Professor of Visual Apparatus Diseases and Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic and School of Ophthalmology, Padua Hospital, Italy
Professor Edoardo Midena graduated in medicine and surgery, and received his PhD from the University of Padova, Italy. He is board certified in ophthalmology, and is Full Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Padova, School of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Padova University Hospital.
Professor Midena is a member of the scientific board of the G. B. Bietti Foundation in Rome Italy. He is elected member of the Club Jules Gonin, the Retina Society, the Macula Society, and the European Academy of Ophthalmology; fellow of the ARVO and the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO); and General Secretary of the EBO. He is also an active member of the AAO, EURETINA, EVER, and ISOO; General Secretary of the Italian Retina Society; and consultant on visual disorders for the Italian Ministry of Health.
Professor Midena’s major scientific interests are chorioretinal diseases, ocular oncology, and diagnostic techniques in ophthalmology. His interest in retinal diseases has been devoted to chronic acquired diseases, investigated from bench to bedside. Professor Midena has contributed to the knowledge of the effects of different treatment modalities on retinal and choroidal circulation, and on retinal function. He has also particularly worked on new diagnostic techniques, such as microperimetry, fundus autofluorescence, indocyanine green angiography and confocal microscopy applied in the different fields of ophthalmology. He is recipient of the European Society of Ophthalmology European Leadership Development Program in Ophthalmology and the Achievement Award from the AAO.