Department of Ophthalmology
Catholic University of Rome
Dr. Italo Giuffre' is Consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology (Head: Prof. A. Caporossi) - Catholic University of Rome (Italy) since 2009 and Lecturer at the Orthoptics School in Bozen (Italy). He graduated as Medical Doctor cum laude at Tor Vergata University in 1988. He discussed a thesis about the biological and pharmacological aspects of neuroblastoma and retinoblastoma. In 1992 he postgraduated cum laude in Ophthalmology at Sapienza University (Head: Prof. M. R. Pannarale). He discussed a thesis about the ibopamine test after administration of corticoids in patients affected by allergic conjunctivitis. He completed a Vitreo-retinal Fellowship at Antwerpen Ophthalmology Department (Head: Prof. R. Zivoynovic). In 1995-1996 he was Lecturer of Genetic of eye diseases at the Postgraduate Course of Ophthalmology at Tor Vergata University of Roma (Head: Prof. M.G. Bucci). In 2001 he became PhD in Neuropaediatrics and malformative diseases at Sapienza University (Head: Prof. G.P. Cantore). He discussed a thesis about genetics of Apert and Crouzon syndromes.
His publications include one book about Genetics of Eye diseases, INC Editor 2000, 5 chapters in international books about ibopamine, apoptosis and tumorigenesis and genetics of glaucoma and over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He served as Medical Officer in the Italian Army in 1990-1991 and he is Captain since 2000. He worked at the Ophthalmological Department (Head: Prof. E. Balestrazzi) at L’Aquila University since 1992 up to 2009. Since then he served as Consultant at the Glaucoma Service and Hereditary eye diseases Service (Head: Prof. B. Falsini) at the Catholic University of Rome (Italy).
He attended more than 400 American, European and national meetings. In more than 100 he was invited speaker.
Cataract, glaucoma, hereditary eye diseases, orbit, paediatric ophthalmology, refractive surgery.