Querques Giuseppe Professore associatoMedicineMED/30




Professional Appointments

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milan, Italy

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele  Milan, Italy

Head, Medical Retina & Imaging Unit, Department of Ophthalmology

Previous Professional Appointments

University Paris XII Paris, France 2009: Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Créteil Eye Clinic, University Paris XII Paris, France

2009-2015: Praticiens Hospitaliers, Creteil Eye Clinic, University Paris XII, France

IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele Milan, Italy

2011-2015: Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology

Italian Ministry of University

2017 Full Professorship


University of Bari-Foggia Bari, Italy

1993-1999: M.D.

Postgraduate Training

University of Foggia Foggia, Italy

2001-2005: Resident in Ophthalmology

Retina Associated Of New Jersey New Jersey, NJ

2003: Fellow in Ophthalmology

Créteil Eye Clinic, University Paris XII  Paris, France

2004: Fellow in Ophthalmology

Inselspital Eye Clinic, University of Bern Bern, Switzerland

2005: Fellow in Ophthalmology

University of Foggia (PhD candidate) Foggia, Italy


University Paris XII (PhD candidate Fellowship) Paris, France

2005-2009: PhD degree in Clinical Medicine



Unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery (2000 – Nr 44758), and ophthalmology (2005)


Director of Research (2015)

Medical & Surgical activity (1999-2020)

More than 10000 surgeries (mainly cataract extraction) as first or second operator, including retinal laser surgery and intravitreal administration of drugs

Advanced multimodal imaging and diagnostics (~10000 procedures/year) mainly for retinal and macular diseases


Prize winner of the “Società Oftalmologia Meridionale (SOM)”: “MEDAGLIA D’ORO G. FAVALORO”, 2004

Grant winner of the University of Foggia: “SOCRATES”, 2004

Grant winner of the University of Foggia: “Progetto Giovani Ricercatori”, 2005

Prize winner of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), 2005

Prize winner of the “Società Oftalmologia Meridionale (SOM)”: PREMIO “LUIGI CARDIA”, 2007

Prize winner of the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), 2008

Research Grant from RETINA 3000 Foundation, 2009

Prize winner of the “American Society of Ophthalmology (AAO)”: Best Poster, 2012

Grant winner of the “French Retina Society”, 2012

Prize winner “Argus Hippium”, 2015

American Academy Ophthalmology Contributor Aword, 2018

Italian Society of Ophthalmology, Scientific Research Award, 2018

Macula Society “Young Investigator Award”, 2019

Grant winner senior investigator Global Ophthalmology Award Program “GOAP” (supported by Bayer) 2019

Musica Civica Association Aword, 2020

Professional Memberships  (selected list)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Club Jules Gonin,

European Retinal Specialists Society (EURETINA)

French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO)

Macula Society

Retina Society,

Società Italiana di Oftalmologia (SOI)

Cofounder/Executive Member of Opthalmic Associations

Asia Pacific Retinal Imaging Society (APRIS)

EURETINA (European Retinal Specialists Society)

Federation France Macula (FFM)

International Pathologic Myopia Society

International Retinal Imaging Society (IntRIS)

International Society of High Tech in Ophthalmology (I.S.H.O.)

Italian Society of OCT-Angiography (SIAO)

French Society of OCT-Angiography

Young Retina Specialists (YOURS)

Member of International Consensus Groups

International CSC Group

Consensus on Neovascular AMD Nomenclature (CONAN) Study Group

OCTA Nomenclature Group

International Widefield Imaging Study Group

Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-Investigator in clinical trials (CoI) –

(selected list)

ALCON ESBA C-10-083 (CoI)


ALLERGAN DME 206207-024 (CoI)








EVICR.net ECR-RET-2010-02 (PI)

GEFAL Study (CoI)

HEMOTECH SAS HRT-DMLA-07-ID-RCB: 2006-A00671-50 (CoI)











PASCAL-GA (NCT02800356) (PI)


Editor in Chief, Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member for International Peer Reviewed Journal

Acta Diabetologica (Editor – Topical Collection (continuous journal issue) - Eye Complications of Diabetes)

European Journal of Ophthalmolgy (Associate Editor)

Ophthalmology @ Point Of Care (Editor in Chief)

Ophthalmologica (Associate Editor)

Ophthalmology and Therapy (Editorial Board)

Retinal Cases & Brief Reports (Associate Editor)

Nature Scientific Reports (Editorial Board)

Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology (Editorial Board)

Annals Eye Science (Editorial Board)

