Martina Angi

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Syndromic retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the result of several mutations expressed in rod photoreceptors, over 40 of which have so far been identified. Enormous efforts are being made to relate the advances in unraveling the patho-physiological mechanisms to therapeutic approaches in animal models, and eventually in clinical trials on humans. This review(More)
The human vitreous humour (VH) is a transparent, highly hydrated gel, which occupies the posterior segment of the eye between the lens and the retina. Physiological and pathological conditions of the retina are reflected in the protein composition of the VH, which can be sampled as part of routine surgical procedures. Historically, many studies have(More)
PURPOSE To compare the anatomical and functional outcomes of 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with Densiron-68 tamponade and 360° endolaser versus 20-gauge PPV with encircling scleral buckling (ESB) and an SF6 gas tamponade for the repair of primary pseudophakic retinal detachment with inferior retinal breaks. METHODS Prospective, randomized,(More)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis is the most common type of uveitis in childhood and one of the main causes of visual impairment in children. The introduction of biological treatment has widened the range of therapeutic options for children with uveitis refractory to standard nonbiologic immunosuppressants. Data from clinical trials suggest(More)
Cystoid macular oedema (CMO) is a major cause of reduced vision following intraocular surgery. Although the aetiology of CMO is not completely clarified, intraocular inflammation is known to play a major role in its development. The macula may develop cytotoxic oedema when the primary lesion and fluid accumulation occur in the parenchymatous cells(More)
PURPOSE To report in vivo the temperature variations occurring continuously inside the human eye during vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS Intraocular temperature was monitored during the entire surgical time in 14 eyes of 14 patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy. A custom made 23-gauge thermoprobe was inserted through a sclerotomy at 3.5 mm from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of standard silicone oil 5700 (SSO) and heavy silicone oil (HSO) such as Densiron(®) 68 on intraocular pressure (IOP). MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective case series including 180 eyes (105 treated with SSO and 75 with HSO). IOP was measured before surgery, 1 day after, and then at 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. (More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The mitotic count of uveal melanomas correlates with the risk of metastatic death, but with haematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections, it can be difficult to identify mitotic figures (MF) reliably. We investigated whether this measurement could be enhanced by immunohistochemistry, using the mitosis-specific marker Phospho-Histone H3(More)
PURPOSE To compare the anatomic and functional effects of three different approaches to nontractional diabetic macular edema. METHODS Retrospective comparative study. Sixty eyes of 60 patients diagnosed with cystoid diabetic macular edema and treated with 1.25 mg/mL intravitreal bevacizumab (Group A), laser photocoagulation (Group B), or vitrectomy with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery after choroidal tumor biopsy. DESIGN Retrospective, single-center, consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS A total of 739 consecutive patients undergoing choroidal tumor biopsy. METHODS All subjects who underwent transretinal or transscleral choroidal tumor biopsy for diagnostic or prognostic(More)