Medical director: Doc. Cinchini Elisabetta

Surgical ophthalmology

Surgical ophthalmology: what it consists of and to whom it is addressed

Quisisana is the reference point for surgical ophthalmology in Ferrara.

Surgical ophthalmology is a branch of medicine focused on pathologies of the visual apparatus. The reference is to the eye and all its annexes. They range from the correction of visual defects to the treatment of related visual pathologies. It is one of the oldest disciplines of medicine, at the center of a constant process of evolution in terms of prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

At the Quisisana accredited private hospital it is possible to have access to a surgical clinic for various specialties, including surgical ophthalmology.

Eye examination and online booking

A complete eye examination involves different stages:

  • Collection of anamnesis: general and ocular information
  • Physical examination: observation of the patient with particular attention to the face and the visual system as a whole
  • Slit lamp examination: the slit lamp allows you to observe the eye tissues, viewing the bulb, the layers of the cornea, the vitreous, the anterior chamber, the lens and the iris
  • Auto-refractometry: objective examination of the refractive defect
  • Visual acuity examination: classic eye exam, which allows the measurement of the ability to focus and distinguish objects, natural or with the best lens correction
  • Tonometry: measurement of eye pressure
  • Fundus examination

It is possible to book an eye visit in Ferrara online, using the appropriate form available on the website All you need to do is indicate your sensitive data, your doctor and a preference for the ophthalmologists present at the facility.

You can book this activity online

Quisisana provides the service of Surgical ophthalmology as a paid service, book your visit now, or contact us for more informations.

Cataract surgery

The progressive clouding of the lens is known as a cataract. The lens is nothing more than a transparent net placed behind the pupil which oxidizes over time. This makes it impossible for light to penetrate and, as a result, the quality of vision drops dramatically.

Prolonged observation of the patient is necessary, before being able to intervene, waiting for the occurrence of salient problems. The only possible solution is the surgical one. This consists in aspirating the opaque lens, making a micro incision. Everything is replaced with a prosthesis, tailor-made for each individual patient.

It is now possible to perform cataract surgery with a femtosecond laser. This entails great advantages in terms of safety and repetitiveness of the intervention, less trauma to the eyes and no need for a scalpel.

The micropulsed yellow laser

Quisisana stands as an excellent point of reference for those suffering from maculopathy and diabetic retinopathy in Ferrara. Inside the nursing home it is possible to undergo macular degeneration therapy with the Yellow Pascal Laser.

The traditional laser heats the macula, causing a scar that can cause a lowering of vision: it is therefore used only for lesions to the peripheral macula, precisely to avoid this risk. The micropulsed laser, based on the division of laser energy into numerous peaks separated by pauses, does not burn anything. Much less invasive, its results are visible after 12-36 months.

Offered services

The surgical ophthalmology services within Quisisana, for a fee and not affiliated with the National Health System, are offered within an excellent facility, characterized by a high degree of selectivity in the choice of its specialists.

Payment services:

  • Traditional Cataract Surgical Therapy
  • Surgical Therapy of Cataract with Femtosecond Laser
  • Implantation of Toric and Multifocal Intraocular Lenses (multifocal lenses which, with the correction of presbyopia, combine the correction of corneal astigmatism)
  • Implantation of Refractive Intraocular Contact Lenses
  • Surgical Removal of Chalazion, Pterygium and Eyelid Neoformation
  • Macular degeneration therapy with Pascal Yellow Laser

Medical staff

  • Dr. Claudio Poggi Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Medical Toxicology
  • Dr. Paolo Tassinari Freelance ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Milan Elisabeth Anne Specialist in ophthalmology
  • Dr. Paolo Bordin Specialist in ophthalmology

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