Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (University of Milan) and Director of Vitreoretinal Service (Fondazione Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinic), Italy
Dr. Francesco Viola is currently Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Milan and director of Vitreoretinal Service at the Fondazione Cà Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico of Milan, Italy. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Brescia and completed a research fellowship in retina at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Dr. Viola is currently principal investigator of more than 20 major clinical trials for the treatment of macular diseases, and has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a reviewer on numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Retina. He is also a frequent speaker at national and international meetings and a member of many professional organizations.
Dr. Viola’s main research activities focus on pathogenesis and therapy of medical and surgical retina, as well as on retinal imaging methodologies and phenotyping. His major clinical interests are in medical and surgical retina.