Visual care should be an integral part of multidisciplinary care for complex diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- AISLA stresses. Eye pointing is the last movement that allows people with ALS, in the most advanced stages of the disease, to communicate. Since 2016, the optometric service coordinated by Dr. Federica Cozza has been active at the Nemo Clinical Center in Milan. Taking care of visual function occurs from diagnosis throughout the disease course. This has made it possible to successfully perform cataract surgery on a person who has been living with the disease since 2009, thanks to the collaboration of three teams (Nemo Clinical Centers, Nemo Lab and Fondazione Sacra Famiglia in Cesano Boscone).
On May 26th, during the end-of-year party of the tennis and athletics schools at the Bicocca Stadium, Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, Alessandro Duse and some third years students in Optics and Optometry degree provided quick visual screening to the young athletes, informing them and their parents about a few projects that will be started in the next few months in the MUSA project.
On Saturday May 14th 2022, COMiB took part in “Grow MI Inclusive” a Special Olympics initiative organized at the Bicocca Stadium, where athletes and their families had the chance to get a free screening to test visual defects and vision system functionality. Thanks to the organizers and to the optometrists Giulia Carlotta Rizzo, Arianna Dell’Oro, Giovanni Trevisan, and Riccardo Rolandi for the 40 exams provided!