Miss Anna Maino is an eye surgeon who specialises in eye movements, double vision (diplopia) and eye deviations in children and adults. She is an expert in managing double vision, with a range of non-surgical and surgical tools. This is particularly relevant to those patients who are at risk of developing double vision after cataract surgery. She also offers advice all aspects of general ophthalmology.
Anna is motivated by the impact that Strabismology and Paediatric Ophthalmology have on patients either by maximising vision or by improving their appearance, employment prospects and quality of life. Anna is a compassionate, caring individual who cultivates positive communication with her patients and their families - she thoroughly enjoys seeing patients grow, develop and blossom in their own unique way.
After obtaining a first class honours degree in 1998 in Italy, she then worked as Glaucoma Research Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (1999-2000). She completed her specialist ophthalmic training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (2001-2008). In 2008, she undertook an internationally renowned fellowship in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She started working as a Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport in September 2009 where she was appointed to develop and lead a specialist Strabismus and Paediatric service. She moved to Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 2016 and she continues to lead the Strabismus and Paediatric Eye service in Stockport.
Research and education roles
Miss Maino has an interest in medical education and research, actively participating to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes as organiser, lecturer and trainer. She was Trust Speciality Training Lead for Ophthalmology, mentoring eye doctors in training, between 2013 and 2020. She is a member of the International committee and of the Educational committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and she is the Lead for New Consultants. She redesigned the New Consultants course for the Royal College of Ophthalmologist with great success.
She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals. She regularly reviews and presents papers at national and international conferences.
She contributes in setting standards for paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus exams with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), and the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO). In 2021, she was elected to the EBO Subspecialty Exam in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Board. This exam provides a formal recognition of expertise in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology across Europe.&
In 2021 she was also elected Vice President of the Residency Exchange Committee, European Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Education Committee, European Board of Ophthalmology.