morning I left the hospital without any bandage.
At first I was very scared because I had thousands of questions in my mind: Will I fell pain? Is it worth it? When will I recover my eyesight? How long will be the convalescence?
I didn’t fell any pain (just a little discomfort during the first week). The stitches (about 16) didn’t give me any problem, as if they were not there.
The only problem is remember to put the different eye drops. Now I see 10/10 with soft lenses and, with a light heart, I will undergo surgery in the other eye in March 2016.
It is absolutely worth it!
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