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Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, MD, FEBO, got her medical degree in 2013 and her residency training in Ophthalmology in 2019 at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (Italy). Her main topics of interest are Medical Retina, Uveitis/Oncology, and Epidemiology of eye disease. She is a fellow of the Global Vision Database (GVD), a world-based project which provides global estimates for the prevalence of blindness and vision impairment and risk factors ( She completed two short-term fellowships in Ocular Oncology in India and Spain, respectively, and a one-year fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois). She is an enthusiastic researcher and a young mentor for trainees and residents. Dr. Cicinelli is part of the International Retina Panel (2019-2021) and she is a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology since 2019. She got the National scientific qualification for Associate Professor in July 2020. Dr. Cicinelli has contributed to more than 130 peer-reviewed articles. She is the 2020 awardee of the International Council of Ophthalmology Allergan Fellowship, a research grant supporting international ophthalmologists.

Unique identifiers

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2938-0409

Scopus Author ID: 37260895200

Researcher ID: M-1611-2019


2013 MD at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (Italy)

2019 Residency in Ophthalmology at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (Italy)

2020 Fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Positions and Training:

2019: Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)

2020: Research Grant at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (Milano)

2021 : Type-A researcher in Ophthalmolohy at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano (Italy)

Honors and Awards

2016: ECFMG (Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate

2020: National scientific qualification for Associate Professor - sector 06/F2 (Ophthalmology)

2020:  International Council of Ophthalmology Allergan Fellowship

Professional Activities:

  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Ophthalmology ; Assistant Editor for European Journal of Ophthalmology ; Guest Editor for Journal of Diabetes Research; Member of Advisory Board for Ophthalmology and Therapy.  “Ad hoc” reviewer for major peer-reviewed journals: Survey of Ophthalmology, PLOS ONE, IOVS, Retina, Ophthalmology Retina, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Expert Review in Ophthalmology.
  • Society affiliation: Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (2015-present), Member of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology

Teaching experience

2019 – 2020    Trainee of Ophthalmology Residency Program, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy


Cicinelli MV, Rabiolo A, Brambati M, Viganò C, Bandello F, Battaglia Parodi M.

Factors Influencing Retinal Pigment Epithelium-Atrophy Progression Rate in Stargardt Disease

Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2020 Jun 25;9(7):33. doi: 10.1167/tvst.9.7.33.

Cicinelli MV, Rabiolo A, Zollet P, Capone L, Lattanzio R, Bandello F.

Persistent or Recurrent Diabetic Macular Edema after Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.19 mg Implant: risk factors and management.

Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;215:14-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.03.016.

Cicinelli MV, Hassan O, Gill MK, Goldstein D, Parodi MB, Jampol LM.

A MEWDS-like reaction to concurrent retinal insults.

Ophthalmol Retina. 2020 Dec 18:S2468-6530(20)30488-7. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2020.12.007


Cicinelli MV, Giuffré C, Marchese A, Jampol LM, Introini U, Miserocchi E, Bandello F, Modorati GM. 

The bacillary detachment in posterior segment ocular diseases.

Ophthalmology Retina 2019 Dec 10. pii: S2468-6530(19)30667-0. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2019.12.003

Cicinelli MV, Cavalleri M, Consorte A, Rabiolo A, Sacconi R, Bandello F, Querques G

Swept-source and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography angiography versus dye angiography in the measurement of type 1 neovascularization.

Retina. 2019 Jan 14. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002452.


Cicinelli MV, Marchese A, Aragona A, Miserocchi E, Bandello F, Modorati G

Ultra-widefield Imaging of Vaso-occlusive Retinopathy Secondary to Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Retina. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002593. IF 3.815


Cicinelli MV, Rabiolo A, Marchese A, de Vitis L, Carnevali A, Querques L, Bandello F, Querques G.

Choroidal morphometric analysis in non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration by means of optical coherence tomography angiography.

Br J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan 5. pii: bjophthalmol-2016-309481


Cicinelli MV, Rosenblatt A, Grosso D, Zollet P, Capone L, Rabiolo A, Lattanzio R, Loewenstein A, Bandello F; International Retina Collaborative.

The outcome of fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant is predicted by the response to dexamethasone implant in diabetic macular edema. Eye (Lond). 2021 Jan 21. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-01373-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33479485.


Giuffrè C, Cicinelli MV, Marchese A, Modorati GM, Brambati M, Ferreri AJM, Calimeri T, Ponzoni M, Bandello F, Miserocchi E.

Clinical experience in a large cohort of patients with vitreoretinal lymphoma in a single center.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Aug 26:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1787460


Parodi MB, Cicinelli MV, Marchese A, Giuffrè C, Viola F, Staurenghi G, Varano M, Bandello F.

Intravitreal aflibercept for management of choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks: The Italian EYLEA-STRIE study.

Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jun 2:1120672120928305. doi: 10.1177/1120672120928305. Online ahead of print.


Cicinelli MV, Cavalleri M, Lattanzio R, Bandello F.

The current role of steroids in diabetic macular edema

Expert Review of Ophthalmology 2020, 15:1, 11-26, DOI: 10.1080/17469899.2020.1729743


Panozzo G, Cicinelli MV, Augustin AJ, Battaglia Parodi M, Cunha-Vaz J, Guarnaccia G, Kodjikian L, Jampol LM, Jünemann A, Lanzetta P, Löwenstein A, Midena E, Navarro R, Querques G, Ricci F, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Silva RMD, Sivaprasad S, Varano M, Virgili G, Bandello F.An Optical Coherence Tomography-based Grading of Diabetic Maculopathy Proposed by an International Expert Panel: the ESASO classification

Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;30(1):8-18. doi: 10.1177/1120672119880394.  IF 1.716


Cicinelli MV; Cavalleri M, Brambati M, Lattanzio R, Bandello F

New imaging systems in diabetic retinopathy

Acta Diabetol. 2019 Jun 15. doi: 10.1007/s00592-019-01373-y. IF 2.996


Cicinelli MV, Marmamula S, Khanna R.

Comprehensive Eye Care – Issues, Challenges and Way Forward

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Feb;68(2):316-323. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_17_19 IF 1.019


Cicinelli MV, Marchese A, Bandello F, Coppola M

Inner Retinal Layer and Outer Retinal Layer Findings after Macular Hole Surgery Assessed by means of Optical Coherence Tomography

J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr 1;2019:3821479. doi: 10.1155/2019/3821479 IF 1.580


Cicinelli MV, Rabiolo A, Sacconi R, Lamanna F, Querques L, Bandello F, Querques G.

Retinal Vascular Alterations in Reticular Pseudodrusen with and without Outer Retinal Atrophy Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography.

Br J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan 23. pii: bjophthalmol-2017-311317. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2017-311317. IF 3.806

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