Marco Lombardo, MD, PhD

Specialist in Ophthalmology and ocular surgery / PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Marco Lombardo lives and works in Rome (Italy). He is eye doctor, co-founder of Vision Engineering Italy. He holds strong expertise in the development of new methods of diagnosis and  treatment of corneal diseases, cataract and retinal diseases.
Clinical Specialties

Dr. Marco Lombardo is an expert in corneal laser refractive surgery, treatment of corneal diseases, such as keratoconus, cataract surgery, treatment of retinal diseases and pediatric ophthalmology.

Dr. Marco Lombardo devotes particular attention to the treatment of complicated vision disorders, such as irregular astigmatism caused by keratoconus or corneal transplant. Dr. Marco Lombardo has developed and validated in a clinical trial the transepithelial corneal cross-linking technique with iontophoresis for the treatment of keratoconus. Dr. Lombardo holds a significant experience in the with the femtosecond laser assisted treatment of irregular astigmatism caused by corneal transplantation.

Professional Experience

Dr. Marco Lombardo is registered in the Order of Physicians-Surgeons of the Province of Rome with registration number M50316. He performed more than 2000 surgeries on the anterior segment of the eye, mainly cataract surgery and corneal refractive surgery.

  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).
  • Optical Society of America (OSA).
  • The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Società di Oftalmologia Italiana (SOI)
Scientific Research

Dr. Lombardo’s clinical researches are aimed at developing new tools for early detection of retinal and optic nerve diseases using adaptive optics technology. Dr. Marco Lombardo is involved in the development of new treatments for keratoconus (personalized corneal cross-linking), and for the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (scleral iontophoresis).

Dr. Marco Lombardo has published more than 85 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and 6 chapters in the book. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Ophthalmology and is a reviewer for more than 20 international scientific journals.


2007 and 2008: Visiting doctor at the Devers Eye Institute in Portland (OR, USA).

2004 – 2007: PhD in Biomedical and Computer Engineering at the "Magna Græcia" University of Catanzaro. Dissertation of the thesis "Study and design of an innovative system for measuring and correcting the wave aberration of the human eye".

1999 – 2003: Specialization in Ophthalmology and Ocular Surgery with 50/50 cum laude at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. Dissertation of the thesis "Optical Aberrations from the corneal surface and their treatment".

1993 – 1999:Degree in Medicine and Surgery with 110/110 cum laude at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. Thesis dissertation on the use of a visual rehabilitation technique in patients affected by hereditary central retinal degenerations.