Filippo Simona

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Twelve consecutive patients (17 eyes) with tilted disc syndrome underwent quantified visual field examination with the G1 Octopus program (Interzeag AG, Schlieren, Switzerland). Visual fields were abnormal in all cases. Although field loss was more pronounced in the superotemporal quadrant (P less than .001), it also involved the other three quadrants, thus(More)
57 eyes with a pterygium, including 12 eyes (22%) from which a pterygium had previously been removed by a simple excision, underwent a corneoscleral lamellar excision of pterygium followed by a corneal lamellar keratoplasty. During a mean follow-up of 37 months, we observed a recurrence in 2 eyes (3.5%). The corneal astigmatism measured with a Javal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) in treating the Schnyder cristalline corneal dystrophy. METHODS We examined the members of three generations of a family affected by Schnyder crystalline dystrophy. Two patients with disabling visual acuity were treated with PTK. RESULTS The best corrected visual acuity(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the effect on intraocular pressure of peribulbar and retrobulbar anaesthesia before standard cataract surgery and to study the efficacy of ocular compression. METHODS In study group 1,29 eyes of 29 patients undergoing cataract surgery each received peribulbar injections consisting of 9 ml of anaesthetic from an inferotemporal site(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Prospective pilot-study in the canton of Ticino to evaluate the prevention of recurrence of pterygium after excision and mitomycin drops. METHODS Mitomycin 0.02% drops have been used from 6 to 10 days after 24 cases of corneoscleral excision of the pterygium. RESULTS After a mean observation time of 13 months, we did not see any(More)
Although central serous retinopathy is considered a "benign" condition, it is associated in healed forms with frequent and troublesome impairment of visual function. The abnormalities are even more severe after diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy. Since Snellen visual acuity testing is a relatively imprecise index of visual function, it does not enable(More)
Conflicting observations have been reported about the effects of topically administered timolol maleate on serum lipoproteins. We therefore considered this issue in a series of eight glaucoma patients receiving timolol maleate. Cholesterol and triglycerides were measured in plasma and in low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and high-density lipoproteins (HDL),(More)
The so called "benign" central serous retinopathy is associated in healed forms with frequent and troublesome visual function impairment. The abnormalities are still more severe after diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy. Snellen visual testing is relatively imprecise index of visual function, so it does not permit to appreciate the subtle visual(More)
14 eyes with a pterygium, including one eye from which a pterygium had previously been removed by a simple excision, underwent a conjunctival autograft. During an average follow-up of 13 months, we observed a recurrence in 5 eyes (35%). The visual acuity stayed unchanged in 10 eyes, worsened in 1 eye and improved in 3 eyes. The corneal astigmatism measured(More)
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