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Consultant, Neuro-ophthalmology Dept., University Vita-Salute Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy

Piero Barboni earned an MD in 1986 at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he completed his residency in Ophthalmology in 1990.

Appointed professor at the Department of Neurological Science of Bologna University from 2007 to 2011.

Currently, he is consultant ophthalmologist at Scientific Institute San Raffaele, University of Milan since 2012 and consultant ophthalmologist at Ospedale Bellaria, University of Bologna since 2016. Private practice at Studio Oculistico d’Azeglio, Bologna

He is also devoted to the study of hereditary optic neuropathies, for which he collaborates with several university-based centers (University of Bologna, University of South California, Los Angeles, USA, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil). These projects includes:

Concerted action of european comunities “Prevention of blindness: molecular research and medical care in retinitis pigmentosa” 1990-1993

The international research project on Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy in Brazil, sine 2005

Mitochondrial Disease Working Group Member for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Common Data Element (CDE) Project

Promoter of European Network on optic nerve degeneration (2016)

He has authored more than 100 papers on international peer-reviewed journals and several books.

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