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 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.
I had my Lasik procedure with Mr Maurino more than a month ago. He was very professional and clear throughout the whole procedure and I am really happy with the final results.
During my first consultation, I was told that I was suitable for Lasik and that the procedure, in my case, should have been pretty straightforward. And so it was. I was shortsighted of about -5 in both eyes.
The operation was only slightly uncomfortable but with no pain at all. Immediately after the surgery, my vision was blurred but I could already read text that I was not able to.
The first day was only a bit uncomfortable (itching and watering), but seeing my sight constantly improving was really exciting. 24 hours later my sight was already 20/20. The first month went through without problems, I followed the aftercare and used all the drops I needed. After the first day and for the first week I only had some occasional discomfort, which was more like the sensation of a eyelash in the eye.
Of course this is just my experience and I believe it might be slightly different from case to case.
The whole operation was more like experiencing how fast, painless and effective this kind of technology is.
I have worn contact lenses for years but they had become increasingly uncomfortable to wear. I have considered Laser Eye surgery in the past but didn’t have the courage to proceed. I wish I had, the difference the surgery has made is amazing. I now have perfect vision and Mr Maurino has corrected my vision so I can see perfectly both for long and short term vision (being at that age where reading was requiring glasses if I had my lenses in!!). Driving is easier, and on a recent holiday, it was great to be able to go snorkelling and see everything.
The procedure itself was very straightforward and Mr Maurino was reassuring throughout the surgery. All the staff involved were helpful and the aftercare was also excellent. From the consultation through to the aftercare, Mr Maurino and his team provided a professional service.
As perfect a service as I could ever have hoped for. My initial consultation with Dr Maurino was encouraging and informative. I felt I was in very safe hands and elected to proceed with the surgery right away, and the operation at Moorfields was arranged very quickly.
The operation itself was very well organised and went beautifully, and each of my follow-up appointments with Dr Maurino were great. I always felt well taken care of by him and all of his staff at both Moorfields and his Marylebone clinic.
Best decision I ever made – highly recommended.
After been turned down surgery with a high street optician who offer the same treatment it was suggested I contact Moorfields private patient department ,so I looked into this on the net and obtained a number which I rang and arranged a consultation. At the time my prescription was +9 in both eyes and was wearing contact lenses but also was wearing reading glasses on top of them as well. the staff were extremely friendly and professional and Mr Maurino was and his team in my mind are nothing short of miracle workers as due to the extremities of my case as with all surgery there were risks. the surgery was completely painless and only took about 20 minutes for each eye with a gap of 2 weeks between each eye in my case and the results were nothing short of fantastic , I now don’t wear any glasses for driving and every day use and only have to wear a small prescription for reading if required. As you can imagine for someone who has depended on glasses or contact lenses all my life since I can remember for me this is life changing I will be forever grateful to him and his team and would recommend Mr Maurino and his team to anyone who is even considering surgery ,as for cost please don’t be put off by my example as this is about the going rate for my prescription and the complexities of my case so every case is different and at the end of the day how can you put a price on your eye sight, for me the gain completely out weighed cost and risks.
Had a Lasik wavefront procedure for middle aged long sightedness. Very happy with procedure and excellent outcome.
Vincenzo and all his team are delightful.
Was recommended to Moorfields by a colleague at work who pointed out for eyes it is worth getting the best and if in London thats Moorfields
I had laser eye surgery three months ago, with fantastic results. The care and attention to detail by My Maurino and his team at Moorfields was excellent. After the initial consultation there was no pressure to go ahead with the surgery and the aftercare was excellent. Mr Maurino was available to discuss any queries pre and post-op and clearly answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Mr Maurino to anyone considering laser eye surgery (and I already have).
Mr Maurino is at the very top of his field. In trusting your eyes to someone you should go to the best at Moorfields. As one of my friends said, ‘Moorfields is where you go when a less experienced surgeon messes up your eyes’.
If you want laser surgery, go to Moorfields and go to Mr Maurino. You will be in safe hands.
Excellent care and surgeon 5/5.
This procedure has changed my life. Mr Maurino provided excellent care and information. I had a slight infection a few months after the surgery; I was seen straight away and reassured everything was fine.
I would recommend the surgery to anyone who is considering it.
Life changing surgery, professional and efficient.