Mr Vincenzo Maurino holds the post of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, where he specialises in laser vision correction, laser cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. He is also the Adjunct Professor of corneal surgery at the prestigious University of Rome Tor Vergata.
What makes him stand out? In his 10 years’ experience providing vision correction, Mr Maurino has performed over 25,000 eye surgeries, and holds the Certificate of Competence from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO).
Any complaints? Vincenzo Maurino has received glowing reviews from his patients. But a couple have commented on his long waiting lists, and the limited time they felt they had together during the initial consultation.
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1. Qualifications and Training
Mr Vincenzo Maurino completed is ophthalmic training in Italy, where he became a board-qualified ophthalmologist in 1994. He moved to London that same year to complete specialist fellowship training in laser refractive surgery, corneal transplant surgery and cataract surgery at the world-leading clinic, Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Reputation and teaching
Mr Maurino is a member of the American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS, ESCRS,) as well as the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the European Corneal Society (EuCornea).
He also sits on the scientific committee of the SOI and is a board member of the SICCSO. And if that’s not enough, he is a regular invited speaker at international conferences, where he leads a number of courses for other ophthalmologists on laser refractive surgery, corneal laser assisted transplant surgery and femtosecond laser cataract surgery.
Areas of expertise
Vincenzo Maurino specialises in advanced Wavefront-guided LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery for long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism. These are the vision correction treatments he is best known for:
- Laser refractive surgery using Wavefront technology
- Small incision cataract surgery
- Implantable contact lenses for very high prescriptions
- Corneal surgery
2. How can he help?
Vincenzo Maurino has the experience to treat patients with the highest degree of near-sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. That means if your eye condition is complex, and only the most premium artificial lenses will do, he may be an eye surgeon to consider.
Having written extensively about laser and cataract surgery in international peer-reviewed journals, and presented on the subject over 100 times around the world, he should know what he’s talking about.
Mr Maurino performs laser surgery exclusively at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital, one of the best eye clinics in London, where he has access to state-of-the-art technology. But he will see patients both at the Moorfields clinic, and at others around the Harley Street area.
3. Mr Maurino’s fact finder
Here are six key things to know about Vincenzo Maurino:
- When did he qualify? The year of his first medical qualification is 1990.
- Where did he receive his ophthalmology training? His initial medical training was in Italy, and he expanded his knowledge further in the United Kingdom.
- When did he join Moorfields? He started a fellow in 1995, before becoming a Consultant Surgeon in 2003.
- What experience does he have there? Besides thousands of eye surgery procedures, he received advanced training called Fellowships at Moorfields in refractive surgery, corneal surgery, and cataract surgery.
- Any other skills? Born in Italy, he speaks English and Italian fluently.
- And his expertise? His research interests are: (you guessed it) cataract surgery and laser refractive surgery.
Membership of professional bodies:
- GMC Specialist Register in Ophthalmology
- Ordine dei Medici – Italia
- European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
- Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI)
- The Medical Contact Lenses and Ocular Surface Association, UK (MCLOSA)
- Full-time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital (since 2003)
- Lead Consultant Moorfields St Anne’s Treatment Centre
Other professional achievements:
- Regular invited speaker and moderator at international meetings
- Publications in ophthalmic journals
4. Mr Vincenzo Maurino Review : The Verdict
So, is Mr Maurino the right eye surgeon for you? Of course, that all depends on where you live, and what your budget is.
As you would expect of any Moorfields Private eye surgeon, Mr Maurino has some impressive qualifications, and over 25,000 surgical procedures in his pocket. But as you would also expect, that reputation comes at a premium – and there are no monthly payment options to help out.
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Mr Vincenzo Maurino Reviews
John Tarquin Tan
The best recommendation I can say is that I would let Dr Maurino operate on my son if and when his eyes need doing. He is professional and very thorough.I would not use anyone else.Superb back-up to the point he asks you to text him how your eyes are 24 hours after surgery.
Just had my 3 month post surgery check up. Very pleased with the result. Now have better than 20-20 vision whereas before I could not read the largest letter on the chart.Chose Moorfields as there are many things in life to cut corners on but your eyes are not one of them.I'm sure some of the consultation suites and waiting rooms are plusher at other dedicated eye surgery clinics but Moorfield's actual treatment room and equipment was first class.I would recommend the treatment and Mr Maurino in particular to others.
master s.ajaylogeshwar an 18 years old boy frum india tamilnadu state compliants of night blindness and defective visions in both eyes of 4 years duration on examination his best- corrected visualacuity was 6/24 in the right eye and 6/60 in the left eye. anterior segment examination showed post G3R keratoconus in both eyes.fundus examination revealed features of coe rod dystrophy in both eyes diagnosis was confirmed by electroretinogram.
