Autore: Pierdomenico D’Andrea


Aim of the study: to demonstrate the effectiveness of Callegari’s radionic, which consists in the possibility to interact with the oscillatory part of the matter, using particularly waves, defined radionic since generated in particularly oscillating circuits, called Callegari, to induce changes in retinal morphology and function in patients suffering from various macular dystrophies, and to evaluate in which kind of dystrophy the procedure is more useful.
Materials and methods: 39 eyes, affected by various maculopathies (atrophy – 10 eyes-, vitreomacular traction syndrome (VMT) -13 eyes-, age related maculopathy (AMD) -6 eyes-, vascular related maculopathy -6 eyes-, pseudophachic cisthoyd macular oedema (CME) -4 eyes- were exposed to radionic stimuli, 10 sessions every 4 days, during one month, (according to GianBattista Callegari’s Radionic). Exclusion criteria were: pregnancy, known or previous malignancies. OCT and Microperimetry were performed before and after the stimulations, automatically delivered by the CRC DIGITALE DEVICE (Italian patent 2008). Follow-up was 30-60 days. No drugs were administered during treatment and follow-up. Due to the sample heterogeneity and peculiarities, it was not performed statistical analysis.

Autori: Gagliardi A. - Facciolo G. - Vingolo E.M.

Purpose: to evaluate fixation behaviour and other linked–visual functions in patients with AMDtraining a new PRL, in sessions, using biofeedback (BFD) technique with microperimeter MAIA.

Materials and methods: Were selected 15 patients (27 eyes) with Age-related macular degeneration that underwent to a rehabilitative protocol as follows: distance and near visual acuity, reading speed test, MAIA microperimetry, analysis of fixation and central retinal sensitivity. Each patient underwent 10 training sessions of 10 minutes for each eye, performed once a week. All the before-mentioned tests were repeated at the end of low-vision rehabilitation that was after 10 weeks. Statistical analysis was performed using Student’s test. P values less than 0.05 were considered statistically significant.

Autori: Facciolo G. - Gagliardi A. - Vingolo E.M.

Purpose: Low vision rehabilitation in advanced optic nerve damage was described previously in several reports demonstrating its positive effect in improving visual performances. Initially proposed simply as magnification system(optical and optoelectronics), in actual clinical practice new diagnostic and informatic tools helped the patient as active tasks for visual function recovery. Microperimetry allows to follow up the progression of the disease, to exactly localize position shape and deepness of the scotoma and finally tohave a precise localization and evaluation of fixation. The goal of our study is to assess in a selected population of advanced glaucoma patients if microperimetric biofeedback may be able to restore partially some visual tasks.

Materials: Were selected 10 patients (18 eyes) with advanced primary open angle glaucoma that underwent to a rehabilitative protocol as follows: visual acuity evaluation, reading speed, microperimetry, fixation analysis (BCEA or Bivariate Contour Ellipse Area). Each patient scheduled 10 sessions of biofeedback for eye (10 minute each), recall of biofeedback schedulinowas reproposed at month 4-8-12. Statistical analysis was performed with double tailed T test student and Spearman to correlate reading speed and visual acuity with retinal sensitivity.

Autori: Andrea Giuffré OD, Viviana Randazzo OD


INTRODUCTION: We report a case of hereditary optic atrophy in female patient with diagnosis of autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA), confirmed by molecular analysis.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old, caucasian woman come to our attention with uncertain diagnosis of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy.
CONCLUSION: Molecular analysis allows diagnostic confirmation and can be used to support clinical diagnosis.

Autori: D. Domanico, F. Verboschi, EM. Vingolo


PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of visual rehabilitation with MP-1 Microperimeter biofeedback (NIDEK Technologies Srl, Padova, Italy) in advanced glaucoma to improve fixation stability, retinal sensitivity and reading speed.

Autori: V. De Felice, A. Segnalini, R. Malagola


The purpose- The aim of this study is to examine the incidence of ROP and its features with the influence of birth weight and gestational age in a sample of premature infants. We also wanted to investigate the visual outcome of these patients by comparing the incidence of strabismus with a sample of term infants.

