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Vincenzo Maria Franco Parisi, MD,
Studies and Training:
- High-school Diploma, Scientific lyceum in 1980 with 60/60; BA Medical Sciences graduated at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" on 03/11/1986 with 110/110 cum laude,
- Certification in Ophthalmology at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" on 11/07/90 with the vote of 50/50 cum laude,
- From September 1989 to December 1991 he worked at the CNR, Institute of Neurophysiology in Pisa directed by Prof. Maffei, carrying out research on the role of Nerve Growth Factor in plasticity of the visual system.
Previous work positions and professional experience:
- Since 1985, scientific collaboration with: 1) Ophthalmology Clinic of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2) II Clinical Neurology, , University of Rome "La Sapienza", under the direction of Prof. Francesco Pierelli and under the direction of Prof. Paolo Maria Rossini. Research topic: "neurophysiological study of the visual pathways in normal and pathological conditions ".
- In September 1989 he attended the Institute of Neurophysiology at the CNR in Pisa directed by Prof. Lamberto Maffei (current President of the National Academy of the Lincei). In 1991, he won a scholarship to the CNR "Research in the field of disciplines related to the National Committee for technological research and innovation". Research topic "Role of Nerve Growth Factor in plasticity of the visual system". The results of this research have been published on Journal of Neuroscience (1992), Neuroscience (1992) and Proceedings Royal Society (1993)
- In 1992, clinical and research fellow at the Ophthalmology Clinic of the University of Tor Vergata, directed by Prof. Massimo G. Bucci.
- In 1993, clinical and research fellow at the Fatebenefratelli Association for Research (AFAR), Rome, and at the Columbus Integrated Complex of Rome, Ophthalmology Clinic of University of Tor Vergata. Research topic: “Physiopathology of retinal and visual pathway in patients affected from diabetes” in collaboration with the Department of Diabetology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He was the first in the international literature to sort out a primary dysfunction of retinal ganglion cells and in particular of those macular, at the onset of insulin-dependent diabetes. Such research works have been published on Graefe's Archive (1994 and 1995), Diabetologia (1997), EEG Journal (1997, 1998), Diabetes Metabolism Research and Review (2001)
- 1999-2002, Research grants from AFaR.
- From 1994 to 2002, Prof. Massimo G. Bucci, Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, designated him to take care of the Department of Neurophysiology and Neurophthalmology. The latter cooperated with the Glaucoma Center of the same Clinic by studying the neurophysiopathology of glaucoma and morpho-functional correlations (OCT in relation to PERG and VEP) in ocular hypertension and glaucoma. The results of these studies have been published in leading journals such as Ophthalmology (1999, 2001, 2006) and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (1999).
- In the international literature, he was the first to highlight a post-retinal dysfunction due to phenomena of degeneration at the level of the lateral geniculate nucleus (Greafe's Archives, 1997, Clinical Neurophysiology 2001) and to document the effect of " enhancement" of the ganglion cells function and of the neural conduction along the visual pathway through the use of Nicergoline (Pharmacological Research, 1999) or Citicoline (Ophthalmology, 1999; Doc Ophthalmol, 2005; Prog Brian Res, 2008). The study about the effects of Citicoline in glaucoma won the 1998 Award of Clinical Research of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology.
- Since 1998, he collaborates with the II Neurology Clinic, University of Rome "La Sapienza" and the Neurological Clinic of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". Research topic: “The neurofunctional changes of the visual system in patients with multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, CADASIL, cerebrovascular diseases with involvement of the optic nerves, and migraine with and without visual aura.
- In the international literature, is was the first to suggest the use of OCT and pattern ERG for the “in vivo” evaluation of neurodegenerative processes of the retina that may be present in diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or CADASIL. Such research works have been published on Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (1999), Clinical Neurophysiology (2001), Neurology (2003), Eur J Neurology (2008), Multiple Sclerosis (2011).
- In 1998, he began his collaboration with the Foundation for the
Study and Research in Ophthalmology GB Bietti- ONLUS, under the supervision
of Prof. Mario Stirpe (Chairman) and Prof. Massimo G. Bucci (Scientific
- Since 2005, the year of the acknowledgement of the GB Bietti
Foundation as Institute of Hospital and Care with Scientific purpose (IRCCS),
he become a member of the Scientific Committee, he was in charge of the "Ricerca
finalizzata" and become Head of the department of "Neurophysiology of Vision
Institutional Research Projects
- 2005-2007, Principal Investigator of the Project of the Ministry of Health “Ricerca Finalizzata”, with the topic: "Potential therapeutic role of Nerve Growth Factor in glaucoma: studies in animal models and humans." This project, lasting 36 months, was completed in 2009 and resulted in qualified scientific papers published on PNAS (2009), Vision Research (2009), Journal of Glaucoma (2011).
- 2007-2010, Principal Investigator of the Project of the Ministry of Health “Ricerca Finalizzata”, with the topic: "Leber’s optic neuropathy: from the early diagnosis to the rehabilitation". This project, lasting 36 months, was completed in 2009 and resulted in qualified scientific papers published on European Journal of Ophthalmology (2012) and Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science Vision Research (2013).
- 2012, Principal Investigator of the AIFA project entitled "Evaluation of potential neuroprotective action of minocycline in addition to topical hypotonic therapy for the maintenance of functional impairment of vision in patients with Glaucoma"
- 2014, Principal Investigator of the Project of the Ministry of Health “Ricerca Finalizzata”, with the topic: " Morphofunctional visual pathways evaluation in multiple sclerosis: possible identification of neurodegenerative biomarkers".
- He personally presented 198 communications at national congresses and 90
at International Congresses.
Scientific Publications on Peer-reviewed Journals:
Recognition and Awards:
- In December 1993 he won a scholarship from the International Foundation Fatebenefratelli for "research in the field of retinal pathophysiology."
- In January 1998, his biography was published in WHO'S WHO IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING with the following reason "demonstrated considerable knowledge and appreciation recognized in their field of scientific application that contributed significantly to the improvement of society"
- In 1998 he won the Prize of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology for Clinical Research
- In 1999 and 2000, 2001 and 2002 and 2003 he won scholarships to the
International Foundation Fatebenefratelli "Electrophysiology of Vision" and
- From 1999 to 2010: he takes the responsibility of Teaching “Neurophthalmology” at the II School in Neurology at the University of Rome La Sapienza
- From 2002 to 2010 Professor of Neurophthalmology at the School of Specialization in Neurology at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
- “Expert reviewer” of:
Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science,
Archive’s of Ophthalmology,
British Journal of Ophthalmology,
European Journal of Neurology,
Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics,
Current Eye Research,
European Journal of Ophthalmology,
Expert Review of Ophthalmology.
Journal of Translational Medicine
Journal of Neuro-ophthlamology
Experimental Eye Research
Journal of Glaucoma
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Ophthalmology@Point of Care
Editorial Board Member of Journal of Clinical Medicine