Mr Maurino carried out laser eye surgery on my eyes just over a week ago. Couldn't praise him enough. Everything has happened as he explained it would and after my eyes being quite sensitive to light initially are the procedure, they have now calmed down and things are not so glary! I would recommend having this procedure done and would definitely recommend Mr Maurino to do it!
I felt nervous about having wavefront surgery on both eyes as a long term contact lense wearer but I was in the very capable care of Mr Maurino who put my mind at ease. He was highly recommended to me as one of the best in his profession. The procedure was quick and painless with a brilliant follow up of after care. I now have perfect vision which has transformed my life.
I had wavefront surgery on both eyes in October 2011 and I have been very pleased with the results; 20:20 vision in both eyes. I went for a consultation with another well known firm prior to meeting Mr Maurino and I just did not feel as comfortable with the checks and procedures they had in place which is why I chose Moorfields and Mr Maurino. Mr Maurino and his team put me at ease before, during and after surgery and the follow up care has been brilliant. Shortly after surgery I had a little accident and visited Moorfields A&E department just to check that everything was alright. Before I had even left the hospital Mr Maurino was calling me on my mobile to check if everything was fine as his colleagues had told him that I was at the hospital. Now that is after-care. Yes it is a little pricey but the results are definitely worth it.
I have been lucky enough to have my eyes operated on by Mr Vincenzo Maurino and wanted to post here as I cannot recommend him highly enough. As someone who was highly shortsighted (-8.5) and therefore unable to function without contacts or glasses, I was still nervous about having my eyes operated on but can only say that the surgery was life changing. I initially underwent the LASIK procedure and although the operation was slightly uncomfortable (this bit only lasts a matter of seconds!) I was astounded by the fact that I could see well immediately. I bored everyone by reading every sign or poster I could see on my way home! My eyes healed wonderfully and I was left with only a slight residual myopia. Although I could now legally drive without any contacts or glasses, I was used to having near perfect vision with contact lenses so I opted for a top up procedure to correct the residual myopia. Just prior to the consultation, I became pregnant so decided to wait until after my baby was born and I had stopped breastfeeding before having the operation. After this short delay, I went for the follow up operation. Due to the thinness of my remaining operable area, this time I underwent the LASEK procedure. The operation is very different to LASIK and I was warned that my vision would initially be blurred and it would be very painful. The operation itself is painless but my vision was indeed blurred afterwards. Over the following couple of days my eyes began to heal. Yes, it was uncomfortable but entirely bearable and I only used the pain-killing drops for the first day after. Very quickly the pain reduced and my vision improved. I am delighted to say that I now have better than 20:20 vision and my quality of life has improved immeasurably. This is entirely due to the wonderful skill of Mr Vincenzo Maurino and have no hesitation in recommending him....in fact I have done to friends and family! Good eyesight is priceless and Mr Maurino has changed my life!
Dr Maurino was extremely thorough in the preliminary asessment and highly curteous throught the laser treatment. I felt very safe in his care and the result is excellent.
I would say to anyone who is considering having laser eye surgery but is worried about the procedure - put those fears to one side and go to Mr Maurino as he is a safe pair of hands. I had a high astigmatism in boths eyes and couldn't function without glasses and contacts but I had put off getting a consultation for years because I was scared. Finally, talked into it by friends and family, I went to see Mr Maurino who explained the procedure precisely and answered even my most stupid questions so I went away fully trusting him. The surgery itself was carried out so I felt comfortable as he reassured me throughout it and I knew exactly what to expect as it was explained so well beforehand -- and it seemed to pass very quickly. Now, I have 20/20 vision. It's changed my life completely and I can't thank Mr Maurino enough. My only regret is that I didn't get this done years ago.
I have always been scared of anything coming to close to my eyes and, despite being seriously short sighted, I was always afraid of surgery.I contacted Dr Maurino still not convinced about the procedure, but his professionalism and humanity in explaining the technicalities and consequences of the treatment convinced me to face Lasik. Surgery was uncomfortable but the whole process lasted only a few minutes and Dr Maurino and his valuable staff made sure I was always feeling looked after. The morning after the surgery I could finally read my alarm clock without having to stretch to get my glasses and my life changed for the better. I had no specific side effect further to surgery and the uncomfortable feeling passed in a couple of days. Follow up visits were arranged promptly and full attention was given to every doubts and questions I had also after the operation. I would highly recommend the procedure and Dr Maurino to everybody in need.