Mirella Blini

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PURPOSE To explore the prevalence of normal tension glaucoma (NTG) among patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and to examine OSAS as a risk factor of NTG. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-one consecutive white patients with OSAS were compared with 40 healthy subjects. All the study subjects underwent blood gas analysis, polysomnography,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess clinicopathological characteristics and outcome in a series of primary ocular adnexal lymphomas (POALs). PATIENTS AND METHODS Nineteen patients with localised (stage IE) POAL were followed for a median of 96 months (24-156). The diagnosis was based on surgical biopsies followed by immunohistochemistry in 16(More)
PURPOSE To determine if treatment with prostaglandin (PG) analogues affects keratocyte density as an indirect measure of extracellular matrix in the corneal stroma. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this case control study, 129 eyes from 68 patients were examined: 52 eyes had only PG analogue therapy for at least 3 years, 37 eyes had only β-adrenergic blocker(More)
The aim of this observational, prospective, nonrandomized study was to assess long-term psychometric outcomes of surgical treatment of HIV-related facial lipoatrophy. Two hundred ninety-nine participants (70.8% male) consecutively attending the Metabolic Clinic of Modena and Reggio Emilia University from November 2005 to July 2006, undergoing surgical(More)
PURPOSE To record the impact of preservative-free Tafluprost on corneal status examined by in vivo confocal microscopy. METHODS A prospective cohort study on consecutive naïve or previously treated patients with a new prescription of preservative-free Tafluprost. All subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic examination [comprehensive of intraocular(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of preservative-free tafluprost in newly diagnosed patients and to confirm its efficacy in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS Naïve patients were submitted to an ophthalmic examination, including ocular surface status and quality of life evaluation. All examinations were performed at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering efficacy and safety of travoprost 0.004% in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, poorly controlled with or intolerance to beta-blockers. To record the short-term effect on diastolic ocular perfusion pressure (DOPP). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS One hundred and three patients(More)
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