Education

Dr. Francesca Romana Pesci graduated with honors in Medical Education (GME) in 2003 at the "La Sapienza" University of Rome.
In 2007 she obtained the post graduate degree in Ophthalmology in the same University with full marks and honors, under the guide of Prof. P. Pivetti Pezzi, MD. In 2007 Dr. Pesci underwent a training period at the Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases Unit led by Prof. Paolo Rama at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
In 2012 she obtained the Ph.D. in Molecular Morphological Sciences at the Catholic University of the Sacro Cuore in Rome.
Dr. Pesci gained specific experience in the management and treatment of uveitis and inflammatory ocular diseases, carrying out clinical and research activities at the Special Ocular Immunovirology Service of the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome.

Roles

  • 2017 – present day:  Dr. Pesci is actively working as researcher at the G.B. Bietti Foundation, under the guide of Prof. Stirpe and Dr. Ripandelli. Main clinical and research interests are related to vitreo-retinal surgery.
  • 2013 - 2015: Contractor at the Regional Rare Diseases Presidium - Behçet's disease, that belongs to DAI Testa Collo - U.O.C. Ophthalmology C of the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome. Contract scope was related to the project: "Behçet's disease: clinic and therapy"
  • 2009 - 2012: clinical assistance and scientific activity as PhD candidate in Molecular Morphological Sciences at the U.O.C. Ocular Immunovirology Service. Ophthalmology C of the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome
  • 2011 - 2012: Professional activity at the medical office of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Rome, on behalf of S.M.A. - Medical Services Medical Systems - S.r.l. (Rome).
  • 2008 - 2010: Professional activity at Clinic of the Israelitic Hospital in Rome.
  • SOI - Società Oftalmologica Italiana
  • SIUMIO -  Società Italiana Uveiti e Malattie Infiammatorie Oculari
  • Dr. F.R. Pesci is co-author of scientific publications in international and Italian journals:
    Ocular Behçet Disease: changing patterns over time, complications, and long-term visual prognosis. Accorinti M, Pesci F.R, Pirraglia MP, Abicca I, Pivetti-Pezzi P. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 25(1):29-36, 2017
  • Fuchs' heterochromic iridocyclitis in an Italian referral centre: epidemiology, clinical features and prognosis. Accorinti M, Spinucci G, Pirraglia MP, Bruschi S, Pesci F.R, Iannetti L. J Ophthalmol. ID 1458624, 201
  • Levofloxacin and Tobramycin for Severe Bacterial Keratouveitis. Accorinti M, Colao L, Gilardi M, Cecere M, Salotti A, Pesci F.R. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 19:1-7, 2015
  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease after stapedotomy. Accorinti M, Gilardi M, Nardella C, Amorelli GM, Pesci F.R. Eur J Ophthalmol. 21;25(6):e127-30, 2015
  • Multi-drug resistance and side-effects in a patient with Behçet’s disease. Accorinti M, Pesci F.R, Pirraglia MP, Priori R, Pivetti-Pezzi P. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 33(6 Suppl 94):141-4, 2015
  • Cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis: long-term follow-up of immunocompetent patients. Accorinti M, Gilardi M, Pirraglia MP, Amorelli GM, Nardella C, Abicca I, Pesci F.R.; Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 252(11):1817-24, 2014
  • Reproducibility of retinal thickness measurements in eyes with uveitic macular edema using Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography. Iannetti L., Pesci F.R., Spinucci G., Abdulaziz R., Pivetti-Pezzi P.; Acta Ophthalmol. 90(6) e490-491, 2012
  • Intermediate uveitis in a pediatric italian population Paroli M.P., Spinucci G., Monte R., Pesci F.R., Abicca I., Pivetti-Pezzi P.; Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 19(5), 321-326, 2011
  • Central serous chorioretinopathy as a presenting symptom of endogenous Cushing syndrome: a case report. Iannetti L., Spinucci G., Pesci F.R., Vicinanza R., Stigliano A., Pivetti-Pezzi P.; Eur J Ophthalmol 10;21(5):661-664, 2011
  • La sindrome dell’occhio secco nei pazienti con morbo di Basedow senza segni clinici evidenti di oftalmopatia Bruscolini A., Restivo L., Abbouda A., Pesci F.R., Pirraglia M.P.;  Ottica Fisiopat 2011- XVI: 235-241, 2011
  • Studio mediante citofluorimetria a flusso delle alterazioni della superficie oculare indotte dal trattamento topico con analoghi delle prostaglandine. Arrico L., Colella L., Pesci F.R.; Ottica Fisiopat XVI: 153-162,  2011
  • Manifestazioni oculari e alterazioni perimetriche nei pazienti affetti da sclerosi multipla. Accorinti M., Pesci F.R., Marino M., Corsi C., Palermo E., Fabiani C.; Boll. Ocul. (3): 272-278, 2006
  • Chirurgia del distacco regmatogeno di retina: cerchiaggio con benderella in silicone con chiusura in filo riassorbibile. Malagola R., Grenga P.L. Pesci F.R.; Boll. Ocul.(1): 71-75, 2004
  • Evoluzione e prognosi della cataratta nella iridociclite eterocromica. La Cava M., Simeone L., De Carlo L., Pesci F.R., Pirraglia M.P., Bozzoni Pantaloni F. Boll. Ocul.(1):35-44, 2004
  • Studio dell’endotelio corneale in pazienti affetti da uveite intermedia. Corradi R., De Carlo L., Pesci F.R., Molinari S., Mascaro T., Altimari S.; Boll. Ocul. (2): 143-152, 2004.
  • Cisti epidermoide orbitaria superonasale: un caso clinico.   Mannino G., Mastromatteo A., Papale A., Pesci F.R., Balacco Gabrieli; Boll. Ocul. (4): 361-366, 2004

Communications and Posters

  • Changing visual prognosis of Behçet disease over time. Accorinti M., Pesci, F.R., Pirraglia M.P., Gilardi M., Abicca I., Restivo L., Amorelli G.M., Pivetti-Pezzi P.  16th International Conference on Behçet's Disease Paris, Sept 2014.
  • Case Report: l’anamnesi nelle uveiti diffuse. Accorinti M., Abdulaziz R, Pesci F.R., Congresso Nazionale SIR – Roma, Dicembre, 2010.
  • Cytomegalovirus uveitis in immunocompetent patients. Accorinti M., Pirraglia M.P., Iannetti L., Pesci F.R., Palermo E., Abdulaziz. M.A., 9th International Congress IOIS Paris, Sept, 2007.
  • Chirurgia del distacco regmatogeno di retina: cerchiaggio con benderella in silicone con chiusura in filo riassorbibile. Malagola R., Grenga P.L., Pesci F.R., Grenga R. SOI 2004 84° Congresso Nazionale

Delivered Trainings

  • “Clinical Ophthalmology" on behalf of "Magenta Farmaceutici Srl" on 11/03/2016, Rome (role: Lecturer).