Manuele Michelessi

Dr. Manuele Michelessi

Pubblications: PubMed

Operative Unit: Glaucoma Operating Unit

Sub-specialties: Cataract, Glaucoma, Systematic revie, Methodological Research issue, Imaging devices and their use for diagnosis and monitoring ocular disease

Clinical activity: Full Researcher at Glaucoma Unit, IRCCS – Fondazione G.B. Bietti, Rome, Italy.
Clinical and surgical activities at “San Giovanni – Britannico” Hospital as Ophthalmologist with the Glaucoma Unit of the IRCCS – Fondazione G.B. Bietti, Rome, Italy.


Education

  • From 2015-2017: Member of the “International Glaucoma Panel V and Mentoring program”, mentored by Prof Ted Garway-Heath (Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK)
  • July 2014: Specialization degree in “Ophthalmologist”, mark 50/50 with first-class honours, Univeristy of Rome, Tor Vergata. Thesis entitled: “Optic nerve head and fiber layer imaging for diagnosing glaucoma: a systematic review”. Supervisor: Prof Marco Centofanti.
  • April 2013 - May 2014: FELLOWSHIP as Research Scholar at “JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH” with professor Kay Dickersin and the Cochrane eye and vision group in Baltimore (MD), USA.
  • February 2009: inscription on the professional register as Medical Doctor with number M56930
  • December 2008 – December 2009: II level MASTER at “University of Modena and Reggio Emilia” entitled “Statistical methods applied to research and clinical study”, concerning randomized clinical trial, diagnostic accuracy study, regression analysis and other statistical methods relative to clinical research.
  • October 2007: Degree in “Medicine and surgery”, mark 110/110 with a first-class honours, University of Rome, Tor Vergata. Thesis entitled:  “How optic disc dimension and glaucoma stages influence diagnostic accuracy of Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3”. Supervisor: Prof Gianluca Manni, full professor of Ophthalmology at University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Roles

  • Full researcher as ophtalmologist at the Fondazione G.B. Bietti since 2015 to date.
  • Research Scholar at “JOHNS HOPKINS BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH” in Baltimore (MD), USA.
  • Italian Association of Glaucoma Researchers (AISG)
  • Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI)
  • European Glaucoma Society - Next Generation Partnership (EGS –NGP)
  • Association for Research Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Accuratezza diagnostica dello spectralis SD-OCT nella identificazione dei pazienti glaucomatosi: Multicenter Italian Glaucoma Study (MIGIS)
  • Rapporto Struttura Funzione tra valutazione morfologica mediante SD-OCT e valutazione funzionale mediante Perimetria Automatica Standard.
  • Riproducibilità e Accuratezza diagnostica del Cirrus-OCT
  • Confronto tra il Moorfields Multi Location Motion Displacement test (MDT) e la perimetria convenzionale in occhi sani e glaucomatosi
  • Studio dell'epidemiologia della malattia glaucomatosa nella popolazione urbana della città di Roma
  • Riproducibilità ed accuratezza diagnsotica del RTVue FD-OCT.
  • Perimetria SITA SWAP (Swedish interactive algorithm short- wavelenght) in pazienti con glaucoma: Valutazione dei pazienti con alterazione dello strato delle fibre nervose retiniche con perimetri SITA standard e SITA SWAP.
  • Valutazione delle caratteristiche genetiche della sindrome da dispersione di pigmento e del glaucoma pigmentario ed in altre forme di glaucoma.
  • Accuratezza Diagnostica dell’Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT) 3.
  • Influenza della dilatazione pupillare nelle misurazioni dello strato delle fibre nervose retiniche (RNFL), della testa del nervo ottico (ONH) e dello strato delle cellule ganglionari (GCC) con TSD-OCT (RTVue-100)
  • Effetto apprendimento della perimetria HEP (Heidelberg Edge Perimeter) in pazienti con ipertensione oculare.
  • Valutazione dei livelli di BDNF ed NGF nel plasma e nelle lacrime di pazienti affetti da glaucoma.NTs e glaucoma.
  • XEN Treatment Register (XEN-GTR)
  • Studio Multicentrico Bimatoprost Slow release (SR) per il trattamento della malattia glaucomatosa

Peer reviewer for the following journals:

  • Asia pacific journal of ophthalmology
  • British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Drugs
  • European Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Eye
  • Graefe’s archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology
  • International journal of ophthalmology
  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Ophthalmology
  • PLOs ONE
  • Editor for the COCHRANE collaboration with Cochrane Eye and Vision Group
  • Member of the Commette for the “European Glaucoma Society - Guidelines 2020” as NGP member.