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Videochat with the ophthalmologist

On 19th November 2018, Prof. F. Bandello spoke about diabetic retinopathy

Let’s shed light on sight. The main themes in contemporary ophthalmology are periodically discussed on videochat by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness-IAPB Italy.

A number of high profile experts have been invited to take part in the initiative. The last episode was dedicated to diabetic retinopathy: Prof. Francesco Bandello, Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, spoke about this topic on 19th November 2018 during a live streaming on IAPB Italy’s Facebook page, after World Diabetes Day that was celebrated on 14th November.

The presenter of the video-chats with the ophthalmologist is always Ms Livia Azzariti, one of RAI’s (Italy’s public national broadcaster) most renowned journalists for medical-scientific news programs.


You can put your questions, concerning the central theme of the interview, to the guest expert by sending an email to before each episode (at least one day before), or writing a post directly on our Facebook page. The most pertinent questions will be selected and the guest ophthalmologist of each episode will answer them during the video interview.


The 19th September episode was dedicated to the cataract, with the guest being Dr. Matteo Piovella, President of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology (SOI). This interview can be viewed on the IAPB Italy Facebook page, where previous episodes are also available. Prof. Emilio Balestrazzi, former Director of Ophthalmology at the Polyclinic A. Gemelli in Rome (Università Cattolica), spoke about retinal detachment on 25th June (watch the video-chat again), whereas the very first videochat was held on 30th May with Prof. Filippo Cruciani (former professor of Ophthalmology at Sapienza University in Rome and Senior Consultant of the National Centre for Vision Rehabilitation) (watch again).

Published on 29 October 2018. Updated on: 19 November 2018

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