Publications 2017


Lužnik Z, Hawlina M, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Schollmayer P. Ocular surface reconstruction in limbal stem cell deficiency: current treatment options and perspectives. Expert Review of Ophthalmology 2017; 12(1): 43-56.

Martin DE, Kelly R, Jones GL, Machin H, Pollock GA. Ethical Issues in Transnational Eye Banking. Cornea 2017; 36(2): 252-257

Nahum Y, Leon P, Ricci-Filipovic BA, Camposampiero D, Ponzin D, Busin M. Asymptomatic Infection in Decompensated Full-Thickness Corneal Grafts Referred for Repeat Penetrating Keratoplasty. Cornea 2017; DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001121.

Parekh M, Ruzza A, Ferrari S, Ahmad S, Kaye S, Ponzin D, Romano V. Endothelium-in versus Endothelium-out for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty graft preparation and implantation. Acta Ophthalmologica 2017; 95 (2): 194-198.

Parekh M, Ruzza A, Steger B, Willoughby CE, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Kaye SB, Romano V. Avoiding Complications Associated With Preloaded Ultrathin Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea 2017; DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001156.

Parekh M, Ruzza A, Ferrari S. New horizon in the field of endothelial keratoplasty. EyeWorld – The news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & refractive Surgery; Vol. 21, Number 10, October 2016: 127-128.

Katerina Jirsova; Gary L. A. Jones. Amniotic membrane in ophthalmology: properties, preparation, storage and indications for graftinga review Cell and Tissue Banking - June 2017, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 193–204 DOI 10.1007/s10561-017-9618-5

Lombardo M, Parekh M, Serrao S, Ruzza A, Ferrari S, Lombardo G. Two-photon optical microscopy imaging of endothelial keratoplasty grafts. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2016; 255 (3): 575-582.

Fasolo A, Pedrotti E, Passilongo M, Marchini G, Monterosso C, Zampini R, Bohm E , Birattari F, Franch A, Barbaro V, Bertolin M, Breda C, Di Iorio E, Ferrari B, Ferrari S, Meneguzzi M, Ponzin D. Safety outcomes and long-term effectiveness of ex vivo autologous cultured limbal epithelial transplantation for limbal stem cell deficiency. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2017; 101 (5): 640-649.

Parekh M, Ahmad S, Ruzza A, Ferrari S. Human corneal endothelial cell cultivation from old donor corneas with forced attachment. Scientific Reports 2017; 7 (1): 142. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00209-5.

Di Mundo R, Recchia G, Parekh M, Ruzza A, Ferrari S, Carbone G. Sensing Inhomogeneous Mechanical Properties of Human Corneal Descemet’s Membrane with AFM nano-indentation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2017; 74: 21-27.

Parekh M, Ruzza A, Di Mundo R, Ferrari S, Recchia G, Elbadawy H, Carbone G, Ponzin D. Role of dextran in maintaining adhesive and stiffness properties of prestripped DMEK lenticules. European Journal of Ophthalmology 2017; 27 (3): 270-277.

Prina E, Mistry P, Sidney LE, Yang J, Wildman RD, Bertolin M, Breda C, Ferrari B, Barbaro V, Hopkinson A, Dua HS, Ferrari S*, Rose FRAJ* (*equal last contribution + corresponding author). 3D Microfabricated scaffolds and microfluidic devices for ocular surface replacement: a review. Stem Cells Reviews and Reports 2017;13 (3): 430-441.  doi: 10.1007/s12015-017-9740-6.

Pedrotti E, Passilongo M, Fasolo A, Ficial S, Ferrari S, Marchini G. REFRACTIVE OUTCOMES OF PENETRATING KERATOPLASTY AND DEEP ANTERIOR LAMELLAR KERATOPLASTY IN FELLOW EYES FOR KERATOCONUS. International Ophthalmology (The International Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences) 2016; 37 (4): 911-919. DOI: 10.1007/s10792-016-0350-0

Lužnik Z, Hawlina M, Bertolin M, Maličev E, Cirman T, Kopitar AN, Ihan A, Ferrari S, Schollmayer P. Ex vivo cultivation of limbal epithelial stem/progenitor cells: comparison of two culturing techniques. South-East European journal of Ophtalmology 2017; 

Parekh M, Elbadawy HE, Salvalaio G, Amoureux MC, Di Iorio E, Fortier D, Ponzin D, Ferrari S, Ruzza A. Recombinant human serum albumin for corneal preservation. Acta Ophthalmologica 2017; in press. doi:10.1111/aos.13498

Luznik Z, Breda C, Barbaro V, Ferrari S, Migliorati A, Di Iorio E, Ferrari B, Griffoni C, Grassetto A, Elbadawy HM, Bertolin M. TOWARDS XENO-FREE CULTURES OF HUMAN LIMBAL STEM CELLS FOR OCULAR SURFACE RECONSTRUCTION. Cell and Tissue Banking 2017; in press. doi: 10.1007/s10561-017-9632-7.

Lombardo M, Serrao S, Barbaro V, Di Iorio E, Lombardo G. Multimodal imaging quality control of epithelia regenerated with cultured human donor corneal limbal epithelial stem cells. Scientific Reports 2017; 7(1): 5154.

Parmeggiani F, Barbaro V, Migliorati A, Raffa P, Nespeca P, De Nadai K, Del Vecchio C, Palù G, Parolin C, Di Iorio E. Novel variants of RPGR in X-linked retinitis pigmentosa families and genotype-phenotype correlation. European Journal of Ophthalmology 2017; 27(2): 240-248.

Parekh M, Baruzzo M, Favaro E, Borroni D, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Ruzza A. Standardizing Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Graft Preparation Method in the Eye Bank - Experience of 527 Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty tissues. Cornea 2017; DOI: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001349.

Parekh M, Leon P, Ruzza A, Borroni D, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Romano V. Graft detachment and rebubbling rate in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Survey of Ophthalmology 2017; DOI:

Romano V, Parekh M, Ruzza A, Willoughby C, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Kaye S, Levis H. Comparison of preservation and transportation protocols for preloaded Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2017.

Borroni D, Ferronato M, Krumina Z, Parekh M. Importance of Axial Length and Functional Corneal Endothelial Cells in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2017 Dec;36(12):e35-e36. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001385.

Romano V, Ruzza A, Kaye S, Parekh M. Pull-through technique for delivery of a larger diameter DMEK graft using endothelium-in method. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;52(5):e155-e156. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Pedrotti E, Bosello F, Fasolo A, Frigo AC, Marchesoni I, Ruggeri A, Marchini G. Transcutaneous periorbital electrical stimulation in the treatment of dry eye. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2017; 101(6):814-819.


Ponzin D, Salvalaio G, Ruzza A, Parekh M, Ferrari S. Developments in corneal banking. In "Corneal Transplantation". Editor: Jesper Hjortdal. Edited by Springer International Publishing (Switzerland), 2016: 23-33 (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24052-7; eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24052-7; Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24050-3).

Luznik Z, Bertolin M, Breda C, Ferrari B, Barbaro V, Schoolmayer P, Ferrari S. Preservation of Ocular Epithelial Limbal Stem Cells: The New Frontier in Regenerative Medicine. In "Biobanking and Cryopreservation of Stem Cells". Editors: Feridoun Karimi-Busheri & Michael Weinfeld. Edited by Springer International Publishing. 2016, Volume 951 of the Series "Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology", pp 179-189. Online ISBN: 978-3-319-45457-3; Series ISSN: 0065-2598