Publications 2019


1. Parekh M, Ruzza A, Steger B, Willoughby CE, Rehman S, Ferrari S, Ponzin D, Kaye SB, Romano V. Cross-country transportation efficacy and clinical outcomes of preloaded large-diameter Ultra-Thin Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty grafts. Cornea 2019; 38 (1): 30-34.

2. Parekh M, Peh G, Mehta JS, Ahmad S, Ponzin D, Ferrari S. Effects of corneal preservation conditions on human corneal endothelial cell culture. Experimental Eye Research 2019; 179: 93-101.

3. Luznik Z, Kopitar AN, Lapajne L, Pizem J, Ferrari S, Ihan A, Hawlina M, Schollmayer P. Identification and characterization of dendritic cell subtypes in preserved and cultured cadaveric human corneolimbal tissue on amniotic membrane. Acta Ophthalmologica 2019; 97 (2): e184-e193 - DOI: 10.1111/aos.13854

4. 4. Romano V, Levis HJ, Gallon P, Lace R, Borroni D, Ponzin D, Ruzza A, Kaye SB, Ferrari S, Parekh M. Biobanking of dehydrated human donor corneal stroma to increase the supply of anterior lamellar grafts. Cornea 2019; 38(4): 480-484, doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001876.

5. Bertolin M, Breda C, Ferrari S, Van Acker SI, Zakaria N, Di Iorio E, Migliorati A, Ponzin D, Ferrari B, Luznik Z, Barbaro V. Optimized protocol for regeneration of the conjunctival epithelium using the cell suspension technique. Cornea 2019; 38(4): 469-479. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001670.

6. Parekh M, Borroni D, Romano V, Kaye SB, Camposampiero D, Ponzin D, Ferrari S. Next-generation sequencing for the detection of microorganisms present in human donor corneal preservation medium. BMJ Open Ophthalmology 2019; 4 (1): e000246. doi:10.1136/bmjophth-2018-000246

7. Di Iorio E, Barbaro V, Alvisi G, Trevisan M, Ferrari S, Masi G, Nespeca P, Ghassabian H, Ponzin D, Palù G. New frontiers of corneal gene therapy. Human Gene Therapy 2019; 30(8): 923-945. doi: 10.1089/hum.2019.026.

8. Elbadawy HM, Elshawarby A, Raafat MH, Bahaa N, Abdul MIM, Aljuhani N, Bahashwan S, Eltahir HM, Albarry M, Parekh M, Ferrari S. Blocking connexin 43 accelerates corneal healing and improves tissue remodeling during the healing of diabetic rat corneas: a histological and immunohistochemical study. European Journal of Inflammation 2019;

9. Parekh M, Romano V, Ruzza A, Kaye SB, Ponzin D, Ahmad S, Ferrari S. Culturing discarded peripheral human corneal endothelial cells from the tissues deemed for pre-loaded DMEK transplants. Cornea 2019; 38 (9): 1175-1181. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001998.

10. Borroni D, Romano V, Kaye SB, Somerville T, Napoli L, Fasolo A, Gallon P, Ponzin D, Esposito A, Ferrari S. Metagenomics in ophthalmology: current findings and future prospectives. BMJ Open Ophthalmology 2019; 4 (1): e000248. doi:10.1136/ bmjophth-2018-000248

11. Parekh M, Romano V, Ruzza A, Kaye SB, Ponzin D, Ahmad S and Ferrari S. Increasing donor endothelial cell pool by culturing cells from discarded pieces of human donor corneas for regenerative treatments. Journal of Ophthalmology 2019; volume 2019: article ID 2525384, 8 pages,

12. Gallon P, Parekh M, Ferrari S, Fasolo A, Ponzin D, Borroni D. Metagenomics in ophthalmology: Hypothesis or real prospective? Biotechnology Reports 2019; 23: e00355

13. Parekh M, Ruzza A, Ponzin D, Ahmad S, Ferrari S. Human corneal endothelial cell assessment from tissues preserved in serum-based and synthetic storage media. Cornea 2019; 38(11): 1438-1442. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002097.

14. Parekh M, Peh G, Mehta JS, Ramos T, Ponzin D, Ahmad S, Ferrari S. Passaging capability of human corneal endothelial cells derived from old donors with and without accelerating cell attachment. Experimental Eye Research 2019; 189: 107814. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2019.107814

15. Sergouniotis PI, Maxime E, Leroux D, Olry A, Thompson R, Rath A, Robinson PN, Dollfus H; ERN-EYE Ontology Study Group. An ontological foundation for ocular phenotypes and rare eye diseases. Orphanet J Rare Dis; 14(1): 8. doi: 10.1186/s13023-018-0980-6

16. Pedrotti E, Cozzini T, Fasolo A, Bonacci E, Bonetto J, Merz T, Talli P, Marchini G. Small-incision lenticule addition in ex vivo model of ectatic human corneas. Int Ophthalmol. 2019; 39(11): 2575-2581. doi: 10.1007/s10792-019-01106-8.

17. Zamengo L, Tedeschi G, Frison G, Griffoni C, Ponzin D, Jones AW. Inter-laboratory proficiency results of blood alcohol determinations at clinical and forensic laboratories in Italy. Forensic Sci Int. 2019; 295: 213-218. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.12.018.

18. Romano MR, Ferrara M, Gatto C, Ferrari B, Giurgola L, D'Amato Tóthová J. Evaluation of Cytotoxicity of Perfluorocarbons for Intraocular Use by Cytotoxicity Test In Vitro in Cell Lines and Human Donor Retina Ex Vivo. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2019; 8(5): 24. doi: 10.1167/tvst.8.5.24.



1. Giannaccare G, Ferrari S, Gallon P, Busin M. Cheratiti batteriche. In “Le Cheratiti”. S.I.TRA.C Società Italiana Trapianto di Cornea e Superficie Oculare. Antonio Delfino Editore – medicina-scienze 2019, pp 11-30.
2. Moramarco A, Russello G, Fontana L, Ponzin D, Nubile M, Mastropasqua L, Caporossi A. Cheratiti fungine. In “Le Cheratiti”. S.I.TRA.C Società Italiana Trapianto di Cornea e Superficie Oculare. Antonio Delfino Editore – medicina-scienze 2019, pp 31-46.