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Marco Lombardo

Current Research Projects

  1. “Application of adaptive optics technology to clinical ophthalmology”.
    The project aims to understand the potential of adaptive optics imaging for early detection of retinal diseases. The work is done in collaboration with the CNR-IPCF Institute (Eng. G. Lombardo, Italy), the Applied Optics Group (Dr. Nicholas Devaney, Ireland) and the University of Wisconsin (Prof. Joseph Carroll, USA)
  2. “Nanotechnology platforms for drug delivery nanotechnology”.
    The project aims to develop new treatment modalities for the cure of keratoconus. The work is done in collaboration with the CNR-IPCF Institute (Eng. G. Lombardo, Italy). Project PON 2007-2013 “Nanoftalm”.
  3. “Innovative method for the treatment of total limbal stem cells deficiency (LSCD) trhough a tissue-engineered hemicornea”.
    The aim of the project is to evaluate a new single-stage approach for the treatment of visual impairment due to corneal opacities in patients with unilateral LSCD. The work is done in collaboration with the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Italy). Project GR2010.
  4. “Optimization of femtosecond laser corneal incisions for cataract surgery”.
    The aim of the project is to optimize the use of femtosecond laser incisions for cataract surgery.

Methodology

  1. Adaptive optics retinal imaging is performed using a flood-illumination retinal camera prototype;
  2. Laboratory studies are performed at various scales of observation, using optical and scanning microscopy techniques, including E-SEM, AFM, SFA, two-photon microscopy, OBM.
  3. The bio-engineered corneal tissue is investigated using two-photon microscopy.
  4. A Scheimpflug camera is used before and after femtosecond tunnel incision of the cornea to characterize the optical and mechanical response of the corneal tissue.
Marco Lombardo
Marco Lombardo

Research Group

Vision Engineering

Contact

IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti

Vision Engineering
Via Livenza, 5
00198 Rome
Italy

Phone: +39 338 81 36 737
Fax: +39 06 88 40 97 1

Email:
mlombardo[at]visioeng.it

Website:
www.visioeng.it

Documents

CV of Marco Lombardo [pdf]

