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Dott.ssa Barbara Parolini


Dr Barbara Parolini was born in Verona, Italy, on April 17th, 1968. She is a vitreoretinal surgeon who exercises her practice, mainly in Italy, since 1997. She graduated in Italy from Medical School with laude in 1993 and obtained the diploma in Ophthalmology in 1997.

She has undertaken a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF (San Francisco, USA) and at UMDNJ (Newark, USA), on retinal pigment epithelium transplantation in 1994-1995 and 1997-1998.

She has been Director of Clinical Studies for FDA for the Medjet Company, in Edison USA, in 1997-1998.

She returned to Italy in 1998 and cofounded the TECLO Refractive Surgery Center in Verona, Italy in 1999 and co-chaired the center until 2006. In the same year, she began her work in the Vitreoretinal Unit of Istituto Clinico S. Anna in Brescia, Italy until 2006.

Between 2006 and 2011 she has offered her work in the Vitreoretinal Unit of the Sacrocuore Hospital in Verona, and then returned to the S. Anna Hospital in Brescia, Italy, in 2011, where she is has covered the position of Head of Department of Ophthalmology Unit.

She works as consultant in foreign countries.

Her expertise, besides the routine cases of vitreoretinal pathologies and cataract, are complex cases of submacular surgery, diabetic retinopathy and high myopia, as well as eye reconstruction after trauma. 

She has operated about 10000 cases, mainly vitreoretinal cases as well as cataract and refractive surgery.

She has published 40 peer-reviewed papers and 3 Book Chapters and an Ebook on Vitreoretinal Techniques (released in 2018).

She is tutor of Bremen VitreoRetinal School and Thessaloniky VitreoRetinal School.

Dr Parolini is regularly invited to national and international meetings, as a Speaker and Moderator. 

She has performed live surgery in Italy and abroad. Of note, at the Portuguese VR Society and at the Frankfurt Retina Meeting invited by Prof Eckardt.

She is reviewer for Graefe’s Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina Journal, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Acta Ophthalmologica, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology and is a member of the following societies: GIVRE, SOI, AIMO, AAO, ASRS and since 2016 VicePresident of the European VitreoRetina Society.

She obtained a patent of a model of macular buckle and a kit for episcleral surgery.

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