Asia Pacific Journal of Ophthalmllogy (Section Editor – Medical Retina)

American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports (Editorial Board)

Prospective Reviewer - Grant Application for National and International Authorities/Organizations – (selected list)

Fight for Sight - Project Grants Application (UK)

French National Programme of Clinical Research (PHRC) Application, funded by the Ministry of social affairs and Health (France)

MIUR (Italian Ministry for Instruction and University) PRIN Application

National Science Centre (Narodowe Centrum Nauki – Poland - NCN; http://www.ncn.gov.pl)

Scientific Reviewer for International Peer Reviewed Journal –

(selected list)

Acta Ophthalmologica

Acta Diabetologica

American Journal of Ophthalmology

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Bio Med Central

British Journal of Ophthalmology

Clinical Ophthalmology

European Journal of Ophthalmology

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences


JAMA ophthalmology

Journal of Medical Case Reports

Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Molecular Vision

Nature Scientific Reports

Ophthalmic Research

Ophthalmic Surgery and Laser Imaging



Ophthalmology Retina

Ophthalmology and Therapy

Progress in Retinal and Eye Research

PLOS one


Retinal Cases & Brief Reports

Faculty Member, PhD Director of Studies (DoS), Steering Committee and Key Opinion Leader (KOL)/Advisory Board Member (ABM)

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy (Faculty Member, Medical Doctor Program)

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy (DoS, PhD in Clinical Medicine)

University Paris Est Creteil, France (Diplome Universitaire - DU in Macular Diseases)

ESASO, Lugano, Switzerland (Faculty Member)

ARI (Advanced Retina Imaging) Network, supported by Zeiss (Steering Committee)

KOL/ABM for Alimera Sciences (Alpharetta, Georgia, USA), Allergan Inc (Irvine, California, USA), Amgen (Thousand Oaks ,USA), Bayer Shering-Pharma (Berlin, Germany), Bausch and Lomb (Rochester, New York, USA), Heidelberg (Germany), KBH (Chengdu; China), Hoffmann-La-Roche (Basel, Switzerland), LEH Pharma (London, UK), Lumithera (Poulsbo; USA), Novartis (Basel, Switzerland), Topcon (Tokyo, Japan), Sandoz (Berlin, Germany), Sifi (Catania, Italy), Sooft-Fidia (Abano, Italy), Thea (Clermont-Ferrand, France), Zeiss (Dublin, USA).

International Meetings

Participation as Faculty Member/Invited Speaker, Moderator and Session Chair, for numerous National and Interational Meetings

Organizers and Scientific Committee Member for several National and Interational Meetings (including “MaculART” biannual meetings in Paris, “Retina & OCT Forum” annual meetings in Milan, “EURETINA” annual meetings - last meeting in Vienna, “International OCTA Congress” annula meeting in Rome)

H-Index (Scopus): 41

Total citations (Scopus): 6858


Articoli su riviste scientifiche (più di 500 pubblicazioni indicizzate):  

 PUBMED link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=querques+g 

(pubblicazioni selezionate - ordinate per data di pubblicazione) 


1: Sacconi R, Brambati M, Miere A, Costanzo E, Capuano V, Borrelli E, Battista M, Parravano M, Souied EH, Bandello F, Querques G. Characterisation of macular neovascularisation in geographic atrophy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr 9:bjophthalmol-2021-318820. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2021-318820. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33836986.

2: Borrelli E, Battista M, Vella G, Sacconi R, Querques L, Grosso D, Bandello F, Querques G. Three-year OCT predictive factors of disease recurrence in eyes with successfully treated myopic choroidal neovascularisation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Mar 10:bjophthalmol-2020-318440. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2020-318440. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33692035.

3: Querques G, Sacconi R, Gelormini F, Borrelli E, Prascina F, Zucchiatti I, Querques L, Bandello F. Subthreshold laser treatment for reticular pseudodrusen secondary to age-related macular degeneration. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 26;11(1):2193. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81810-7. PMID: 33500505; PMCID: PMC7838261.

4: Querques G, Sacconi R, Capuano V, Carnevali A, Colantuono D, Battista M, Borrelli E, Miere A, Parravano M, Costanzo E, Querques L, Souied EH, Bandello F. Treatment-naïve quiescent macular neovascularization secondary to AMD: The 2019 Young Investigator Lecture of Macula Society. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan 14:1120672120986370. doi: 10.1177/1120672120986370. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33445977.

