Maurizio Battaglia Parodi is currently working at the Department of Ophthalmology, Scientific Institute San Raffaele in Milan, and is Associate Professor at University Vita-Salute in Milan. He had previous appointments in the Departments of Ophthalmology at the University of Trieste and University of Udine. Prof Battaglia Parodi’s major clinical and research interests include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vascular diseases and dystrophies. He has taken part in many international clinical trials, and has authored over 210 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 3 books. Prof Battaglia Parodi has received many awards for his scientific activity and is a reviewer for the most important international journals.