Professor Francesco Parmeggiani is an Ophthalmologist with expertise in clinical and translational researches especially regarding the degenerative retinal pathologies. He has extensive experience in the management of investigative projects and healthcare governance of vision-threatening diseases such as neovascular age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. In particular, from 2014 to 2016, at the Eye Clinic of the University Hospital of Ferrara he has been the Scientific Manager of a Research Program, supported by the Healthcare Fund of the Emilia-Romagna Region, for the Clinical Governance of the patients affected by neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Currently, as Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences of the University of Ferrara, he is the supervisor of well-established areas of research, i.e. pharmacogenetics of neovascular macular degenerations and clinico-genetics of hereditary retinal dystrophies. He is also the Scientific Referent for the Institutional Research of the University of Ferrara at the Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa of the Veneto Region, and the Scientific Representative of the Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa of the Veneto Region in the European Rare Disease Network ERN-EYE.
pharmacogenetics of macular degenerations • clinics and genetics of hereditary retinal dystrophies • pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration • pharmacotherapy of primary open-angle glaucoma