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By Dr Angelo Appiotti
2 August 2021

How to Turn Makeup into Your Eyes’ Best Friend

Ever since ancient times, the eyes have been considered the windows to the soul. As such, they were enhanced and made look bigger by using beauty tricks, aka today’s makeup. The most striking one, which shaped the eye into its characteristic elongated form, was Egyptian makeup. Eye-cosmetics in ancient Egypt were mostly created with two materials: udju, made from green malachite, and kohl, a lead mineral. Even today, we use…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
2 July 2021

Glasses or Laser Surgery: Which is Better?

Pardon the pun, but the world was a much blurrier place before glasses were invented. The story of who came up with the idea of putting two pieces of glass together to let people see better, far away or close up, is one of those wonderful stories that are so hard to reconstruct because their various fragments originate in different places and situations. From Magnifying to Contact Lenses The German…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
19 May 2021

How to Prepare for Your Laser Eye Treatment

As a general rule, deciding whether or not to undergo surgery is a hard choice to make. When it comes to eye surgery, the choice is even more delicate. I speak of choice because more often than not my patients do want to undergo surgery and are fit for it, but are not required to. As a surgeon, my role is to assess whether surgery is the most appropriate option…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
3 May 2021

How to Protect Your Eyes in Every Season

During my career as a surgeon, I have treated both amateur and professional athletes who chose refractive surgery to correct their vision problems and ultimately improve their sports performance. For people who practise sports, having good vision is fundamental to unlock their physical and athletic potential.
The (false) summer promise of a super (hero-like) vision
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
13 December 2019

The (false) summer promise of a super (hero-like) vision

Last year in July I posted on my blog an article titled “The (false) promise of a Steel Jeeg-like vision”. On that occasion I voiced my concerns about a sloppy, and sometimes even inaccurate, article that I had read on a famous sports magazine. It has already been a year since then. I was flicking through a newspaper when I stumbled into an article in that same vein. I will…
Why I chose ReLEX SMILE
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
13 December 2019

Why I chose ReLEX SMILE

The experience of a renowned Austrian eye surgeon. Despite being an ideal candidate for PRK, Dr. Martin Dirisamer, well-known eye surgeon from Linz (Austria), chose to undergo SMILE surgery for the advantages this new refractive surgery technique had to offer. The ReLEX SMILE technique allows for better corneal structural integrity, faster visual recovery compared with PRK in the first 24 hours following surgery and more predictable results in patients suffering…
Are 10,000 hours enough to become a good refractive surgeon?
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

Are 10,000 hours enough to become a good refractive surgeon?

In 1993 a psychologist named K. Anders Ericsson published a study in which he tried to find out what makes people able to reach the highest levels of competence in specific discipline. From this study the 10,000 hours theory was born, this theory states that dedicating 20 hours a week for 50 weeks a year in 10 years anyone can reach mastery levels in any subject.