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Sebastiana Finocchiaro, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyI had big problems due to cataract and high myopia (-20) with astigmatism (-2.0) in both eyes. So, a year ... Read
Chiara Rizza, MilanoVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, MyopiaSolution: PRKTired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct ... 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
Piero Banna, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cornea guttata, Fuchs Endothelial Distrophy, Fuchs Corneal DistophySolution: DMEK Corneal Endothelium TransplantI underwent DMEK (an endothelian cornel transplant) in my right eye over a year ago. The corneal transplant was performed ... Read
Leonardo Castiglione, TrapaniVotazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplantI turned to Dr. Badala because I saw blurry and split images and he diagnosed me with keratoconus. A few ... 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
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
Treating keratoconus with corneal transplant is an option when keratoconus is in an advanced phase.Traditional corneal transplant is today not that frequent, in favor of the more innovative DALK technique. Traditional corneal transplant consists in substituing the whole central cornea with a new cornea portion (about 8mm) coming from a donor. This portion is going to be sutured to the patient cornea with nylon, The donor cornea comes from an Eye Bank like the one in Mestre.
Vision recovery after surgery is a gradual process and usually takes up no more than 10-12 months. Suture is usually removed after 6-18 months. 10-15% of patients experience rejection that can usually be treated pharmacologically, without having the need to perform another transplant surgery.
During corneal transplant post-op it is important to schedule checkup appointments every 30-60 days for the first 12 months. Keratoconus has the highest success rate in all corneal transplants. Full-depth corneal transplant can have great results in terms of visual acuity, together with a total visual acuity recovery.
Rejection risk is always present during the whole patient’s lifespan: this is why it is of great importance to immediately check every strange event, even a seemingly harmless red eye.
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