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Gianfranco Bellizzi, MD PhD

Graduated at University of Bari in 2000 with experimental thesis in Ophthalmology (110/110 vote) and following publication.
Fellowship at Instituto Barraquer Barcelona (Spain) in November 2000, under the supervision of  Prof. J. Barraquer and Prof. R. Barraquer (Department of Anterior Segment).
1st. International Prize Rutllàn Instituto Univ. Barraquer Barcelona for the research: "Morphometry of retinal nervous fibers in amblyopia" in 2000; 1st. International Prize Rutllàn Instituto Univ. Barraquer Barcelona for the publication: "Binocular vision after refractive surgery" in 2001; International Prize Rutllàn Instituto Univ. Barraquer Barcelona for the publication: "The pseudo-doubling of the optic disc: a very rare case report" in 2012.

Postgraduated in Ophthalmology at Dept. Ophthalmology and Orl University of Bari, specialization from 2001 to 2004 (vote: 50/50 cum laude, thesis: "mf-Erg in diabetic retinopathy").
“Favaloro Medal” of the Società Oftalmologica Meridionale Italiana in 2003.
Voluntary in the Italian Red Cross from 1992 to 2006, with humanitarian missions carried out in national territory and in the Balkans, with some acknowledgement to the worth.
Ministerial grant for Research and improvement courses in foreign countries as post-doctorate, University of Bari 2004-2005. 
Master in Pathologies of the Cornea and Anterior Segment Diseases at Instituto Barraquer Barcelona, Spain (2004-2005).
Investigative research project for Catedra de Investigaciòn Barraquer, Centro de Oftalmologia Barraquer Barcelona: "Acomodaciòn y Pseudoacomodaciòn" in 2005.
Research doctorate in Neurophthalmology, University of Bari 2004-2007 (“Evaluation of the effects of citicoline during treatment for deep amblyopia by mf-ERG”). 
Fellowship to the Ophth. Unit of Bambino Gesù IRCSS Hospital, Vatican City, 2006.
More than 200 congresses and courses attended, in many as speaker, member of 10 ophthalmological international and national societies and promoter of many congress and meetings. 
Specialist consultant  for the 3rd. Aerial Command of Aereonautica Militare Italiana in 2006. 
Founder and editor of the magazine: “Sphera, oftalmologia & dintorni”.
Founder and board member of GINEV (Neurophthalmology and Science of Vision Italian Study Group).
Contract professor in Ophthalmic Pathologies in many courses and in Applied Low Vision Sciences Labs. for University of Bari 2005-2009; legal and technical consultant for surgical and care procedures delegate by the court of Bari.

Grant for research in electrofunctional study of retinitis pigmentosa, by ARP-Puglia in 2009.

Specialist consultant and surgeon to Anthea Hospital GMV - Bari.

Research fields: Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Pathologies of Anterior Segment and Ocular Surface, Neurophthalmology, Low Vision.





     Società Italiana di Oftalmologia (SOI)


     European Strabismological Association (ESA)


    Instituto  Barraquer Barcelona


     Gruppo studio Italiano Neurofisiologia della Visione (GINeV)


     Euretina Society


     European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons  (ESCRS)


     Società Italiana di Oftalmologia Pediatrica  (SIOP)


     Associazione Italiana Strabismo  (AIS)


     European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (EPOS)


     World Society Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS)


     Secciòn Antiguos Alumnos Instituto Barraquer




                                                    ORGANIZED EVENTS



Congress “Ocular torticollis: multidisciplinary aspects”                        

Bari, Dept. of Ophthalmology and ORL Univ. (January 2000)

Meeting “The visual prevention in children”                               

Bari, Dept. of Ophthalmology and ORL Univ. - Italian Red Cross (December 2001)


Advanced Course in Ocular Electrophysiology                                           

Bari, Dept. of Ophthalmology and ORL Univ. (November 2002)             


Congress “Strabismus Day”                                      

Bari  (October 2007)


Meeting “The culture of prevention: alcohol, smoke and drugs”      

Bari, Italian Red Cross  (November 2007)


XXVth. Congress of Italian Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology (SIOP)    

Ostuni  (June 2008)


VIIth. Congress of Italian Strabismological Association  (AIS)                 

Bari  (April 2010)




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