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
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.
Very hard to fault and I am extremely happy with the results of the surgery. One of the few things these days where you can say the money was well spent.
Everything went exactly according to plan, and most importantly expectations and how things would go were explained in a realistic manner (and happened that way!).
Wouldn’t hesitate to reccomend a family member or friend to Dr Maurino.
The initial consultation was very thorough. Mr Maurino consulted other peers on my treatment to give piece of mind and was available on the phone to answer questions. This was invaluable as the time during the first appointment was minimal. The surgery experience was very smooth. Mr Maurino’s team were reassuring and explained clearly what would happen. Mr Maurino again offered to be available on the phone if I had any questions. Overall the results have been fantastic and I would recommend Lasek surgery with Mr Maurino. If there is any constructive advice it would be to give more time in the initial consultation and to reduce waiting times for consultation if possible.
I had been considering having corrective eye surgery for some time, having worn glasses and contact lenses since my late teens.
I discussed this in length with both my GP and Optician and they both recommended Moorfield Eye Hospital.
A neighbour had been through the same process and was treated by Mr. Vincenzo Maurino at Moorefields. They were totally satisfied with their results and treatment.
Based on this, I rang the clinic to see if this might be suitable for my prescription. Following the conversation with the clinic who explained the process in detail, an appointment was made to ensure that I was suitable for the procedure.
I was given a thorough examination in the clinic a week later and then spent an hour with Mr.Maurino where he reviewed the results and confirmed that I would benefit from the surgery and that I was an ideal candidate.
Two weeks later I had the surgery and could realise the improvements even being driven home by my husband. I could read signs, car number plates and clocks on buildings by the time we were on the Euston Road!
The next day I was seen by Mr. Maurino for a scheduled check up and everything was fine. The back up and after care from both Mr. Maurinio and his team at the clinic has been first class and I am delighted with my vision four months after the procedure.
My son has since had the same corrective Lasik surgery performed and he is also delighted not to be needing contact lenses or glasses any more.
Needless to say I would thoroughly recommend Mr. Maurino and the lasik surgery to anyone considering this treatment.
The operation went perfectly.
Staff were friendly and helpful with an eye for detail and care for the after operation.
I recommend the Smile to anyone, in particular for driving, is the best solution.
Dr Sri Thrumurthy
An excellent experience overall. Mr Maurino and his team have provided me with excellent care throughout my time with them, and I am thoroughly grateful for my new vision.
As a surgeon myself, I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Maurino for the LASIK procedure.
Thank you once again!
Excellent result without any down time or pain.
Just about the best thing I have ever done. I would recommend Mr Maurino to anyone. I am sure if other people knew how easy this was no one would still be wearing glasses.
The prep for the surgery was very thorough. The surgery was painless and I felt in control throughout, as the team narrated each step I went through.
The post-op care has been great and I wish had done this decades ago!
Best decision of my life. My high prescription (-11) had remained constant for three years and I decided that I would look into eye surgery. I had worn glasses for 25 years and contacts for 20 years. I had never had an eye operation before and decided to research and choose the best eye surgeon I could find.
My consultation with Mr Maurino was very informative and following conversations with well respected medical professionals in London, who said he was brilliant and that they had even sent their own relatives to him for eye operations, I decided to go ahead. Laser was not suitable, so implantable contact lenses were the best choice for me.
Each eye was operated on a week apart and the operations were well-explained, smooth and straightforward. The results are fantastic – I can now read the smallest line on the chart and so no longer have to wear glasses or contact lenses. I am so happy and so glad I had this operation, and it has absolutely changed and improved my life. Mr Maurino was definitely the best choice and the staff and hospital took great care of me.
Mr Marurino did cataract surgery on both of my eyes and I achieved an excellent result. He was very kind, professional and made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend him to others.