Piera Versura

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc One month use of Systane improves ocular surface parameters in subjects with moderate symptoms of ocular dryness
    Piera Versura
    Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Section of Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum University at Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Ophthalmol 2:629-35. 2008
  2. pmc Efficacy of two-month treatment with Xiloial eyedrops for discomfort from disposable soft contact lenses
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Ophthalmol 4:1035-41. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Efficacy of standardized and quality-controlled cord blood serum eye drop therapy in the healing of severe corneal epithelial damage in dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Cornea 32:412-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Discomfort symptoms reduction and ocular surface parameters recovery with Artelac Rebalance treatment in mild-moderate dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Ophthalmol 23:488-95. 2013
  5. pmc Diagnostic performance of a tear protein panel in early dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, DIMES, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mol Vis 19:1247-57. 2013
  6. doi request reprint TearLab® Osmolarity System for diagnosing dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Teaching Hospital, Pad 1 Palagi, Via Palagi 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:119-29. 2013
  7. pmc A rapid standardized quantitative microfluidic system approach for evaluating human tear proteins
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
    Mol Vis 18:2526-37. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Ocular surface changes over the menstrual cycle in women with and without dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Department of Surgical Science and Transplants, Section of Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 23:385-90. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint A proposal of new ocular items in Sjögren's syndrome classification criteria
    P Versura
    Dept of Surgical Science and Transplants, Ophthalmology Section, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:567-72. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Tear proteomics in evaporative dry eye disease
    P Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eye (Lond) 24:1396-402. 2010

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc One month use of Systane improves ocular surface parameters in subjects with moderate symptoms of ocular dryness
    Piera Versura
    Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Section of Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum University at Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Ophthalmol 2:629-35. 2008
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of Systane((R)) Lubricating Eye Drops in improving the symptoms of moderate ocular dryness...
  2. pmc Efficacy of two-month treatment with Xiloial eyedrops for discomfort from disposable soft contact lenses
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Ophthalmol 4:1035-41. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of Xiloial(®) monodose eyedrops in the treatment of patients suffering from subjective symptoms of discomfort related to disposable soft contact lens (dSCL) wear...
  3. doi request reprint Efficacy of standardized and quality-controlled cord blood serum eye drop therapy in the healing of severe corneal epithelial damage in dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Cornea 32:412-8. 2013
    ..We standardized quality-controlled cord blood serum (CBS)-based eye drops and evaluated the efficacy of 1-month CBS treatment in the healing of diseased corneal epithelium in severe dry eye (DE) patients...
  4. doi request reprint Discomfort symptoms reduction and ocular surface parameters recovery with Artelac Rebalance treatment in mild-moderate dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Ophthalmol 23:488-95. 2013
    ..To evaluate Artelac Rebalance® eyedrops' efficacy in symptoms reduction, ocular surface parameters recovery, and tolerability in the treatment of mild to moderate dry eye...
  5. pmc Diagnostic performance of a tear protein panel in early dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, DIMES, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mol Vis 19:1247-57. 2013
    ..To evaluate the tear protein pattern in patients with recent subjective symptoms of dry eye (DE) and with poor distinctive DE clinical signs...
  6. doi request reprint TearLab® Osmolarity System for diagnosing dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Teaching Hospital, Pad 1 Palagi, Via Palagi 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Rev Mol Diagn 13:119-29. 2013
    ..As scientific evidence grows, it is expected in the future that it will represent an objective indicator of ocular surface health in the management of DE disease and in clinical trials...
  7. pmc A rapid standardized quantitative microfluidic system approach for evaluating human tear proteins
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy
    Mol Vis 18:2526-37. 2012
    ..To explore the potential of a chip-based miniaturized capillary gel electrophoresis device in a quantitative evaluation of the human tear protein profile and to validate the method...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ocular surface changes over the menstrual cycle in women with and without dry eye
    Piera Versura
    Department of Surgical Science and Transplants, Section of Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 23:385-90. 2007
    ..To analyze whether dry eye symptoms and ocular surface parameters change during different phases of the menstrual cycle...
  9. ncbi request reprint A proposal of new ocular items in Sjögren's syndrome classification criteria
    P Versura
    Dept of Surgical Science and Transplants, Ophthalmology Section, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:567-72. 2006
    ..To verify whether ocular surface tests other than those included in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS-I) classification criteria (Schirmer I, Break up Time, vital dye staining) may contribute to SS I diagnosis...
  10. doi request reprint Tear proteomics in evaporative dry eye disease
    P Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eye (Lond) 24:1396-402. 2010
    ..To analyze tear protein variations in patients suffering from dry eye symptoms in the presence of tear film instability but without epithelial defects...
  11. doi request reprint Performance of tear osmolarity compared to previous diagnostic tests for dry eye diseases
    P Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Curr Eye Res 35:553-64. 2010
    ..Tear osmolarity was evaluated in dry eye (DE) patients vs. a control group to assess its diagnostic performance compared to clinical and laboratory tests performed in either clinical or research settings...
  12. doi request reprint The ocular surface in thyroid diseases
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 10:486-92. 2010
    ..The review focuses in particular on Graves' ophthalmopathy as the majority of the literature is published on this topic...
  13. doi request reprint Hyperosmolar stress upregulates HLA-DR expression in human conjunctival epithelium in dry eye patients and in vitro models
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:5488-96. 2011
    ..To investigate the immune response of human conjunctival epithelium to hyperosmolar stress...
