DALK anterior lamellar corneal transplant: Testimonianze

Francesca Cassa, Brescia (Montichiari)

Votazione: Eccellente
Many years ago, herpes virus left  me with a corneal scar. Over time, I alternated periods of "quiet" to relapses of various seriousness (included a corneal ulcer).

My eyesight has gradually worsened to about 1/10.
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Most of the eye doctors I have consulted advised me against perforating corneal transplantation.

Then, I read on the internet about lamellar transplant technique. The first consultation (4 years ago at another medical center) left me with some concerns. Following the deterioration and difficulty in performing some simple tasks with one eye (e.g. drive), I tried again.

After having found the name of Dr. Badalà, I booked a visit. After preliminary tests I described the situation, he reassured me (I am a quite anxious person!). He proposed me the surgery, explaining the advantages, risks and prospects and I decided to undergo surgery, which was performed under general anesthesia.

The operation was successful, without any pain or postoperative problems (related to anesthesia).

After a few hours I already got up, the same day they removed my blindfold and I had already gained 1/10, how exciting!

The next day I was discharged, and I returned home by train.

I recovered my daily life immediately, with a few days of rest and appropriate care.

Now (six months after surgery) I am rigorously following therapy ,but I have no specific difficulties and obstacles (only some discomfort related to the sun and summer heat).

The eye is slowly improving, even someone asks me what has happened since the color is back like the other (before the opacity was so obvious that the two eyes seemed different color!) and at each check-up visual acuity earns some points (after six months I see 7/10 versus 1/10 in advance).

I thank Dr. Badalà for guiding me to this decision with the serenity which me and my family needed, and how he continues to guide me in the post-transplant course.

Alessandro Bianchetti, Bergamo (Rogno)

Votazione: Eccellente
I have suffered from keratoconus in both eyes since 1996. In December 2014, after have used semi-rigid contact lenses for years, I underwent a corneal transplant with DALK (lamellar) tecnique, performed by Dr. Badalà in... Continua a leggere la testimonianza a little more than two hours.

The next day, I didn’t have to wear the blindfold and, despite a slight discomfort due to the light, I already noticed an improvement in my eyesight during vision test with eye chart. Everything went well and in the morning I left the hospital without any bandage.

At first I was very scared because I had thousands of questions in my mind: Will I fell pain? Is it worth it? When will I recover my eyesight? How long will be the convalescence?

I didn’t fell any pain (just a little discomfort during the first week). The stitches (about 16) didn’t give me any problem, as if they were not there.

The only problem is remember to put the different eye drops. Now I see 10/10 with soft lenses and, with a light heart, I will undergo surgery in the other eye in March 2016.

It is absolutely worth it!

Leonardo Castiglione, Trapani

Votazione: Eccellente
I turned to Dr. Badala because I saw blurry and split images and he diagnosed me with keratoconus.

A few months later I underwent corneal transplant and after surgery didn’t have to wear a bandage, nor I felt partic... Continua a leggere la testimonianzaular pain or discomfort.

The view has immediately improved and I started some activities like watching television or using the computer. After a month I was able to play sports.

I suggest this surgery because I solved the problem and I was fine; both in Catania and in Milan I found experienced, helpful and kind people.

Alessio Zagarella, Messina

Votazione: Eccellente
I suggest to whom has my same problem to undergo the transplant because it changes your life, with some sacrifice and willpower.

You don’t feel any pain during or after surgery but just a little discomfort for a few... Continua a leggere la testimonianza weeks.

With the passing of time, my situation has improved even more by removing the stitch; even in this case you don’t feel any pain, because it is an operation of a few seconds.

Two years after surgery I feel another person.

Rachid El Khattab, Milan

Votazione: Eccellente
I have suffered from keratoconus for several years and I recently underwent a corneal transplant in both eyes: one in July, 2014 and the other in March, 2015.

Before surgery I had -12 of astigmatism with -5 of myopia ... Continua a leggere la testimonianzaand I saw nothing.

Thanks to Dr. Badalà, two months after my transplant I went back to a normal life, driving my car, using computer and started working easily again .