The eye is an extraordinary and sophisticated organ that above all else allows us to see; but it is also a complex and delicate system.
During the course of a lifetime, the eye may develop a range of more or less severe pathologies, whether as a result of a natural ageing process or due to infection or trauma.
SERI, Switzerland Eye Research Institute offers diagnosis, support and care services for the most common pathologies such as cataract, glaucoma and various types ofretinopathy.
Read on to find out what are the most common eye and sight-related problems and the best treatments to resolve them.
The Switzerland Eye Research Institute of Lugano benefits from the scientific guidance of Dr Roberto Pinelli, who has long been at the forefront of treatment and research into keratoconus.
A pathology resulting in the clouding of the crystalline lens, it feels like looking through a fogged window.
Senile maculopathy, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a retinal disease that affects the macula.
At the Switzerland Eye Research Institute of Lugano, based on the long standing experience and international reputation of its founder Dr Roberto Pinelli, you can receive professional advice and discuss the best treatment options for glaucomawith well-know specialists in ophthalmology.
Diabetic retinopathy is a retinal condition that derives from the complications faced by sufferers of diabetes mellitus. Other causes include prolonged use of cholesterol-lowering statins.
Retinal detachment is caused by damage to the retinal tissue (a hole or a tear) which may result from the collapse of the vitreous humour, a gelatinous mass that fills the eyeball.
Oculoplastic surgery is plastic surgery of the eyelids and the periocular region. It can be used to correct drooping eyelids (ptosis of the eyelids).