UPMC Grand Rounds - Special Guest

The Vision Impairment and Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) Syndrome:  What Can We Learn from the Astronauts.  Gianmarco Vizzeri, M.D. is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch. He is also Medical Director of the Ophthalmology Clinical Research Center and serves as Vice Chair for Clinical Services. He is the holder of the Edwin and Rebecca Gale Distinguished Chair in Ophthalmology.

Dr Vizzeri is a graduate magna cum laude from the University of Torino, Italy and has successfully completed a glaucoma fellowship at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California San Diego.
Dr Vizzeri is a clinician and a scientist. He practices as a glaucoma specialist in the Houston/Galveston area where he performs over 200 complicated cataract and glaucoma surgeries every year. He has authored and co-authored over 120 journal articles, abstracts and book chapters in major ophthalmic publications. As an experienced lecturer, he is regularly invited as faculty at national and international meetings. His current main areas of research interest include ocular imaging, electrophysiology, ocular blood flow, glaucoma surgery and the VIIP syndrome.
Dr Vizzeri has been collaborating with NASA since 2011. During this time, he received numerous grant awards to study the effects of microgravity on ocular structures and visual function.