The San Rossore Medical Center offers the following services:

  • Ophthalmology doctor’s office equipped with:
    • OCT retina Tomograph for the diagnosis of macular diseases
    • Angiograph for the diagnosis of retina diseases
    • Visual field test to study damages due to glaucoma or neurological problems
    • Corneal mapping topography
    • YAG and Argon lasers to treat retina pathologies and posterior capsule opacity after cataract surgery
  • Cutting-edge Laser Center to correct refractive problems and treat corneal pathologies and keratoconus
  • Pediatric ophthalmology

The Ophthalmology operating room is equipped with a high-speed Vitrectomo for minimally invasive surgery of the retina and a state-of-the-art phacoemulsifier for cataract removal through ultrasonic vibrations.

The team guided by Prof. Stanislao Rizzo can also perform retinal prosthesis implant on patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa.

Laser Center: an entire center dedicated to the care of your eyes

The Laser Center is the first in Italy to be equipped with all state-of-the-art technologies actually available in Ophthalmology. Cutting-edge instruments and devices allow doctors to treat all visual defects.


Refractive Surgery

  • EXCIMER LASER for the treatment of refractive problems. This innovative laser represents the most modern technology currently available on the medical market. Thanks to the hypermetrophic profile conceived by doctor Paolo Vinciguerra, the excimer laser is able to obtain maximized visual function at night, with no ‘halo effects’, which was a typical and fastidious consequence of old, traditional techniques of refractive correction.

  • FEMTOSECONDS LASER(click on the title to watch the video) to obtain super thin (90 micron) corneal flap, thus allowing for a Femto Lasik with maximum preservation of corneal tissue. This is the most up-to-date technique for the correction of all visual defects and it is the method of choice of NASA and military US corps for its safety and guaranteed results. The treatment consist in using the Femto Laser to obtain an extremely thin corneal flap that is then lifted up to correct the refractive problem in the deepest layers of the cornea with the excimer laser. Once the treatment is over, the flap is re-positioned in its original place, where it adheres naturally and perfectly for capillarity, as if it were a natural contact lens. This instrument also allows other corneal intervention such as corneal transplant, intrastromal corneal ring implants and the creation of intrastromal micro capsular bag for micro lenses able to correct presbyopia.

  • FEMTO LASIK ZEISS VISUMAX(click on the title to watch the video) to perform the innovative surgical intervention Smile, to correct myopia and astigmatism with a micro-incision through which a corneal lenticule is extracted. This method of intervention that allows the correction of the refractive error without weakening the cornea and without having to affect nerves, is particularly indicated for athletes, severe myopia and for patient suffering from dry eye syndrome.

Treatment of corneal pathologies and Keratoconus

  • CROSSLINKING-ACCELERATOR: it allows to treat the Keratoconus and strengthen the cornea during a Femto Lasik treatment, if necessary (for example in case of thin cornea).

Cataract treatment

  • FEMTO CATARACT(click on the title to watch the video): treatment of cataract to be carried out in an operating theater. The Femto Cataract system allows to remove the crystalline lens with no need for incisions, thus guaranteeing maximum precision and patient safety. It also spares the cornea any ultrasonic stress, as it usually happened in the traditional method of intervention. Following this intervention is then possible to insert multifocal lenses later, in order to correct refractive errors (myopia as well as presbyopia) in complete safety.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

    • Approximately 80% of preschool children have never seen an ophtalmologist, although it is well known that amblyopia (or “lazy eye”) constitutes the major cause of sight decrease in the first four decades of life, and that a total or partial recovery is possibile only with a suitable and prompt rehabilitation treatment. The eye doctor has to perform the visit with techniques which vary according to the child’s age.

The eye doctor has to perform the visit with techniques which vary according to the child’s age.

Services Available for Paediatric Ophtalmology

    1. Inspection of orbital region
    2. Examination of Dioptric eyes’ structure
    3. Examination of reflexes
    4. Assessment of visual function and possible measurement of visual acuity
    5. Examination of the alignment of the visual structures of the eye and extra-ocular motility
    6. Refractive error examination
    7. Ocular fundus examination
    8. Ocular ultrasound
    9. Ultrasound of lacrimal
    10. Autorefractometry
    11. Transpalpebral tonometry (child/congenital glaucoma screening)

Child’S Sight

    • From a practical point of view, it is very useful for a child to be checked in his/her first months of life in order to exclude the presence of defects which can impede a normal development, always taking into account the physiological immaturity due to age. In the event that no signs of disease are found, it is recommended a second check at the 3rd year of age and a further one at the 5th, in order to prevent possible amblyopia due to causes not yet visible at neonatal examination. To examine the child, a proper strategy is needed in planning the various stages of the visit, postponing the diagnostic tests which risk to spoil the relationship with the little patient (such as the ones requiring the application of eye drops) and the ones which prove to be just secondary or accessory. It is thus unnecessary to highlight that the order of the examinations will be furtherly adjusted to the single cases.

Steps of the Visit

  1. Familiar, maternal and personal medical history
  2. Inspection of facial and orbital region
  3. Examination of Dioptric eyes’ structures
  4. Examination of reflexes
  5. Assessment of visual function and possible measurement of visual acuity
  6. Evaluation of the visual axis alignment and examination of extrinsic ocular motility
  7. Assessment of defects of refraction
  8. Fundus examination
  9. Ocular ultrasound
  10. Ultrasound of lacrimal
  11. Autorefractometry
  12. Transpalpebral tonometry (child/congenital glaucoma screening)

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