Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra

Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra

Medical Director, Vincieye Eye Clinic
Physician and surgeon – Ophthalmologist
Head of the Ophthalmology Unit - Humanitas Research Hospital
Member of the Milan Provincial College of Surgeons and Dentists (Membership nr. 22405)

Areas of medical expertise


Research and surgical areas

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery with Excimer laser and refractive intraocular lens implant
  • PTK (photo-therapeutic keratectomy)
  • Cornea transplants (Penetrating keratoplasty, DALK, DSAEK)
  • Corneal cross-linking (Epi-on and Epi-off and Transepithelial cross-linking )
  • Retinal surgery and macular degeneration

Publications by Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra

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Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra
Prof. Paolo Vinciguerra

Previous experience

1999-2000 "Guido Salvini" Hospital - Bollate-Garbagnate-Rho
Head of Unit, Level II (Director)

1995-1999 San Gerardo dei Tintori Hospital, Monza-Milan
Deputy Head of Refractive Surgery, Level I (Consultant) Prof. Vinciguerra pioneered refractive surgery in Italy, making this hospital the country’s leading centre for refractive surgery and performing thousands of procedures. He also pioneered the user of Excimer laser and therapeutic photoablation as an alternative to corneal transplants and in cases of refractive retreatments.

1984-1995 San Gerardo dei Tintori Hospital, Monza-Milan
Hospital Assistant and Level I (Consultant) Cataract, retinal and cornea surgery and medical therapy.

Academic positions

  • 2016 - present
    Associate professor of Ophthalmology
    Department of Biomedical Sciences - Humanitas University

  • 2005 - present
    University of Milan, Adjunct Professor

  • 2003-2011
    Ohio State University - Visiting professor

Teaching and research activities

  • Lecturer: Lugano (Switzerland): 2012-2013; 2013-2014 - European Masters in clinical and surgical Ophthalmology ("Corneal refractive Surgery")
  • 2008 - present - Lecturer at University of Chieti: Ocular pathophysiology and Instrumental Semeiotics- Degree Course in Orthoptics and Ophthalmology Assistance

Scientific activity and research in Ophthalmology

  • 2012 – present: Journal of Refractive Surgery (USA), Board Member
  • 2006: Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today – UK, Board Member
  • 2003-2004: Video Journal of Ophthalmology(USA), Board Member
  • Contributor to seven international patents for special studies /devices employed in refractive surgery and related instrumentation
Scientific societies
  • Member of the Steering Committee and active member of numerous Italian and international scientific societies
  • ISRS International Council Steering Committee representative since 2004
  • Guest speaker/surgeon at numerous Italian and international conferences

Awards and prizes

  • 1986 Lombardy Ophthalmology Soviety
  • 1987 Triveneto Ophthalmology Society
  • 1987 Italian Ophthalmology Society
  • 1989 Italian Laser in Ophthalmology Society
  • 1992 Italian Laser in Ophthalmology Society
  • 2011 Renato Frezzotti Medal Lecture, Italian Ophthalmology Society
  • 2014 Award for lifetime dedication to private Ophthalmology – Italian Ophthalmology Society

  • 1993 - 1996 - 1999 - 2003 - 2011 - Best Paper ASCRS (Symposium on Cataract,IOL and Refractive Surgery, USA)
  • 1998 - Best Paper at American Academy of Ophthalmology and ISRS, USA

Professional achievements

  • 1998 Special scientific contribution to Refractive Surgery - International Society of Refractive Surgery, USA
  • 2003 Achievement Lans Award Certificate - American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA
  • 2010 Senior Achievement Award - American Academy of Ophthalmology, USA
  • 2011 Waring Medal Winner, USA
  • 2012 International Ophthalmololy Educational Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (USA)


The Refractive on line course has become an unmissable appointment for refractive surgeons keen to stay abreast of the latest scientific developments. Its aim is to provide specialists with an invaluable tool for acquiring both basic and advanced skills in the field of refractive surgery.