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
I had LASEK surgery to correct my short sightedness after many years of contact lenses. I am very pleased with the result and would highly recommend Mr Maurino.
I completely recommend having Lasik surgery, it's life changing! I've worn glasses for the last 23 years & I now finally have freedom! Being able to see from the moment I wake up without scrabbling for glasses is amazing!The service I received from Dr Vincenzo Maurino was nothing short of excellent, every single member of his team that I had contact with was professional, caring and knowledgeable. I was really apprehensive before the surgery, but the lasik procedure was fully explained to me so I understood exactly what was happening at each stage. The process was very quick, completely painless and without any post surgery complications. I am now enjoying 100% vision and I wouldn’t hesitate to fully recommend Vincenzo Maurino to anyone considering this type of surgery.
I completely recommend having Lasik surgery, it's life changing! I've worn glasses for the last 23 years & I now finally have freedom! Being able to see from the moment I wake up without scrabbling for glasses is amazing! The service I received from Dr Vincenzo Maurino was nothing short of excellent, every single member of his team that I had contact with was professional, caring and knowledgeable. I was really apprehensive before the surgery, but the lasik procedure was fully explained to me so I understood exactly what was happening at each stage. The process was very quick, completely painless and without any post surgery complications. I am now enjoying 100% vision and I wouldn’t hesitate to fully recommend Vincenzo Maurino to anyone considering this type of surgery. Carol O'Donnell
I had a lasik procedure in december 2012 with Doct. Maurino and i couldn't be any happier right now. Doct. Maurino was very supportive since the first preliminary visit when i was not 100% sure yet if having the surgery or not. Every aspect of client care been outstanding, preliminary visit was accurate, pre op info explained in depth, post op expectations measured and realistic (have 20/20 on the right eye right now and something less on the left one but this was already expected).Doct Mautino was also very supportive on the immediate post op, when i had a lot of "doubts" on what to do and what do not, always there prompt to answer me.Surgery itself was quick and pain free.I would really recommend Doct Maurino and his equipeFrancesco ManiscalcoDoct Maurino
After 26 yrs of wearing glasses and contacts I feel liberated. All thanks to the excellent advice, surgery, after care and overall service provided by Mr Maurino and his team.
After 15+ years of wearing glasses/contact lenses I jumped at the chance for laser eye surgery as soon as i was a suitable candidate. Following my consultation Mr Maurino recommended LASEK surgery, which is slightly more uncomfortable than LASIK and has a longer recovery time. However, the procedure was pain free and my eyes healed quickly. I have just had my last consultation after the procedure and I couldn't be happier with the results. This is the first review I have ever written for anything - that's how impressive Mr Maurino and his team are, world class!
Two years after my sister had been operated on by Mr Maurino, I finally plucked up the courage to go to an initial consultation for laser eye surgery. Following the success of my sister’s surgery, I could choose no other consultant but Mr Maurino. After an extremely careful and comprehensive examination of my eyes, I was advised that the Lasek rather than Lasik surgery would be more suitable, given the thinness of my cornea. The reasons and risks were explained clearly and I appreciated being given the opportunity and time to ask as many questions as I wanted.As my sister had the Lasik surgery, I was initially more anxious about going through with the Lasek surgery, especially since the healing process for Lasek is longer and can involve more pain and discomfort. My anxiety was, however, short-lived. I knew that I was going to be treated at the world’s largest specialist eye hospital and by an exceptionally skilled and eminent ophthalmologist. Contrary to what I expected, I experienced only minor discomfort after the surgery and I was astounded at how much my vision improved each day. I am overwhelmed with the results of the surgery and would undoubtedly recommend Mr. Maurino to others. Mr. Maurino is a true professional and a remarkable surgeon but he is equally a genuine, attentive and supportive consultant. I honestly don’t think I would have entrusted (or would ever entrust) anyone other than Mr. Maurino with my eyes.
Great treatment - hospital and surgeon were very clear and helpful and the pre-screening was very reassuring. There was more to the surgery from a surgeon's perspective than I initially expected (thinking everything was done with a machine) so I was happy I had gone with a clinic and surgeon of Mr. Maurino's standing. After-care excellent. Highly recommended.
I was doubtful about the laser operation as few years ago another Doctor (with no corneal expertise) advised against Lasik. Then I saw Vincenzo Maurino at Moorfields who is an expert of laser refractive surgery and also cornea. I felt safe from being treated by a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in a world renewed eye hospital with expertise beyond laser surgery alone. He explained very clearly the pros and cons of the operation and as such my expectations were fully met. One of the immediate positive effect of my now great vision is that my sport life has grown and I now practice regularly swimming, cycling and football without having to bother with glasses or lenses. I wish I did such operation years before! I fully recommend Mr Maurino at Moorfields without any doubt!
I had some trepidation going into this surgery but felt reassured by Mr Maurino and his very warm staff. The surgery was over in 15 minutes and I had no side effects at all. It was expensive but worth it.