Selected Publications

  1. Lombardo M, Serrao S, Ducoli P, Lombardo G.
    Adaptive optics photoreceptor imaging.
    Ophthalmology 2012; 119(7): 1498-198e2.
  2. Serrao S, Buratto L, Lombardo G, De Santo MP, Ducoli P, Lombardo M.
    Optimal parameters to improve the interface quality of the flap bed in femtosecond laser assisted LASIK.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38(8): 1453-1459.
  3. Lombardo M, Serrao S, Ducoli P, Lombardo G.
    Variations in the image optical quality of the eye and the sampling limit of resolution of the cone mosaic with axial length in young adults.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2012, 38: 1147-1155.
  4. Tranchina L, Lombardo M, Oddone F, Serrao S, Schiano Lomoriello D, Ducoli P.
    Influence of corneal biomechanical properties on intraocular pressure differences between an air-puff tonometer and the Goldmann applanation tonometer.
    J Glaucoma 2012 [E-pub ahead of print].
  5. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Carbone G, De Santo MP, Barberi R, Serrao S.
    Biomechanics of the anterior human corneal tissue investigated with Atomic Force Microscopy.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2012; 53: 1050-1057.
  6. Serrao S, Lombardo M, De Santo MP, Lombardo G, Schiano Lomoriello D, Ducoli P, Stirpe M.
    Femtosecond laser photodisruptive effects on the posterior human corneal stroma investigated with Atomic Force Microscopy.
    Eur J Ophthalmol 2012; Suppl 7: 89-97.
  7. Lombardo M, De Santo MP, Lombardo G, Schiano Lomoriello D, Desiderio G, Ducoli P, Barberi R, Serrao S.
    Surface quality of femtosecond dissected posterior human corneal stroma investigated with Atomic Force Microscopy.
    Cornea 2012; 31(12): 1369-1375.
  8. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Ducoli P, Serrao S.
    Long-term changes of the anterior corneal topography after photorefractive keratectomy for myopia and myopic astigmatism.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011; 52: 6994-7000.
  9. Serrao S, Lombardo G, Ducoli P, Lombardo M.
    Long-term corneal wavefront aberration variations after photorefractive keratectomy for myopia and myopic astigmatism.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2011; 37: 1655-1666.
    Citations: 1
  10. Schiano Lomoriello D, Lombardo M, Tranchina L, Oddone F, Serrao S, Ducoli P.
    Repeatability of intra-ocular pressure and central corneal thickness measurements provided by a no-contact method of tonometry and pachymetry.
    Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2011; 429-434.
  11. Amato D, Lombardo M, Oddone F, Nubile M, Colabelli Gisoldi RAM, Villani CM, Yoo S, Parel JM, Pocobelli A.
    Evaluation of a new method for the measurement of corneal thickness in eye bank posterior corneal lenticules using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography.
    Brit J Ophthalmol 2011; 95: 580-584.
    Citations: 1
  12. Serrao S, Lombardo G, Ducoli P, Lombardo M.
    Optical performance of the cornea six years following photorefractive keratectomy for myopia.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52: 846-857.
    Citations: 1
  13. Lombardo M, Talu S, Talu M, Serrao S, Ducoli P.
    Surface roughness of intraocular lenses with different dioptric powers investigated with Atomic Force Microscopy.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2010; 36: 1573-1578.
    Citations: 2
  14. Lombardo M, Terry MA, Lombardo G, Serrao S, Ducoli P.
    Investigation of corneal topography after Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty.
    Eur J Ophthalmol 2010; 20: 971-978.
    Citations: 1
  15. Lombardo M, Terry MA, Lombardo G, Boozer DD, Serrao S, Ducoli P.
    Analysis of posterior donor corneal parameters one-year after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) triple procedure.
    Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2010, 248: 421-427.
    Citations: 10
  16. Lombardo M, Lombardo G
    Wave aberration of human eyes and new descriptors of image optical quality of the eye.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2010; 36: 313-331.
    Citations: 5
  17. Lombardo M, Carbone G, Lombardo G, De Santo MP, Barberi R.
    Analysis of intraocular lens surface adhesiveness by Atomic Force Microscopy.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2009; 35: 1266-1272.
    Citations: 11
  18. Lombardo M, Lombardo G
    New methods and techniques for sensing the wave aberration of human eyes.
    Clinical & Experimental Optometry 2009; 92: 176-186.
    Citations: 3
  19. Serrao S, Lombardo G, Lombardo M, Palombi M, Roberts CJ.
    Corneal topography six years after photorefractive keratectomy for myopia and myopic astigmatism.
    J Refract Surg 2009; 25: 451-458.
    Citations: 4
  20. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Friend D, Serrao S, Terry MA.
    Long-term anterior and posterior topographic analysis of the cornea after deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty.
    Cornea 2009; 28: 408-415.
    Citations: 7
  21. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Serrao S.
    Long-term optical quality of the photoablated cornea.
    J Optical Society American A, Optics, Image Science & Vision 2007; 24: 588-596.
    Citations: 4
  22. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Manzulli M, Palombi M, Serrao S.
    Relative contribution of central and peripheral aberrations to overall high order corneal wavefront aberration.
    J Refract Surg 2006; 22: 656-664.
    Citations: 7
  23. Lombardo M, De Santo MP, Lombardo G, Barberi R, Serrao S.
    Analysis of intraocular lens surface properties with atomic force microscopy.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2006; 32: 1378-1384.
    Citations: 11
  24. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Serrao S.
    Interocular high-order corneal wavefront aberration symmetry.
    J Optical Society American A, Optics, Image Science & Vision 2006; 23: 777-787.
    Citations: 9
  25. Lombardo M, Lombardo G, Manzulli M, Serrao S.
    Response of the cornea for up to four-years after photorefractive keratectomy.
    J Refract Surg 2006; 22: 178-186.
    Citations: 8
  26. Lombardo M, De Santo MP, Lombardo G, Barberi R, Serrao S.
    Atomic Force Microscopy analysis of normal and photoablated porcine corneas.
    J Biomechanics 2006; 39: 2719-2724.
    Citations: 11
  27. Lombardo M, De Santo MP, Lombardo G, Barberi R, Serrao S.
    Roughness of excimer laser ablated corneas with and without smoothing measured with atomic force microscopy.
    J Refract Surg 2005; 21 Sep-Oct: 469-475.
    Citations: 11
  28. Serrao S, Lombardo M.
    Corneal epithelial healing after photorefractive keratectomy: analytical  study.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2005; 31 May: 930-937.
    Citations: 9
  29. Serrao S, Lombardo G, Lombardo M.
    Differences in nasal and temporal responses of the cornea after photorefractive keratectomy.
    J Cataract Refract Surg 2005; 31 Jan: 30-38.
    Citations: 13
  30. Lombardo M, Serrao S.
    Smoothing of the ablated porcine corneas using the Technolas Keracor 217C and Nidek EC-5000 excimer lasers.
    J Refract Surg 2004; 20 Sep-Oct: 450-453.
    Citations: 5
  31. Serrao S, Lombardo M.
    One-year results of photorefractive keratectomy with and without surface smoothing using the Technolas 217C Laser.
    J Refract Surg 2004; 20 Sep-Oct: 444-449.
    Citations: 13
  32. Serrao S, Lombardo M, Mondini F.
    Photorefractive keratectomy with and without smoothing: a bilateral study.
    J Refract Surg, 2003; 19 Sep-Oct: 58-64.
    Citations: 19

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