Miss Anna MainoConsultant Ophthalmologist
MBBS(Hons), FRCOphth, FEBO, PGCert
Adult and paediatric ocular motility problems, neuro-ophthalmology, paediatric ophthalmology
Miss Maino studied Medicine at University of Bari, Italy, obtaining a first class honours degree in 1998. After completing specialist training at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (2001-2008), she undertook an internationally renowned fellowship in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital under Mr JP Lee, Miss G Adams and Prof A Moore. She started working as Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital in 2009 where she has been appointed to develop and lead a specialist Strabismus and Paediatric service. Miss Maino moved to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2016.
Miss Maino is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with extensive expertise in treating adult and paediatric ocular motility problems (double vision, strabismus (squint), abnormal head posture) with surgical, medical and optical treatments. Miss Maino has also a special interest in diagnosing and treating acquired problems (e.g. caused by direct trauma, road accidents, stroke, cancer treatment) both in the field of eye movement and perception of images.
She has an interest in medical education and research, actively participating to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes as organiser, lecturer and trainer. She is a member of the International committee and of the Educational committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She is Lead for New Consultants at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists – her task is to prepare new consultants to cope with the pressures of settling into a new role.
Miss Maino has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. She is regularly invited to present at national and international conferences.
She is one of the two UK representatives at the European Board of Ophthalmology and she contributes in setting standards for paediatric ophthalmology exams with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), and the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO).
She used to go to the theatre, art exhibitions and concerts (classical music and obscure rock bands) – now her spare time is dedicated to her young family. Her rendition of What the Ladybird heard is passable. The most avant garde she gets nowadays is watching the Tomliboos playing free jazz. She still listens to obscure rock bands, though. She speaks Italian and German.