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Marco Lombardo, MD, PhD

M. Lombardo

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2004 – 2007: PhD in Biomedical and Computer Engineering, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro (Italy) - Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine. Thesis Discussion: “Study and design of an innovative system for measuring and correcting the wave aberration of the human eye”.

1999 – 2003: Specialization in Ophthalmology (50/50 with honours), Catholic University of Rome (Italy) - Department of Ophthalmology. Thesis Discussion: "First corneal surface optical aberrations and their correction”.

1993 – 1999: Degree in Medicine and Surgery (110/110 with honours), University "La Sapienza" of Rome (Italy). Thesis Discussion: "Application of an innovative visual biofeedback method in patients suffering from inherited retinal dystrophies".

Surgical Training:

2010 October: DALK-DMEK wet-lab course at NIIOS (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) under the supervision of Prof. Gerrit Melles.

2009 April & 2008 May: Visiting Surgeon at the Devers Eye Institute - Corneal Services (Portland, Oregon, USA), under the supervision of Prof. Mark A. Terry.

2001 June: Visiting Doctor at the Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante (Spain), under the supervision of Prof. J. Aliò.


- European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).
- Optical Society of America (OSA).
- The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Clinical Activities:

Dr. M. Lombardo is registered as physician, specialized in Ophthalmology and Eye surgery at the Ordine dei Medici-Chirurghi della Provincia di Roma with registration number M50316. He has his private practice in Rome at S.I.O. – Studio Italiano di Oftalmologia: via Livenza 3 (Mobile +39. 331/3438300) and in Reggio Calabria, via Torrione 2/D (Phone +39 0965/330914). Read more.

Dr. M. Lombardo is expert at corneal pathologies, corneal laser sugery, phacoemulsification procedure, medical retina and pediatric ophthalmology. He has performed more than 1500 surgical procedures, mostly on the anterior segment of the eye.

Specialties and Fields of Research:

Dr. Marco Lombardo's research interests are:
- Corneal Biomechanics.
- Nano-mechanics and Nano-resolved imaging of the corneal tissue.
- Byophisics of laser-tissue interaction.
- Wound healing of the corneal tissue.
- Human Optics and Quality of Vision (analysis of new visual metrics).
- Optical aberrations and visual performance.
- Biocompatibility of intraocular lenses.
- Innovation Technology in Ophthalmology: non conventional wavefront sensing and Adaptive Optics.

Dr. Lombardo is Researcher at the IRCCS Fondazione G.B. Bietti of Rome since January 2010.
Dr. Lombardo is responsible for various assorted. clinical and experimental, research projects related to the analysis of corneal biomechanics and optical quality of the cornea. He is principal investigator for the first Italian study on the application of Adaptive Optics ophthalmoscopy in the clinical setting. Read more.

Dr. M. Lombardo's scientific career has been recognized with many prizes and awards.

Publications and Conferences:

Dr. Marco Lombardo has published more than 25 papers on International peer-reviewed Journals and 4 chapters in book. During the last five years, he was speaker or author at more than 20 International Conferences. Read more.