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PURPOSE To compare visual, refractive, topographic, and corneal higher-order aberration outcome at the 2-year follow-up after customized photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) followed by cross-linking (CXL) as a single procedure versus CXL alone in eyes with progressive keratoconus. DESIGN Prospective, interventional, nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To study the efficacy of a single 0.7 mg dexamethasone intravitreal implant in vitrectomized eyes with refractory macular edema secondary to combined cataract extraction and macular pucker removal. METHODS In 8 eyes of 8 consecutive patients with refractory macular edema secondary to combined cataract extraction and 25-gauge vitrectomy with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of visual evoked potentials (VEPs), frequency-doubling perimetry (FDP), standard achromatic perimetry (SAP), contrast sensitivity (CS) test, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), isolated or in combination, in detecting subclinical impairment of visual function in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS Twenty-two eyes of 11(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate safety and efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (TAAC) injections in the treatment of refractory pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (CME). METHODS Seven eyes of six patients (age range: 50-74) with pseudophakic CME resistant to standard treatment received intravitreal injections of 4 mg of TAAC with all vehicle. Mean(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of photodynamic therapy (PDT), using verteporfin, for subfoveal neovascular age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) with pigment epithelial detachment (PED) and/or choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHODS In this non-comparative, consecutive,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the efficacy, predictability, stability, and safety of a software program (Corneal Interactive Programmed Topographic Ablation (CIPTA) LIGI, Taranto, Italy) which, by transferring programmed ablation from the corneal topography to a flying-spot excimer laser, provides customized laser ablation. DESIGN Noncomparative(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the efficacy, predictability, stability, and safety of a software program (Corneal Interactive Programmed Topographic Ablation [CIPTA], LIGI, Taranto, Italy), which, by transferring programmed ablation from the corneal topograph to a flying-spot excimer laser, provides customized laser ablation for correction of(More)
BACKGROUND Glaucoma is currently attributed to two different possible pathogenetic mechanisms: mechanical (the ocular damage is induced by physical injury), and vascular (the ocular damage is sustained by ischemia of the optic nerve head). AIM We considered the possibility that several anti-glaucoma drugs (beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether triamcinolone acetonide (TAAC) staining facilitates posterior hyaloid and epiretinal membrane (ERM) removal in patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). METHODS Ten consecutive pseudophakic patients (10 eyes) underwent PPV for RRD(More)
PURPOSE To compare corneal thickness measurements with the Orbscan instrument (Orbtek, Inc.) and an ultrasonic pachymeter (Alcon Surgical) in corneas with haze. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. METHODS Six eyes of 6 patients having phototherapeutic keratectomy for treatment of grade 2+ haze were(More)