Professor Paolo Vinciguerra is the Head of the Ophthalmic Center at Humanitas research Hospital.
His activity focuses on refractive surgeries for the resolution of vision defects (myopia and astigmatism), on cataract, retina and maculopathy surgeries. He is a specialist of photo ablation with PTK technique, corneal transplant (perforating keratoplasty, DALK, DSAEK), corneal cross-linking (Epi-on, Epi-off and trans-epithelial Cross-linking).
During year, Professor Vinciguerra has performed over 5,000 cataract surgeries, over 2,000 transplantations and over 500 interventions with the excimer laser (both refractive and therapeutic). Also, more than 500 glaucoma interventions and 2,000 retina interventions have been performed.
Furthermore, Professor Vinciguerra has been involved in the design and the development (with international patents) of the excimer laser Nidek Co. LTD from 1991 to the present day.
Current Teaching Activity: Professor Vinciguerra is visiting professor at University of Milan. From 2001 to 2003 he was visiting professor at Ohio State University.
Also, he covers various positions:
- Member of the International Group for the Development of the Laser “Aesculap Medical”, Germany (1991-1993);
- Member of the International Group for the Development of the Thermokeratoplasty for the Biomechanical Component (Laser Thermal Keratoplatic), USA (1993-1996);
- Research Coordinator for Meditec Laser Group, Italy (1993-1998). He developed the hyaluronic acid mask fluid for refractive surgery and therapeutic photo ablation with excimer lasers, in collaboration with the Laser Vis Chemedica Group, Switzerland (1998);
- Coordinator of the Working Group “Excimer Lasers Users” for the Italian Society of Refractive Ophthalmology (SIOR-CLR) (1995-1997);
- Member of the Keratomileusis Study Group (KMSG) from 2000;
- Researcher on LASEK at the Department of Ophthalmology at Washington University, USA (2001);
- Developer, for the Japanese Group Nidek Co LTD, of a patent for artificial eye for the simulation of laser intervention and for the definition of the “Custom Ablation” (2002). From 2002, he took part in the development and design of the first topographer, aberrometer, self-reflector and integrated pupilometer (OPD-Nidek Japan);
- Member of the International Group for the Research on Epilasek, Switzerland (2004);
- Member of Leica’s Surgical Advisory Board, Switzerland (2004);
- Member of the International Subcommittee Council Steering Committee ISRS/AOO (2007);
- Member of the International Council American Academy of Ophthalmology (from 2004);
- Oculus Optikgerate Consultant (2010).