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Maria Sozzi, CataniaVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Cataract, High MyopiaSolution: Cataract surgeryHigh myopia (17 diopters in both eyes) with cataract represented for me a considerable handicap: blepharitis and dry eye do ... Read
Christian Altadonna, PalermoVotazione: EccellenteProblem: Myopia, Maculopatia miopicaSolution: Intravitreal injectionI am almost 19 and last year Dr. Badalà diagnosed me with a macular degeneration due to strong myopia. I ... 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
Gianna Lo Castro, Siracusa (Lentini)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: Cornea guttata, Fuchs Endothelial Distrophy, Corneal edema, Bullous KeratopathySolution: DMEK Corneal Endothelium TransplantA few years ago I discovered I had a quite rare disease called “Fuchs’ dystrophy,” which affects the cornea. I ... Read
Salvatore Colosi, Messina (Pace del Mela)Votazione: EccellenteProblem: KeratoconusSolution: Cross linkingI have a disease called keratoconus. I underwent Cross linking in both eyes over a year ago, and it was ... 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
Presbyopia is a condition for which the eye cannot focus near objects after the patient is 40 years old
It is a vision defect that depends of the lens loosing its accomodation power. The lens can in fact change its shape to better focus objects located at different distances. As people age, the lens starts loosing this ability and people suffering from presbyopia have difficulties when trying to focus on near objects.
A lens with progressive geometry of multifocal can guarantee a good vision quality at all distances. The different segments for correction blend one into the other, offering a comfortable passage from far to near objects.
Different from bifocal (or trifocal) lenses, progressive lenses don’t have the characteristic border destined to near sight; anyway they can cause problems in terms of adaptations during the first period of time. It may also happen the patients cannot tolerate them.
Presbyopia is an ever evolving process. Around 65 years of age, people reach the final phase. Routine screening can be performed by your ophthtalmologist. In any case, everyone should be regularly checked by the ophthalmologist to spot problems early on.
It is possible to cure presbyopia for good using: excimer laser, femtosecond laser, intraocular lenses and intraocular contact lenses. The latest news is the High Tech intraocular lens that can be customized with laser. This presbyopia surgery has been performed in Milan for the first time by Dr. Badalà in 2010. He’s the author of a chapter of the book Mastering Refractive IOL’s, related to this subject.
Correcting presbyopia with laser consists in changing the corneal curvature with the excimer laser that vaporizes corneal tissue, changing corneal shape and power. Presbyopia laser surgery is about creating a multifocal that makes it possible to see well both near and far objects; this is performed with several surgical techniques.
Main techniques are LASIK and PRK. Today there are several variations of these two techniques, for example: LASEK and Epi-LASIK, that come from the original PRK technique, while Femto LASIK o iLASIK is the more modern version of LASIK, where a laser does what was usually performed with a microkeratome.
Laser surgery can be performed with several techniques. Dr. Badalà perform myopia laser surgery in Milan and Catania with latest generation excimer lasers such as:
It is very important to rely on a modern laser to cure the eyes. The same attention should be put in choosing among the different laser tools, because everyone has its own strong points.
This is an innovative method to cure presbyopia through the implant of a lens inside the cornea.
This lens called AcuFocus, correct presbyopia because it focuses on images of near objects on the retina. Usually, only one eye is treated: this is why the whole surgery costs is less than standard presbyopia surgery where both eyes are treated.
Isabella Rossi, Colle Brianza (LC)
Problem: Astigmatism, Cataract, PresbyopiaSolution: Cataract surgery with Toric Multifocal IOL
Tired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct myopia and astigmatism. What a great choice!
Laser treatment was perfectly successful, fast and... Keep on reading this review painless. It was carried out in a surgical center with high standard equipment.
Dr. Badalà and his team had been very warm and welcoming, before and after the surgery. As fast as two days after surgery I went back to my everyday life with the only inconvenience of placing many eye drops many times a day for a few weeks.
Surgery was over two years ago and since then I’m enjoying great vision and freedom from glasses.
Thanks to Doctor Badalà for his competence and professionalism.
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