Autori: Sonia Palmieri, Filippo Romani


The law n ° 138/2001, in addition to the distinction among blindness, partial blindness and visual impairment, prescribed that the visual field assessment should be used as one of the tests required for the assessment of pensions benefits claims related to blindness. In particular the law prescribes that the visual field test should be conducted according to the Zingirian-Gandolfo methodology. Over the years, some practical issues in applying this method have become apparent.

Autori: E.M. Vingolo, S. Salvatore, D. Domanico E. Rigoni

Rod photoreceptor function is reduced in many retinal diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa, [1-3] congenital stationary night blindness, [4] rod-cone dystrophy [5] and macular telangiectasia [6]. Recent evidence based on histological studies shows that rods may be affected prior to cone photoreceptors in the early stages of age-related macular disease (AMD) [7]. Psychophysical data also show a selective impairment of parafoveal rod photoreceptors in AMD [8], which might explain why people with AMD report difficulty particularly under dark-adapted conditions [9,10].

Autori: Ciochetta Ilaria; Solari, Roberta; Di Corato, Riccardo; Limoli, Paolo G


Visual rehabilitation is a therapeutic approach that has been applied to different ocular diseases characterized by visual deterioration and loss of visual acuity. Nowadays the Effects of neural photostimulation during visual rehabilitation are well know. Neuroelectrical information can by–pass disfunctional retinal cells reaching indirectly visual cortex. Visual training, through reiterated stymuli, activates existing synapses, increases the identification of these stimuly allows the formation of new synapsis.1 The neural photostimulation contributes to the creation of neurovisual nets, causing an amplification of visual perception when compared with visual perception obtained with previous retinal conditions.1 The principle is to electrically stimulate neurons along the visual pathway. Ocular approaches target the remaining retinal cells whereas brain stimulation aims at stimulating higher visual structures directly.2

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Il Dott. Paolo Limoli presenta il Congresso Low Vision Academy 2016


Qualità della fissazione in pazienti aff…

07-01-2016 Hits:95078 Low Vision Journal 1/2014 Super User

Autori: Gerace E, Trabucco P, Carnevale C, Rigoni E Scopo del lavoro Valutare la funzione retinica e la stabilità della fissazione nel disturbo depressivo maggiore (DDM) e studiare l’influenza della terapia...

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Studio della fissazione con bivariate co…

07-01-2016 Hits:83431 Low Vision Journal 1/2014 Super User

Autori: Di Crescenzo C, Valente S, Verboschi F, Salomone M ABSTRACT Obiettivo: E’ stata valutata la Sensibilità Retinica, la BCEA 1, BCEA2, BCEA3. L’obiettivo dello studio è determinare la correlazione tra...

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Normal values and repeatibility of bivar…

07-01-2016 Hits:79530 Low Vision Journal 1/2014 Super User

Autori: Rigoni E, Carnevale C, Gerace E, Cacciotti V, Trabucco P Objective/Purpose: To evaluate age-stratified normal bivariate contour ellipse area (BCEA) and repeatability using MP-1 microperimetry. Materials/Patients: 100 eyes of 100 healthy...

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Studio microperimetrico per la funzional…

07-01-2016 Hits:54148 Low Vision Journal 1/2014 Super User

Autori: Salomone M., De Rosa V., Valente S., Di Crescenzo C., Domanico D. Abstract Obiettivo: Determinare se la funzione scotopica misurata dalla Microperimetria MP-1 adattata al buio potrebbe essere utilizzato come marcatore...

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Retinal redetachment and post-operative …

07-01-2016 Hits:31935 Low Vision Journal 1/2014 Super User

Autori: Valente S, Cutini A, De Rosa V, Verboschi F, Salomone M. ABSTRACT Purpose: to evaluate the relation between the incidence of redetachment and post-operative days of hospitalization in patients with...

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