Matteo Forlini was born in Ravenna (Italy) on 16th March 1981.
He graduated in Medicine at Bologna University (Italy) in 2007 with maximum score (110/110 cum laude), and he completed Ophthalmology Residency at University of Modena (Italy) in March 2012 with maximum score (110/110 cumlaude). Since 2012 to 2015 he worked at University Hospital in Modena as Retinal specialist and Vitreoretinal surgeon.
In 2013 he attended “European Vitreo-Retinal Training School EVRTS” in Bremen (Germany) improving vitreoretinal surgical skills, in addition to observership periods at Ophthalmology Departments abroad, (Weill Cornell
Medical College Presbyterian Hospital in New York, IMO Instituto de microcirugìa ocular in Barcelona, Klinikum Frankfurt Hochst in Frankfurt, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Mumbai).
Since 2015 to 2018 he worked at University Hospital in Parma as Retinal Specialist and Vitreoretinal surgeon.
He is active member of many international scientific societies: EURETINA, ESCRS, Vit-Buckle Society (VBS), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Club Vit Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology
(AAO). Also he is Board Member of European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS), Mediterrenean Retina Society, and MEDITERRETINA Club.
He is Editorial Board Member of Ophthalmology Journal since 2015. He is author of many scientific articles published on international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, especially about vitreo-retinal surgery and ocular traumatology. In November 2017 he received SOI-SOE LECTURE 2017 AWARD during 97’ SOI National Congress (Italian Society of Ophthalmology).

My Areas of Specialism:
Vitreo-Retinal Surgery (23g – 25g – 27g)
– Macular Surgery
– Retinal Detachment
– Complex cases (PVR, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, traumatic retinal detachment…)

Episcleral Surgery (Buckling)

Cataract Surgery
– standard phaco,
– bimanual microincision cataract surgery (B-MICS)
– complex cases
– traumatic cataract

Complex Trauma Cases – Ocular Traumatology – “Pole to Pole” surgery:
– corneal transplantation
– use of Temporary Keratoprosthesis (TKP)
– iris reconstruction (pupilloplasty)
– artificial iris implantation
– secondary IOL implantation (Iris-Claw IOLs, intrascleral sutureless IOLs)
– endoscopy (endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation ECP, endoscopic vitrectomy)
– intraocular foreign body (IOFB) management
– bulbar reconstruction (bulbar rupture)