Giuseppe Giannaccare

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BACKGROUND Epitheliotrophic growth factors (GF) can be supplied topically to patients with severe keratopathy through a variety of blood-derived products. We compared GF content in adult peripheral blood serum (PB-S) and cord blood serum (CB-S) as potential sources of GF. To limit inter-individual variability the assessment was performed in maternal-child(More)
Dry eye (DE) is a multifactorial disorder of the ocular surface unit that results in eye discomfort, visual disturbance and ocular surface damage. It is one of the most common complaints in daily ophthalmic practice. The risk of DE increases with age in both sexes, while its incidence is higher among females. In addition, the condition of menopause in aging(More)
BACKGROUND Cord blood serum (CBS)-based eye drops are successfully used in corneal epithelial wound healing and are prepared to supply a known amount of epidermal growth factor (EGF). Product standardisation includes expensive EGF dosage in all cord blood (CB) units. The influence of donor obstetric and haematological characteristics on EGF content was(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate Artelac Rebalance® eyedrops' efficacy in symptoms reduction, ocular surface parameters recovery, and tolerability in the treatment of mild to moderate dry eye. METHODS Fifteen patients were enrolled. Inclusion criteria were Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) score >16, tear film break-up time (TFBUT) <10 seconds, Schirmer test I >10(More)
PURPOSE To measure the corneal temperature in patients with dry eye (DE) and to correlate the values with subjective discomfort symptoms. METHODS Twenty-four patients with DE (scored as DEWS severity grade 2 to 3) and 15 age-matched normal control subjects were enrolled. Subjective symptoms of discomfort were scored with an Ocular Surface Disease Index(More)
To assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound coagulation of the ciliary body in refractory glaucoma. This prospective multicenter interventional study was conducted in two Italian university-affiliated glaucoma centers: St. Orsola-Malpighi Teaching Hospital (Bologna, Italy) and University Eye Clinic of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). The main inclusion criterion(More)
PURPOSE Many open source software packages have been recently developed to expand the usability of eye tracking systems to study oculomotor behavior, but none of these is specifically designed to encompass all the main functions required for creating eye tracking tests and for providing the automatic analysis of saccadic eye movements. The aim of this study(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical and pharmacological findings of a patient with iatrogenic Horner syndrome (HS) which occurred after thyroid surgery. CASE REPORT A 29-year-old man was referred to our emergency ward due to anisocoria and unilateral eyelid ptosis reported by the patient immediately after a recent thyroidectomy for a papillary carcinoma.(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute acquired distance esotropia (AADE) is a poorly understood moderate-angle strabismus, affecting young adult myopes and determining bothersome diplopia. Symptoms can be intermittent in the early stages, becoming constant in long-lasting disease. Symptomatic therapy includes prism correction, while surgery is the only curative treatment.(More)
Objective: The origin of acute comitant esotropia, associated with sudden diplopia at distance fixation and binocular single vision for near is unclear. The recent hypothesis that considers divergence paralysis esotropia (DPE) as a mechanical (and not neurological) disease, also called "sagging eye syndrome" (SES) allows a modification of the surgical(More)