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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
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
Antonio Parrino, MilanVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Hypermetropia, PresbyopiaSolution: PRKI underwent PRK for hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia in January 2014. About ten years ago I underwent PRK to correct ... Read
Serenella Sanna, Medio Campidano (Serrenti)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Cornea guttata, Fuchs Endothelial Distrophy, Corneal edemaSolution: DMEK Corneal Endothelium TransplantIn 2005, after a number of visits and exams, I was diagnosed with Cornea Guttata Corneal Dystrophy and, all doctors ... Read
Alessandro Bianchetti, Bergamo (Rogno)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: 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 ... 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
Loren Bido, Genoa (Casarza Ligure)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, HypermetropiaSolution: FemtoLASIKI underwent FemtoLASIK for astigmatism seven months ago. Laser treatment was fast and painless. My vision has improved immediately after ... 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
The latest news in corneal transplant for keratoconus is the anterior lamellar corneal transplant (DALK). This transplant consists in replacing the anterior portion of the corneal tissue (stroma). It is suggested in case of:
The anterior lamellar corneal transplant can be performed with different techniques.
The most innovative technique is the big bubble DALK, where corneal layers are separated: this process requires high skills and expertise. Other techniques use a microkeratome, a excimer or a femtoseconds laser. All these processes have the same goal, that is removing the stroma till the endothelium in order to create an interface where it is possible to suture the transplanted portion. The surface should be uniform to guarantee a better vision quality after surgery.
The advantage of the lamellar corneal transplant (DALK) is that it has a lower rejection rate if compared to traditional transplant; this is because the transplanted portion is smaller.
Corneal tissue coming from the donor is sutured with the same techniques used in the full-depth corneal transplant.
Another great advantage is that suture removal can be done before, assuring a faster vision recovering compared to traditional corneal transplant. This is crucial for patients with keratoconus where anterior lamellar corneal transplant is performed, because they are young and active.
Dr. Badalà performs anterior lamellar corneal transplant with the DALK technique to cure keratoconus in Milan and Catania and holds courses on this innovative transplant process during the most important international conventions.
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