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Videochat with the ophthalmologist

On 8th February 2019, Prof. Alessandro Lambiase answered your questions about dry eye on Facebook

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 is dedicated to the dry eye syndrome: on 8th February on Facebook Prof. Alessandro Lambiase of Sapienza University in Rome (Department of Sense Organs, Ophthalmology) – who has also previously worked with Nobel Prize winner Rita Levi Montalcini carrying out research on neurorigeneration – discussed the topic and answered your questions.

The presenter of the videochats with the ophthalmologist is Ms Livia Azzariti, one of RAI’s (Italy’s public national broadcaster) most renowned journalists for medical-scientific news programs. [1]


You can put your questions, concerning the central theme of the interview, to the guest expert writing a post directly on our Facebook page. All the pertinent questions will be selected and the guest ophthalmologist of each episode will answer them during the video interview, which takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

You can also send an email to at least one day before each episode.


Prof. Francesco Bandello, Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, spoke about diabetic retinopathy: on 19th November 2018 during a live streaming on IAPB Italy’s Facebook page.

The previous 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 2018 (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).

[1In the upcoming episodes topics such as glaucoma, keratoconus and astigmatism will be covered

Published on 21 January 2019. Updated on: 8 February 2019

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