Lorenzo Rapisarda

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PURPOSE To compare the quality of vision with aspheric and spherical intraocular lenses (IOLs) in pseudophakic patients. METHODS This prospective, comparative, randomized study included 250 eyes of 125 patients with bilateral cataracts. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either IOLs with a spherical biconvex optic (Acrysof SN6OAT [Alcon] or Sensar(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The prevalence of HCC significantly declines among patients achieving a sustained virological response (SVR) after antiviral therapy with pegylated(PEG)-interferon (IFN) and ribavirin. However, up to 5% of patients with SVR may(More)
Mechanisms which produce a mixing in the solar core, based on the original idea of the “solar spoon” (Dilke & Gough 1972), for explaining the neutrino problem have recently been ruled out by Bahcall & Kumar (1993). We therefore revisit the original work of Rosenbluth & Bahcall (1973) on the nonspherical thermal instabilities in the solar core, introducing(More)
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