There are about 19 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Kosovo. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
Stroma is a fibrous, tough, transparent and the thickest layer of the corneae. The stroma is composed of organised collagen, which maintains transparency. Keratocytes are located between the lamella collagen fibers and secrete an extracellular matrix, which includes collagen, proteoglycan, crystalline proteins to maintain corneal transparency.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery for correction of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Yet approximately 30% of operated patients have symptoms like glare, halos, dry eyes and especially residual hypermetrop refractive errors. Residual hypermetrop refractive errors are difficult to treat surgically, the current treatment is Refractive Lens Implantation - risks are similar to those of cataract surgery (endophthalmitis, loss of accommodation, etc.)
Successful treatment of residual refraction 6 months after IOL Implantation with Relex-Smile.
The aim of this study is to assess visual and refractive outcomes after laser vision correction (LVC) - ReLex Smile to correct residual myopic refraction after 6 months of pseudophakic (IOL) implantation.
The residual hypermetropic refraction on pseudophakic patients is difficult to treat surgically. In addition, there are not many suitable options to offer such patients presenting with this condition. Two current common surgeries to treat residual hyperopic refraction are refractive lens exchange (RLE) and excimer laser ablation (LASIK or PRK). Laser procedures: Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK); Laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK); Risks of LASIK include abnormalities of the corneal flap, epithelial ingrowth, corneal ectasia, refractive surprises, irregular astigmatism, decentration, visual aberrations, a loss of BCVA, infectious keratitis, symptoms, and diffuse lamellar keratitis. Refractive lens exchange (RLE); The risks of RLE are similar to those of cataract surgery and include endophthalmitis, a loss of accommodation, vitreous loss with posterior capsular rupture, and retinal detachment. The method used at the EYE Hospital Pristina using fresh lenticule implantation by ReLex-SMILE is safe and effective method, since there is no flap this prevents invasive damage to the anterior surface of the cornea contrary to the LASIK where flap is present posing risk for epithelial ingrowth.
Background: Many people think that people with mental disorders might be dangerous or unpredictable. These patients face various sources of disadvantages and experience discrimination on job interviews, in education, and housing. Mental health-related stigma (MHS) occurs not only within the public community, it is a growing issue among professionals as well. Aim: We designed a prospective, observational, multi-centre, international study of 35 European countries to investigate the MHS among medical specialists and trainees in the field of general adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. Methods: An internet-based, anonymous survey will measure the stigmatizing attitude by using the local version of the Opening Minds Stigma Scale for Health Care Providers. Presentation of the Results: The results of the research will be published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Furthermore, we will present the results on national and international conferences.
The aim of the study is to examine the effect of fresh corneal lenticule implantation as allogenic graft taken from myopic patients to implanted in patients with macular corneal dystrophy using Visumax Femtosecond Laser Smile module surgery.
The refractive combination of high hyperopia with high astigmatism is difficult to treat surgically. In addition, there are not many suitable options to offer such patients presenting with this condition. The method used at the EYE Hospital Pristina using fresh lenticule implantation by ReLex-SMILE is safe and effective method, since there is no flap this prevents invasive damage to the anterior surface of the cornea contrary to the LASIK where flap is present posing risk for epithelial ingrowth.
The aim of our study is to investigate the feasibility and the effect of fresh lenticule implantation as allogenic graft that will be taken from myopic patients to implant in patients with keratoconus disease using VisuMax Femtosescond laser- Smile module surgery with primary objective to increase central corneal thickness and secondary to improve visual acuity and reduces K-values and to show the autologous serum drop improve the recovery of patients with mild dry eye in keratoconus disease.
CORNEAL LENTICULE IMPLANTATION IN KERATOCONUS DISEASE WITH RELEX SMILE SURGERY