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PURPOSE To determine differences in riboflavin concentration in the anterior, intermediate, and posterior stroma after 3 corneal cross-linking imbibition techniques (standard epithelial [epi]-off, epi-on, and iontophoresis-assisted administration) of 0.1% riboflavin. DESIGN Experimental laboratory investigation of human cadaver corneas not suitable for(More)
PURPOSE To compare functional and morphological outcomes of femtosecond laser clear corneal incision (CCI) versus manual CCI during cataract surgery. METHODS Sixty eyes of 60 patients who underwent CCI during cataract surgery were randomized into two groups: femtosecond laser CCI (30 eyes) and manual CCI (30 eyes). RESULTS There were no significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical findings, visual outcomes, and confocal microscopic corneal features of a surgical technique for manual deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) with intentional sparing of the most posterior stroma. DESIGN Noncomparative, prospective, 12-month interventional study. PARTICIPANTS Forty-six eyes of 45 patients who had corneal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of customized transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for the correction of iatrogenic ametropia after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) or deep lamellar keratoplasty. SETTING Eye Clinic, Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. METHODS This study comprised 9(More)
PURPOSE To document ciliary body constriction and movement with the Crystalens AT-45 intraocular lens (IOL) (eyeonics) using ultrasound biomicroscopy. SETTING Eye Clinic, Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. METHODS Patients with no preexisting ocular conditions other than cataract who agreed to return for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate selected functional and physical properties of 2 models of accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs) compared with those of a standard monofocal IOL. DESIGN Prospective randomized comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Subjects were divided into 3 groups. In group 1, 30 eyes (19 subjects) received 1CU IOL implantation; in group 2, 29 eyes (19(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate monocular functional outcomes after the implantation of the AcrySof ReSTOR SN6AD2 intraocular lens (IOL) (+2.5 diopters [D] near add) (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX) and the AcrySof ReSTOR SN6AD1 IOL (+3.0 D near add) (Alcon Laboratories, Inc.). METHODS This prospective, comparative, nonrandomized single-blind observational(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the visual outcome, spectacle independence, and patient satisfaction after implantation of two Acrysof ReSTOR (Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, TX) intraocular lenses (IOLs) with different addition power or their combination in both eyes. METHODS One hundred twenty eyes of 60 patients with bilateral multifocal IOL implantation(More)
We describe a case of fungal keratitis due to Beauveria bassiana in a farmer with Fuchs' dystrophy, treated with amphotericin B. Surgery with penetrating keratoplasty was necessary to resolve the lesions. Susceptibility testing and molecular sequencing permitted the identification and treatment of this rare aetiological agent of invasive fungal disease.
AIM To provide a new tool for the evaluation of altered ocular surfaces by using a combination of impression cytology, laser scanning confocal microscopy and advanced image analysis. METHODS The expression of keratin 3 (K3), keratin 12 (K12), keratin 19 (K19) and mucin 1 (MUC1) was analysed by immunofluorescence on both histological sections of nine(More)