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Alessia Di Stefano, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: CataractSolution: Cataract surgeryOver a year ago, at 18 years of age, I was diagnosed with corticonuclear cataract and I underwent cataract surgery, ... Read
Enrico Nicotra, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Astigmatism, Cataract, MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery, Astigmatic keratotomyIt was a happy experience of my life, even if, through some difficulties! Excellent assistance during surgery and only minimal ... 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
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
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
Nicola Spena, CaltanissettaVotazione: OttimoProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: 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
Giovanna Cataudella, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Macular degenerationSolution: Intravitreal injectionBefore surgery my daily activities were very penalized because my visual acuity was very reduced; I had lost most of ... 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
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
Astigmatism happens when cornea– the transparent anterior portion of the eye surface – is curved in an irregular way.
Usually cornea follows a regular curve and refracts light coming inside the eye equally in every part.
In case of astigmatism, the anterior corneal surface appear to be more curved in one direction. In this case we speak of main sections or also of meridians. In this way cornea, p.e. in the main horizontal section, can have a curvature radius that is longer that in the main vertical section.
In case of astigmatism, cornea shape resembles more a rugby ball that a football ball. If light comes through such cornea, the part or the light that is refracted by the more curved corneal surface is focused before the other portion that goes through the less curved portion.
This looks complicated but in the end, it only means that there are two focal points for different parts of the cornea – one in an anterior part, the other in a posterior part. A single point in the space of an object is not seen as a single point on the retina. If we add myopia or hypermetropia to the mix, we’ll probably end up with a blurred ellipse on the retina.
The effect of astigmatism is similar to what you seen when looking to a curved mirror. The eye cannot gather all ray of light in a single point. Astigmatism symptoms may vary depending on how serious it is. Light degree astigmatism has no symptoms at all, or some like:
Medium to high degree astigmatism usually feature blurred vision when focusing on both near or far objects. In the menu you’ll find a test to verify if you have astigmatism.
Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregular cornea or lens curvature.
During the initial and intermediate phases of cataract, or after metabolic alterations (e.g. diabetes) astigmatism can appear after an alteration of the lens refraction index. Astigmatism can also be caused by cataract surgery performed with old fashioned techniques.
When astigmatism increases during adolescence, that could be a sign of a disease called keratoconus that often features myopia and astigmatism that quickly develop over time.
Today, it is possible to correct astigmatism using glasses, contact lenses, or thanks to the astigmatism laser surgery. It is possible to remove glasses and contact lenses, curing astigmatism for good, using:
The latest news is the intraocular High Tech lens, customizable with laser. This surgery to cure astigmatism has been performed in Milan for the first time by Dr. Badalà in 2010.
It may have happened to you to hear of several techniques to cure astigmatism for good in natural ways, without surgeries or glasses.
One of these techniques is called orthokeratology. It consists in wearing special contact lenses over night, removing them in the morning: vision should be improved.
What happens is that these contact lenses warp the cornea, flattening it during the night, so that the next day the patient sees better. The work like a corset that, if worn over night, makes you look thinner the next day.
There’s the risk of damaging the cornea with these iterated deformations. Another possibility that is often described consists in visual exercises: patient should focus on far objects in order to train the eye to see better. Unfortunately there is no evidence that this process achieves results. There is the risk though that the eye of the patient could become fatigued and experience burning sensations or migraines.
Giovanna Maria Maringo, Palermo (Corleone)
Problem: Astigmatism, MyopiaSolution: Astigmatic keratotomy, Refractive phacoemulsification
I underwent surgery for high myopia and astigmatism in both eyes on September, 19 and 20, 2013 and my quality of life has immediately improved.
Surgery began with a simple local anesthesia (eye drops). During surger... Keep on reading this reviewy, I didn’t feel any discomfort or pain and the procedure took about ten minutes. After surgery, I immediately started to see better and I went out from the operating room without any bandage.
The only inconvenience I mentioned, during the first days after surgery, was a slight and bearable burning and light sensitivity which disappeared in the following days.
After surgery I immediately went back to my everyday life, finally without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
I recommend this surgery with Dr. Federico Badalà and his professional, kind and passionate staff.
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