Much experience in different areas of ophthalmology
Due to my previous work as an ophthalmologist, I have valuable experience in various fields of ophthalmology. Among my special fields are in particular:
Laser and medical treatments for retinal diseases
Thanks to the cooperation with orthoptist Sofia Motta, we also take care of the children in our studio! We carry out orthoptic examinations and orthoptic treatments.
What is an orthopaedic examination? What is it for?
Orthoptic examination assesses the presence of abnormalities in the neuromuscular apparatus of the eye and the resulting changes.
In particular, it allows the diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, double vision (diplopia) and visual impairment (asthenopia).
Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye", is a condition affecting 4% of the world's population and is characterised by a reduction in the vision of one eye or, more rarely, both eyes.
The most common causes of amblyopia are:
Strabismus, i.e. an abnormal alignment of the eyes caused by a defect in the neuromuscular mechanisms that control their movements.
Anisometropia, i.e. a difference in refraction between the two eyes
When is an orthoptic examination necessary for a child?
The International Association for the Visual Rehabilitation of Childhood (AIERV) proposes the following calendar for observing the child born without complications on the scheduled date:
First visit: 6 months
At the end of the year
When entering kindergarten and primary school (at the age of 3 and 6 years)
Periodic visits every 1-2 years, depending on the indication of the treating ophthalmologist.
An early diagnosis of strabismus and amblyopia is essential for orthoptic treatment to achieve the best results.
When can an orthoptic examination in adults be useful?
In adults, it is advisable to have an orthoptic assessment carried out for such conditions:
Visual fatigue in close-up
Difficulties in focusing, visual stress
Diplopia (double vision)
altered field of vision
Visual prevention in childhood
Assessment, measurement and therapy of strabismus
Assessment and treatment of amblyopia (sluggish eye)
Orthoptic training for convergence and fusion deficits
Evaluation and therapy of diplopia in paralytic strabismus, Hess' screen
All examinations and diagnostic tests can be carried out in my modern practice in the heart of Samedan. The world's leading instruments and technologies are used.