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EyeMax: A New Approach to Macular Degeneration

EyeMax is the new intraocular lens (IOL) for patients with macular degeneration. This lens, which is suitable for people suffering from dry or wet macular degeneration, enlarges images and project them to the entire peripheral macula, improving vision. People suffering from macular degeneration often have damaged the very central part […]

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Smoke and Vision: What are the Risks?

  Many studies have shown that cigarette smoking damages our health, but sight-threatening vision and eye problems caused by smoking are less well-known. Dr Federico Badalà, ophtalmologist in charge of the Ocular Microsurgery Center of Milan and Catania, has recently carried out a study which emphasizes the following risks for […]

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Diet and Vision: 6 Foods for Healthy Eyes

  1) Carrots Carrots are packed with beta carotene which is an antioxidant that helps lower the risks of cataracts and macular degeneration. 2) Peppers, Brussel Sprouts and Broccoli These three vegetables provide a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a crucial antioxidant, which has been shown to […]

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New anti-VEGF drug for maculopathy after retinal thrombosis

New anti-VEGF drug treatment for macular edema after retinal thrombosis. It is a review of the different treatments for maculopathy that come after the retina’s thrombosis. The new treatment modalities of exudative maculopaty, after the branch retinal vein occlusion, are compared one with the other. This article was commissioned by […]

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International @MicroChirurgia Oculare.com

It is on line the English version of MicroChirurgiaOculare.com. We offer the latest innovation for the treatment of ‪Cataract‬, ‪‎Maculopathy‬, ‪‎Corneal‬ disease ‬ and correction of refractive errors, such as ‪‎Myopia‬, ‪‎Astigmatism‬, ‪‎Presbyopia‬ and ‪‎Hypermetropia‬. Most of the technologies and surgical techniques that we use come from abroad, we want […]

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Post-op and complications for Maculopathy surgery

Post-op after Maculopathy surgery Post-op after Laser treatment for Maculopahy is pretty fast: patients fully recover during the first 24 hours. In order to notice improvements, it is necessary to wait for a longer time span that may vary from a few weeks to a few months (1-3). Intravitreal injections […]

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Maculopathy: Insurance approved Laser & treatments

Maculopathy surgery via private insurance Different kind of surgeries to treat maculopathy can be performed in convention with the most important insurance companies, supplementary funds and health funds. Some insurance companies consider a direct payment for health services, with no obligations for its patients; some others consider an indirect assistance. […]

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Intravitreal injections anti-VEGF drugs

The treatment of exudative maculopathy has completely changed following the introduction of new anti-VEGF drugs. New anti-VEGF drugs are active substance used for treating exudative maculopathy with great success. These medications can stop the disease’s development and, in some cases, even improve vision. They are injected inside the eye so that they […]

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Laser Photocoagulation

Maculopathy laser treatment is used to cure exudative maculopathy. Minimally invasive maculopathy surgery. Laser therapy uses a concentrated ray of light to destroy neoformed vessels typical of exudative maculopathy, from which liquid comes out. This treatment is performed as outpatient, using eye drops as anaesthetic. If neovessels are clearly visible […]

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Minimally Invasive Maculopathy surgery

Maculopathy surgery procedures Maculopathy laser treatment is used to cure exudative maculopathy. Minimally invasive maculopathy surgery. Laser therapy uses a concentrated ray of light to destroy neoformed vessels typical of exudative maculopathy, from which liquid comes out. This treatment is performed as outpatient, using eye drops as anaesthetic. If neovessels […]

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How to cure Maculopathy?

When to perform Maculopathy surgery Cure for maculopathy depends on its cause. The term maculopathy stands for series of diseases that share a degeneration of the macula, which is the central portion of the retina; we use it to focus on details. The exam for the bottom of the eye, […]

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Maculopathy: Causes and Symptoms

Maculopathy and its causes Maculopathy, or macular degeneration, is a disease related to the central part of the retina, called macula. Maculopathy is characterized by a progressive loss of central vision, usually bilateral, that greatly impairs vision functions. In any case, degenerative maculopathy never leads to complete blindness since lateral […]

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Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy for maculopathy is the first treatment for exudative maculopathy to be effective and safe. It is used for treating exudative maculopathy. A substance that makes the patient sensitive to light is injected intravenously: this accumulates selectively in the neovessels (verteporfin) and after that, a non thermal laser is […]

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Experimental Therapies

There is a huge research for maculopathy. Even stem cells have been tried for maculopathy, with no success yet. Researchers are studying INTEGRINE antagonists, and, through nanotechnologic platforms, cellular systems able to release intraocular medications (microimplants). Slow release medications are currently at study, in order to avoid repeating injections inside […]

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Medical therapy

For dry senile maculopathy, cure is based upon slowing down an additional retinal degeneration with specific precautions and nutritive helpers (scientific data suggest a diminished retinal deterioration). Use sunglasses able to cut wavelenghts that are less than 500nm, that is a part of the visible blue and all ultraviolet radiations […]

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Vision Rehabilitation

For both senile exudative maculopathy and dry maculopathy, when retinal degeneration is evolved, it is still possible to do something. Today, there are several helpers like video enlargers and prismatic glasses, that, by greatly enlarging images or deviating light rays to the healthy retina portion, can improve vision. There are […]

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Discover if you have Maculopathy

The AMSLER test has been created to spor MACULOPATHY. The typical symptom is METAMORPHOPSIA, that consists in seeing distorted lines. How to perform the Amsler test? 1. download and print the pdf without changing document size (A4) 2. Wear reading glasses in necessary 3. keep the grid at a 30-40 […]

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Cataract and Maculopathy

Maculopathy causes a decreased central vision, making it difficult to drive, read and face recognition. Maculopathy often affects old people and so it is frequently associated with cataract. When maculopathy and cataract are experienced together, it is best to cure maculopathy first, and then move onto cataract; this is because […]

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Maculopathy: reading again with iolAMD

July 2014 – London. Press conference about iolAMD, the new intraocular lens that allows patients with maculopathy to read again. Dr Badalà co-operates with London Eye Hospital for the development of this intraocular lens to cure cataract and maculopathy altogether. The intraocular lens showed today in London, enlarges the images […]

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Maculopathy: new theraphy macular hole with Ocriplasmina

A new drug based on Ocriplasmina has been approved in Europe for vitreous macular traction maculopathy’s cure and macular hole. Nowadays, to cure macular hole only one intravitreal injection is enough. In the past, the only solution was surgery: vitrectomy. The main studies published on New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated […]

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Maculopathy: hope from a new therapy

The latest medication for maculopathy’s cure is based on Aflibercept and is approved for use in Europe on 27 November 2012. The medicine is administered with intravitreal injection and has the advantage to stop VEGF-A and PIGF. The blockage of PIGF (placental growth factor) is an important innovation for the […]

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Maculopathy exams

Under Foveal choroidal neovascularization in a patient with a pre existent macular pseudohole It describes how maculopathy diagnosis is based upon in-depth exams like fluorangioraphy and OCT. These exams are fundamental to properly cure maculopathy. A case of pseudo macular hole with exudative maculopathy is reported.

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