Gaspare Monaco



Dr. Gaspare Monaco is an ophthalmologist and Head of the Ophthalmology Operating Unit at Policlinico San Donato.

He graduated from the University of Milan in 2004 with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, and in November of the same year he obtained his License to Practice. In 2008, he completed his specialized studies in Ophthalmology at the same university. He has been a member of the Milan Register of Physicians and Surgeons since 30.01.2009.

He has gained several experiences abroad including:

  • 1998 - Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud, Fundación H.A. Barcelò, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2007 - Moorfields Eye Hospital, Cataract Service, Dr. Maurino V., London, UK
  • 2012 - European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, Dr. J. Guell, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 2013 - Hospital Universitari Germans Trias I Pujol, Cornea Service, Dr. Sabala Llopart A., Barcellona, Espana
  • 2015 - Queens Medical Centre, Cornea Service, Prof. Dua HS., Nottingham, UK

Dr. Monaco has a high specialization in the treatment of:

  • cataract (complex calculation of multifocal and toric artificial lens);
  • refractive surgery (FemtoLASIK, Smile and PRK);
  • high myopia (phakic intraocular lens implantation);
  • glaucoma (valve implants);
  • clinical and surgical cornea (transplants);
  • traumatology (complex anterior segment reconstructions);
  • ocular infections;
  • dry eye.

He also has surgical experience and experience in using ad hoc instrumentation for:

  • cataract surgery by ultrasound (Alcon Infinity and Centurion Vision System)
  • cataract surgery by Femtolaser (Alcon LenSx System, Bausch & Lomb Technolas Perfect Vision Victus, Bausch & Lomb STELLARIS, Johnson & Johnson Catalys Precision Laser System)
  • secondary intraocular lens implants in aphakia using Yamane's technique
  • corneal transplantation (UT-DSAEK, PK/DALK)
  • laser surgery for correction of visual defects by FemtoLASIK, Smile, PRK, t-PRK (Bausch & Lomb Technolas Perfect Vision Teneo 317 + AMO IFS 150 Hz or B+L Victus)
  • Laser surgery for corneal scar removal using PTK/PRK (Bausch & Lomb Technolas Perfect Vision Teneo 317, ZEISS VisuMax)
  • Glaucoma surgery: SLT/MLT, Transcleral Cyclophotocoagulation with G-Probe (CTCP), XEN-gel stent implantation (Allergan) and iStent inject W (Glaukos),
  • Preserflo micro-shunt implantation (Santen)
  • treatment of exudative maculopathy (including diabetic)
  • anti-VEGF intraocular injections: Eylea, Lucentis, Avastin
  • dexamethasone intraocular injections: Ozurdex
  • treatment of dry eye
  • pulsed light (IRPL)
  • LipiFlow.
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Latest publications

Effectiveness and safety of intravenous dexmedetomidine sedation for ophthalmic surgery under regional anesthesia
Eur J Ophthalmol. Actual status: under minor revision.
De Nucci A, Scialdone A, Lando G, Monaco G, CacioppoV, Campbell Davies S, Casalino G, Gemma M.
Coronavirus disease 2019 presenting with conjunctivitis as the first symptom
Eye (Lond). 2020 Jul;34(7):1235-1236.
Casalino G, Monaco G, Di Sarro PP, David A, Scialdone A.
Superficial keratectomy followed by intense pulsed light for Salzmann’s nodular de-generation and coexisting meibomian gland dysfunction
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct 9;1120672120964691.
Monaco G, Casalino G.
New ophthalmic dual-viscoelastic device in cataract surgery: a comparative study
BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug 15;4(1):e000280. doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2019-000280. eCollection 2019.
Monaco G, Gari M, Pelizzari S, Lanfranchi A, Ruggi G, Tinto I, Scialdone A.
Prevalence of peripapillary choroidal neovascular membranes (PPCNV) in an elderly UK population-the Bridlington eye assessment project (BEAP): a cross-sectional study (2002-2006)
Eye. 2019;33(3):451-458.
Wilde C, Poostchi A, Mehta RL, Hillman JG, MacNab HK, Messina M, Monaco G, Ver-non SA, Amoaku WM.
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and phototherapeutic keratectomy for man-agement of Thiel-Behnke corneal dystrophy
Ophthalmol @ point care. 2017;1(1): e14-e17.
Monaco G, Scialdone A, Gari M, Messi-na M, Wilde C, Dua HS.
Visual Performance after Bilateral Implantation of Two New Presbyopia-Correcting Intraocular Lenses: Trifocal versus Extended-Range-of-Vision
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017; 43:737–747.
Monaco G, Gari M, Di Censo F, Ruggi G, Poscia A, Scialdone A.
Long-term outcomes of limbal relaxing incisions during cataract surgery: aberrometric analysis
Clin Ophthalmol. 2015;31(9):1581-1587.
Monaco G, Scialdone A.
Visual performance of 2 aspheric toric intraocular lenses: comparative study
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013;39(6):906-914.
Scialdone A, De Gaetano F, Monaco G.
Imported Loa loa filariasis: three cases and a review of cases reported in non-endemic countries in the past 25 years
Int J Infect Dis. 2012;16(9): e649-662.
Antinori S, Schifanella L, Million M, Galimberti L, Ferraris L, Mandia L, Trabucchi G, Cacioppo V, Monaco G, Tosoni A, Brouqui P, Gi-smondo MR, Giuliani G, Corbellino M.
In vivo assessment of higher-order aberrations after AcrySof toric intraocular lens im-plantation: a comparative study
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2012;22(4):531-540.
Scialdone A, Raimondi G, Monaco G.
Effects of osmoprotection on symptoms, ocular surface damage, and tear film modifications caused by glaucoma therapy
Eur J Oph-thalmol. 2011;21(3):243-250.
Monaco G, Cacioppo V, Consonni D, Troiano P.
Congenital iris ectropion associated with juvenile glaucoma.
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2009;46(1):35-37.
Monaco G, Franceschin S, Cacioppo V, Simonetta S, Ratiglia R.
Effect of hypotonic 0.4% hyaluronic acid drops in dry eye patients: a cross-over study
Cornea. 2008;27(10):1126-1130.
Troiano P, Monaco G.

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