5: Borrelli E, Battista M, Sacconi R, Gelormini F, Querques L, Grosso D, Vella G, Bandello F, Querques G. OCT Risk Factors for 3-Year Development of Macular Complications in Eyes With "Resolved" Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2021 Mar;223:129-139. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.10.011. Epub 2020 Oct 22. PMID: 33342759.

6: Borrelli E, Battista M, Gelormini F, Sacconi R, Querques L, Vella G, Viganò C, Bandello F, Querques G. Rate of misdiagnosis and clinical usefulness of the correct diagnosis in exudative neovascular maculopathy secondary to AMD versus pachychoroid disease. Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 23;10(1):20344. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77566-1. PMID: 33230253; PMCID: PMC7684296.

7: Sacconi R, Borrelli E, Querques G. Eplerenone for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. Lancet. 2020 Nov 14;396(10262):1556. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31610-X. PMID: 33189168.

8: Sacconi R, Borrelli E, Sadda S, Corradetti G, Freund KB, Yannuzzi LA, Souied E, Capuano V, Sarraf D, Querques L, Bandello F, Querques G. Nonexudative Perifoveal Vascular Anomalous Complex: The Subclinical Stage of Perifoveal Exudative Vascular Anomalous Complex? Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct;218:59-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.04.025. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32360340.

9: Sacconi R, Corbelli E, Borrelli E, Capone L, Carnevali A, Gelormini F, Querques L, Bandello F, Querques G. Choriocapillaris flow impairment could predict the enlargement of geographic atrophy lesion. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan;105(1):97-102. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-315800. Epub 2020 Mar 22. PMID: 32201374.

10: Sacconi R, Battista M, Borrelli E, Miere A, Corbelli E, Capuano V, Querques L, Souied EH, Bandello F, Querques G. OCT-A characterisation of recurrent type 3 macular neovascularisation. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb;105(2):222-226. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2020-316054. Epub 2020 Mar 30. PMID: 32229515.

11: Sacconi R, Lamanna F, Borrelli E, Mulinacci G, Casaluci M, Gelormini F, Carnevali A, Querques L, Zerbini G, Bandello F, Querques G. Morphofunctional analysis of the retina in patients with type 1 diabetes without complications after 30 years of disease. Sci Rep. 2020 Jan 14;10(1):206. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-57034-1. PMID: 31937811; PMCID: PMC6959306.

12: Spaide RF, Jaffe GJ, Sarraf D, Freund KB, Sadda SR, Staurenghi G, Waheed NK, Chakravarthy U, Rosenfeld PJ, Holz FG, Souied EH, Cohen SY, Querques G, Ohno-Matsui K, Boyer D, Gaudric A, Blodi B, Baumal CR, Li X, Coscas GJ, Brucker A, Singerman L, Luthert P, Schmitz-Valckenberg S, Schmidt-Erfurth U, Grossniklaus HE, Wilson DJ, Guymer R, Yannuzzi LA, Chew EY, Csaky K, Monés JM, Pauleikhoff D, Tadayoni R, Fujimoto J. Consensus Nomenclature for Reporting Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Data: Consensus on Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Nomenclature Study Group. Ophthalmology. 2020 May;127(5):616-636. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.11.004. Epub 2019 Nov 14. Erratum in: Ophthalmology. 2020 Oct;127(10):1434-1435. PMID: 31864668.

13: Borrelli E, Sacconi R, Klose G, de Sisternes L, Bandello F, Querques G. Rotational Three-dimensional OCTA: a Notable New Imaging Tool to Characterize Type 3 Macular Neovascularization. Sci Rep. 2019 Nov 19;9(1):17053. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-53307-x. PMID: 31745216; PMCID: PMC6863896.

14: Borrelli E, Parravano M, Costanzo E, Sacconi R, Querques L, Pennisi F, De Geronimo D, Bandello F, Querques G. Using three-dimensional OCTA metrics improves repeatability on quantification of ischemia in eyes with diabetic macular edema. Retina. 2020 Dec 14;Publish Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000003077. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33332812.

15: Borrelli E, Battista M, Gelormini F, Gabela MC, Pennisi F, Quarta A, Pezzella M, Sacconi R, Querques L, Bandello F, Querques G. PHOTORECEPTOR OUTER SEGMENT IS EXPANDED IN THE FELLOW EYE OF PATIENTS WITH UNILATERAL CENTRAL SEROUS CHORIORETINOPATHY. Retina. 2021 Feb 1;41(2):296-301. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002846. PMID: 32404847.



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