Ophthalmology

The Centro Medico Italiano is a centre of excellence for ophthalmology services.

The Ophthalmology Division of the Centro Medico Italiano uses latest generation tools and equipment with very high technology levels. The division focuses on diagnosis, treatment and operations for all eye illnesses, from the commonest ones to the rarer and more complex, working in a context of protection of the patient’s general well-being.

The Health Directorate is assigned to Dr Marco Alberti, Ophthalmology specialist.

The CMI is the keratoconus reference centre in Italy for the Cisis-Myoring technique

The CMI is the reference centre in Italy for patients who are candidates for Oraya therapy.

Diagnostics Service

  • Digital retinal angiography with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technique, a non-invasive procedure without the use of contrast medium which assesses the vascularisation and degree of perfusion of arteriovenous vessels of the retina
  • Optical coherence biometrics
  • Count of the endothelial cells
  • OPD SCAN III: refractometry and corneal analysis (computerised anterior corneal topography, aberrometry and pupillometry)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography, Triton (SWEPT SOURCE OCT) for OCT investigations, evaluation of the macula and optical nerve, examination of the nerve fibres of the optical nerve, examination of the retinal layers and choroid. Early diagnosis of glaucoma. OCT of the anterior segment up to 16 mm, colour photos and IR of the fundus + auto-fluorescence
  • Pentacam corneal topometry for analysis of the front and back of the cornea, analysis of corneal thicknesses, early diagnosis of keratoconus, measurement of lens density, measurement of the corneal iris angle
  • Auto-refractometry
  • Computerised visual field and Fundus Automated Perimetry
  • Ultra-sound
  • PEV and ERG electrophysiological examinations
  • Examination in children and newborn babies
  • Tonometry: Goldmann, Tonopen, Ocular Response Analyse and Corvis
  • Analysis of the anterior segment
  • Analysis of the posterior centre and retinal periphery with pupil dilatation
  • Paediatric ophthalmology with orthoptic examination
  • CAT scan of tear ducts with instilled contrast medium (not injected)
  • Evaluation of illnesses and alterations of the tear ducts and associated parts (eyelids)
  • Evaluation of the visual function in the partially-sighted patient

Treatments

  • YAG laser: capsulotomy of secondary cataract and iridotomy for glaucoma
  • IR MICROPULSED LASER for transcleral cyclo coagulation in glaucoma
    Laser removal of cutaneous and vascular neo-formations of the face and periocular area
  • Laser photocoagulation for retinal lesions and diabetic retinopathy
  • Erbium laser for calaziosis, neo-formations and skin and eyelid alterations
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for glaucoma
  • Evaluation and orthoptic exercises for children and adults
  • Vision Trainer stimulation on VEP with bio-feedback
  • Rehabilitation of the partially-sighted patient
  • Disposable or personalised contact lenses, also for astigmatic patients
  • Gas permeable lenses
  • Nocturnal orthokeratology
  • Training in fitting and management of contact lenses
  • Aesthetic prostheses for missing eyes and shells for sub-atrophic eyes
  • External aesthetic prostheses in cryolite of “Augenprothetik LAUSCHA” – http://www.augenprothetik-lauscha.de
  • Homotoxicology in eye disease according to Reckweg

Surgery

The doctors working in the Centro Medico Italiano carry out the following types of surgery, using specific structures where necessary:
  • Excimer laser – Lasik, Epilasik and PRK-PTK
  • Femtolaser – Smile and E-Lasik
  • Phakic lens implants
  • Keratotomies for astigmatism
  • Implant of the Myoring intrastromal corneal ring – CISIS keratoconus reference centre
  • Cross linking: superficial epi-of and intrastromal epi-on (with intrastromal pocket)
  • Lamellar and perforating keratoplasty
  • Implant of accommodative, spherical, aspherical, multifocal and toric lenses
  • Contemporary correction of astigmatism
  • Tension ring implantation of the capsular bag
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Filtering surgery with or without drainage implants (I-Stent, XEN and EX-Press)
  • ANTI VEGF intravitreal injections and intravitreal injections with slow release steroids
  • Retinal detachment surgery (scleral buckle and sealing)
  • Vitrectomy
  • Preventive macular sealing in high degree myopia
  • Ptosis (eyelid)
  • Chalazion
  • Gold and platinum weight implants in paralytic lagophthalmos
  • Removal of neo-formations
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Meibomian gland probing with the Maskin technique
  • Brushing of the eyelid margin for blepharitis and eradication of the demodex pilorum
  • Brown suspension with Happy Lift barbed suture and skin revitalizing effect for blofarocalasis and blefaroptosis correction
  • Survey and washing of the tear ducts (intracanalicular and superficial plugs of the tear ducts)
  • Simple dacryocystorhinointubation with Masterka (access from the lachrymal punctum only)
  • Mixed technique dacryocystorhinointubation in co-operation with the ENT surgeon without external skin incisions with endoscopic nasal access
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (restoration of the flow of tears to the nose when the tear duct is not working)
  • Artificial iris implantation
  • Implantation of intraocular lenses with multiple scleral fixation
  • Implantation of telescopic intraocular lenses for the partially-sighted
  • Squints