Antonio Scialdone



Dr. Antonio Scialdone is the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology - Istituto Oftalmico San Donato at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Milan. 

In 1979, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Florence, where he specialized in ophthalmology in 1983.

During his specialization, he completed a year of retinal diseases training at the University of Trieste under the supervision of Professor Brancato, and in 1984 he interned in diabetic retinopathy at Hammersmith Hospital in London.

From 1984 to 2000, he worked in the ophthalmology department of 'Ospedale San Raffaele and became responsible for the surgery of the anterior segment of the eye, authorized for the organization of operating rooms and authorized for quality. Director of Oftalmico di Milano until April 2021, since May 2021 he heads the Department of Ophthalmology of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato.

Dr. Scialdone has experience in more than 21,000 operations. He is mainly engaged in:

  • Surgery and corneal transplantation,
  • Cataract surgery,
  • Complex and post-traumatic eye surgery,
  • Glaucoma surgery,
  • Elective retinal surgery,
  • Ophthalmological diagnostics and consulting.

Dr. Scialdone is the author of 115 scientific publications, including 37 in peer-reviewed international journals, and two volumes on ophthalmology.

He received the AICCER Award (ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY) in 2011 for innovative research in the field of cataract and the SILO Award (Italian Society for Lasers in Ophthalmology) in 1987 for clinical research on the treatment of retinal detachment. 

Lecturer and keynote speaker at more than 95 national conferences, he was the scientific director of the journal of the Italian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2003 - 2005). From 1990 to 2000 academic year he taught the course "Intraocular lenses" at the School of Ophthalmology Specialization of the University of Milan.

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