Carlo Sborgia

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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 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 evaluate results of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin for subfoveal neovascular age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) and pigment epithelial detachment (PED). DESIGN Interventional case series. METHODS Thirteen eyes (11 stage 2 and 2 stage 3 RAP) underwent PDT. Best-corrected visual(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of multiple injections of intravitreal bevacizumab for treatment-naïve subfoveal occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Twelve eyes of 12 patients (mean age 76 +/- 6 years) with mean best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/100 and occult subfoveal CNV(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)
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). In this non-comparative, consecutive, interventional, case(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)
PURPOSE The authors studied the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide in a case series of patients with diffuse diabetic macular edema without evidence of vitreous-macular traction refractory to laser photocoagulation. METHODS Six eyes with clinically diffuse diabetic macular edema that failed to respond to at least two previous sessions of(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)
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)