Ongoing Research Projects

Titles:

  • “Physiopathology of the Anterior Segment: new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to crystalline lens surgery”
  • “Corneal Physiopathology: new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to corneal and refractive surgery and clinical medicine”
  • “Palpebral surgery problems. New guidelines”
  • “Evaluation of the contribution of the various profibrogenic factors  (citokynes/growth factors/neuropeptides) in the various pathologies of the ocular surface: in-vitro modulation studies”
  • “Assessment of the potential role of Toll-like Receptors in inflammatory processes characterized by tissue remodelling: study of modulation through NGF, neuropeptides and CpG sequences”
  • “Characterization of the role of metalloproteinases and their specific tissue inhibitors in allergic and non-allergic ocular inflammation”

Ongoing studies:

  • Application of an adaptive optics ophthalmoscope to the in-vivo microscopic study of neuro-retinal tissue
  • Analysis of the long-term biomechanical response of the cornea after refractive surgery with excimer laser.
  • Analysis of the long-term optical quality of the cornea after refractive surgery with excimer laser.
  • Study of the response of corneal tissue to femtosecond-laser-assisted surgery.
  • Study of the biomechanical response of the cornea after lamellar endothelial keroplasty.
  • Study of the nanomechanics of corneal tissue
  • Analysis of the sub-basal nerve plexus of the cornea in patients affected by peripheral neuropathies through confocal microscopy.
  • Assessment of the contribution of the various profibrogenic factors (cytokines/growth factors/neuropeptides) in the various pathologies of the ocular surface.
  • Assessment of the potential role of Toll-like Receptors in inflammatory processes characterized by tissue remodelling.
  • Characterization of the role of Metalloproteinases and their specific tissue inhibitors in allergic and non-allergic ocular inflammations.