Department of Medicine – Ophthalmology, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
Paolo Lanzetta is professor and chairman of ophthalmology at the University of Udine, Italy where he is also the director of the ophthalmology residency program. His main areas of activity are laser applications in ophthalmology, diagnosis and treatment of vitreous, retinal and macular diseases, and cataract surgery. Professor Lanzetta is actively involved in retinal clinical research and is currently an investigator in many international multicenter clinical trials on photodynamic therapy, anti-angiogenic and newer drugs and delivery systems. With surgical experience in anterior and posterior segment procedures and laser treatments, Professor Lanzetta has given over 350 presentations at national and international meetings. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) where he served as Co-Chair of the Retina Section Program Committee, the Macula Society. As well as publishing 200 original articles, Professor Lanzetta is a scientific reviewer for many journals and serves in the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Ophthalmology.
He is the founder and scientific director of IEMO -Istituto Europeo di Microchirurgia Oculare and the founder of the Centro di Formazione e Simulazione in Chirurgia Oculare “Maria Masieri Calvani”, a modern laboratory specifically focused on teaching of ophthalmic surgery through the use of simulator, wet- and dry-lab .