  14. doi request reprint A novel scraping cytology score system (SCSS) grades inflammation in dry eye patients
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Curr Eye Res 34:340-6. 2009
    ..We propose a conjunctival Scraping Cytology Scoring System (SCSS) as a reliable method to diagnose and score ocular surface inflammation in dry eye...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ocular surface and intraocular inflammation are related in SS-I and rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Mauro Cellini
    Department of Surgical Science and Transplants, Sect Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 27:853-7. 2007
    ..We recommend the aqueous flare be analysed in those rheumatic patients where an ocular surface inflammation has been documented...
  16. doi request reprint Cord blood serum-based eye drops: the impact of donor haematological and obstetric factors on the variability of epidermal growth factor levels
    Piera Versura
    Ophthalmology Unit, DIMES University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Blood Transfus 12:s44-50. 2014
    ..The influence of donor obstetric and haematological characteristics on EGF content was evaluated, to exclude unsuitable CBS and pre-select those CB units able to provide the correct EGF supply for healing corneal wounds...
  17. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of endothelin-1 in retinitis pigmentosa
    Mauro Cellini
    University of Bologna, Institute of Ophthalmology, Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmologica 216:265-8. 2002
    ..163). It is thought that an increase in ET-1 and retinal oxygen levels in RP could lead to vasoconstriction and a decrease in the retinal blood flow worsening the abiotrophic process...
  18. ncbi request reprint Nucleofection is an efficient nonviral transfection technique for human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells
    Michela Aluigi
    Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology L e A Seràgnoli, Via Massarenti, 9, 40137 Bologna, Italy
    Stem Cells 24:454-61. 2006
    ..In conclusion, nucleofection is an efficient nonviral transfection technique for hMSCs, which then may be used as cellular vehicles for the delivery of biological agents...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effects of endothelin-1 on human trabecular meshwork cell contraction. an in vitro cell culture model
    Mauro Cellini
    Department of Surgery and Transplant, Section of Ophthalmology I, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmic Res 37:43-9. 2005
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  20. ncbi request reprint Mononuclear cell antigen expression after contact with one-day disposable contact lens materials
    Piera Versura
    Centre of Biotechnological and Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmologica 217:225-30. 2003
    ..To analyse the effects of 1-day disposable contact lens (CL) material on mononuclear cell activation antigens and adhesion molecules, in an in vitro model set up in order to simulate the first 2 h of wear...
  21. ncbi request reprint Eye discomfort and air pollution
    P Versura
    Center of Biotechnological and Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmologica 213:103-9. 1999
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  22. ncbi request reprint Frequent replacement and conventional daily wear soft contact lens symptomatic patients: tear film and ocular surface changes
    P Versura
    Center of Biotechnological and Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Int J Artif Organs 23:629-36. 2000
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  23. ncbi request reprint The biocompatibility of silicone, fluorosilicone and perfluorocarbon liquids as vitreous tamponades. an ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study
    P Versura
    Centre of Biotechnological and Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmologica 215:276-83. 2001
    ..To investigate the interactions occurring at the interface between some currently used vitreous tamponading substances and the ocular tissues, in an early follow-up after surgery...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dryness symptoms, diagnostic protocol and therapeutic management: a report on 1,200 patients
    P Versura
    Centre of Biotechnological and Clinical Research in Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmic Res 33:221-7. 2001
    ..To report the diagnostic and therapeutic data obtained from 1,200 patients suffering from dry eye symptoms not due to Sjögren's syndrome or other auto-immune diseases...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Astigmatism in ocular neuromuscular nystagmus]
    E C Campos
    Abteilung für Augenheilkunde, Universität zu Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 223:615-9. 2006
    ..Data on refraction of patients with congenital nystagmus are not available in the literature...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Ocular surface analysis in patients affected with rheumatic diseases]
    P Versura
    Dipartimento A Valsalva, Sezione Oftalmologia I, Scuola di Specializzazione in Reumatologia Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna, 40138 Bologna
    Reumatismo 56:262-71. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic performance of tear function tests in Sjogren's syndrome patients
    P Versura
    Department of Surgical Science and Transplants, Sect Ophthalmology, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eye (Lond) 21:229-37. 2007
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  28. ncbi request reprint Menopause and dry eye. A possible relationship
    Piera Versura
    Department of Surgical Science and Transplants, Ophthalmology Section I, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Gynecol Endocrinol 20:289-98. 2005
    ..Therapy of dry eye is usually based upon topical administration of tear substitutes; estrogen or androgen-based eye drops represents a promising innovative treatment based upon important scientific rationale...
  29. doi request reprint Astigmatism in patients with idiopathic congenital nystagmus
    Michela Fresina
    Ophthalmology Service, Department of Specialistic Surgery and Anaesthesiology Science, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 251:1635-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the association between astigmatism and idiopathic congenital nystagmus (ICN) in infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Immunocytochemical analysis of contact lens surface deposits in transmission electron microscopy
    P Versura
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Curr Eye Res 7:277-86. 1988
    ..We conclude that the Igs come from the tear fluid and speculate about the Clq as a possible sign of involvement of the host immuno-defense mechanism against the prosthesis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of endothelin-1 and flunarizine on human trabecular meshwork cell contraction
    Mauro Cellini
    Department of Surgery and Transplant Section Ophthalmology I, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 231:1081-4. 2006
    ..Moreover, we observed that flunarizine inhibited the effect of ET-1 on the HTM cells...
  32. ncbi request reprint Detection of mucus glycoconjugates in human conjunctiva by using the lectin-colloidal gold technique in TEM. III. A quantitative study in asymptomatic contact lens wearers
    P Versura
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh) 65:661-7. 1987
    ..We speculate that the CL could possibly contribute to the failure of the tear film stability by altering the production of mucus...