Nicola Cardascia

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PURPOSE To determine whether triamcinolone acetonide (TAAC) staining facilitates posterior hyaloid and epiretinal membrane (ERM) removal in patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). METHODS Ten consecutive pseudophakic patients (10 eyes) underwent PPV for RRD(More)
AIM To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the optical versus ultrasonic measurement of anterior chamber depth (ACD) in a group of patients affected by high myopia or hyperopia, before phakic IOL implant. METHODS 18 consecutive patients (34 eyes) were enrolled in this study, and asked to undergo phakic IOL implant to correct high myopia or hyperopia.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of low-fluence compared with standard-fluence rate photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, investigator-masked, nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Forty-two eyes (42 patients) with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy were enrolled; 19 eyes(More)
Editor, C oenzyme Q (ubiquinone, CoQ10) is an essential electron carrier in the mitochondrial respiratory chain. It is located mainly in the inner mitochondrial membrane, but is also present in serum lipoproteins, endomembranes and the plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells (Turunen et al. 2004). CoQ10 is also a redox component of electron transport chains in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of phacoemulsification, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and a single intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in patients with coexisting visually significant cataract and subfoveal neovascularization due to age-related macular degeneration. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.(More)
PURPOSE The authors studied the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide in a case series of patients with diffuse diabetic macular edema without evidence of vitreous-macular traction refractory to laser photocoagulation. METHODS Six eyes with clinically diffuse diabetic macular edema that failed to respond to at least two previous sessions of(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of multiple injections of intravitreal bevacizumab for treatment-naïve subfoveal occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Twelve eyes of 12 patients (mean age 76 +/- 6 years) with mean best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/100 and occult subfoveal CNV(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the increasing realization of the importance of optic nerve head perfusion in the pathogenesis of glaucoma, the influence of new antiglaucomatous drugs on ocular hemodynamic properties should be investigated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effects of 2 prostaglandin analogues, travoprost eye drops and latanoprost(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of low-fluence-rate photodynamic therapy (LFPDT) to treat choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to pathological myopia (PM). Twenty-five eyes with CNV in PM underwent LFPDT, with a standard dose of verteporfin and timing but adopting fluence and irradiance rates reduced to 25 mJ/cm2 and 300 mW/cm2, respectively.(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess adjuvant treatment with topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (0.9 % bromfenac, 0.1 % nepafenac, 0.5 % indomethacin, or 0.1 % diclofenac) in addition to topical steroidal treatment with 0.1 % dexamethasone and 0.3 % netilmicin for prevention of cystoid macular edema (CME) after uneventful small incision(More)