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).
COMiB research group was at BCLA Clinical Conference and Exibition 2023 with a poster and two oral presentations.
Fabrizio Zeri presented a poster titled “New non-invasive tear breakup time (NIBUT) measurements vs fluorescein breakup time (fBUT): agreement and repeatability.”
Mauro Frisani during the Free Papers – Specialist lenses section presented a work titled “Estimation of scleral lens clearance: OCT measurement vs operator-based measurement by slit lamp” and Giulia Carlotta Rizzo during the Free Papers – Myopia 2 section presented a work titled “Visual performance with an Extended Depth of Focus contact lens for myopia control and the influence of decentration” .
Fabrizio Zeri with Shehzad Naroo (on the left) from Aston University (UK) and Craig Woods (on the right) from the University of New South Wales (Australia) presented a talk titled “Evidence-based teaching of contact lenses” as invited speakers at the 4th World Conference of International Association of Contact Lens Educators held in Birmingham on 5th-8th June.
On 1st June, Fabrizio Zeri presented three papers as invited speaker at the CSO Annual Conference held at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (It). The papers were titled: “Open field aberrometry: a wide look into the future”, “Enhancing the tear film assessment: the Dry Eye Report”, and “Is automatic NIBUT reliable?”.
The review “TFOS lifestyle: Impact of contact lenses on the ocular surface” by Lyndon Jones, S. Tavazzi et al. was published on The Ocular Surface . This report was conducted as part of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Workshop ‘A Lifestyle Epidemic: Ocular Surface Disease’.
Download the final version of the article “New Italian version of the Wilkins Rate of Reading Test: Materials for repeated-measure designs in optometry and neuropsychological research.” by Zeri F, Tavazzi S, Punzi M, Miglio F, Evans BJW, De Luca M, published on Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics.
Dr Fabrizio Zeri, BCLA Fellow and Global Ambassador, has now been appointed as a member of the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Editorial Board.
He will be the first editorial member from Italy, which has a growing audience and increasing number of CLAE authors, he will be a valuable addition to the CLAE editorial team.
Fabrizio Zeri presented a paper titled “Adaptation of the cortical visual areas induced by wearing multifocal contact lenses in naïve observers” at the XXI International Society of Contact Lens Research Meeting, 21st-26th August, Porto (Portugal).
This year the Italian Physical Society organizes its 108th National Congress in Milan (12-16 September). Within the framework of Applied physics, a symposium on optometry has been organized (15 September) with the following program:
Chair: Barbieri M., Università di Roma Tre
Tavazzi S., Does blue-violet filtering affect contrast sensitivity?
Pitarresi Giannone C., Analisi vettoriale dell’astigmatismo: Confronto tra refrazione oggettiva aberrometrica e refrazione soggettiva.
Cozza F., Ocular involvement occurs frequently at all stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Preliminary experience in a large Italian cohort.
Grasso P.A., Viewing distance and character size in the use of smartphone in presbyopic and non-presbyopic individuals.
Rolandi R., Differences in contrast sensitivity measurement with letters and gratings.
Colandrea C., Optometria di genere: Dalla geometria retinica alla percezione tridimensionale.
Santacatterina S., Dalla psicofisica del colore alla prevenzione.
Natali L., Le lenti filtranti e la percezione dei colori.
Chair: Sassella A., Università di Milano Bicocca
Boccardo L., Teleoptometria: Stato dell’arte e prospettive future.
Erculei A., Capturing correlations in vision parameters by artificial neural networks.
Spaziani N., Accuratezza e precisione di un frontifocometro basato sul sistema di Hartmann.
Chair: Bussa M.P., Università di Torino
Zeri F., Brain correlates of adaptation to multifocal contact lenses.
Valentina V., Comparison of visual performance of dual focus contact lenses for myopia control vs. single vision contact lenses.
Rizzo G., Visual performance with an extended depth of focus contact lens for myopia control and corneal topography in assessing lens centration.
Miglio F., The effects of smoking on the tear film and on soft contact lenses.
Martino M., Analisi tribometrica della superficie di Lenti a Contatto.
Ponzini E., Lactoferrin as a biomarker of ocular diseases and contact lens discomfort.
Ruffato G., Photochromic contact lenses: Optical analysis and visual effects of their transition dynamics.
Chair: Gurioli M., Università di Firenze
Ruffato G., Haidinger’s brushes: Perceiving the polarization of light via an entoptic phenomenon.
Giusti S., Measurement of tear volume using Strip Meniscometry: Two procedures compared.
Ponzini E., Single-tear proteomics for noninvasive biomarker discovery and precision medicine.
Duse A., Tear-based vibrational spectroscopy for noninvasive biomarker discovery in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Frisani M., Valutazione della densitometria corneale da immagini tomografiche in occhi normali e con cheratocono.