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By Dr Angelo Appiotti
17 February 2021

How to Choose the Right Eye Care Professional

If you’re reading this article, it’s most likely that you are looking for a solution to your vision problem. In this search, you should first familiarize yourself with your vision error and then focus on and choose the laser eye surgery procedure best suited to your needs. This is for me the ideal approach, and the one that I hope both my patients and my colleagues’ patients will follow. Finding the…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

The professional responsibilities of a doctor

Eye surgery always represents a major decision, requiring the patient to take the time to retrieve information, compare and carefully choose the eye surgeon and clinic most suited to his/her situation. But when the patient hits a certain age and suffers from a severe refractive error or an impairing illness such as a cataract, surgery may and must represent an effective solution to restore his/her autonomy and help him/her live…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

Refractive surgery: a choice beyond 20/20

For many people, 20/20 is synonymous with perfect eyesight and is the goal that most want to attain when they decide to correct their vision problem. This unit of measurement is not used to measure vision in the strict sense of the term, but rather it expresses our visual acuity or visus, namely the ability of our eyes to clearly identify even the smallest details around us.
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

When Relex SMILE can successfully solve myopic anisometropia

I have often outlined in my blog the ReLEx SMILE advantages over other refractive surgery techniques. More than ever this happened to be true with Annalisa, one of my latest patients. Annalisa a professional employee aged 49, suffered from a complex visual impairment in both eyes: a high compound myopic astigmatism (right eye -8.50 of myopia and -3.50 of astigmatism; left eye  -6.50 of myopia and -4 of astigmatism). In…
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

ReLEX SMILE: Free of pain alternative for myopia and high astigmatism

In my blog I have often talked about the innovative ReLEX SMILE, often describing its overall benefits as compared to other refractive surgery techniques. As doctors, we often forget that medical and technical information do sound less important to patients who are seeking for practical answers to questions such as “Why should I choose a new surgical technique as opposed to existing ones?”
By Dr Angelo Appiotti
11 November 2019

Refractive surgery during the Summer? Today it’s possible

In the history of surgery, the heat and the sun have always represented a risk factor for a correct recovery of surgical wounds. This simple fact has created an association, in collective knowledge, between summer and the impossibility of performing surgical manoeuvres. To this day there has been a huge reduction of risks and complications associated with surgery thanks to the introduction of procedures and protocols that allow us to…