International Center for Ocular Physiopathology (ICOP), Fondazione Banca Degli Occhi Del Veneto, Venice, Italy.
Diego Ponzin is Medical Director and Corneal Consultant of the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation in Venice, Italy with clinical interest in ocular surface and corneal diseases, cornea biology, storage and selection for transplantation. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Padua, Italy and his post-doctoral diploma in Ophthalmology at the University of Udine, Italy and has been Research Associate at the Department of the FIDIA Research Laboratories in Padua, and Expert for eye banking of the Consulta Nazionale Trapianti, Rome. He has received multiple international awards including an honorary Member of the Italian Society for Corneal Transplantation (2000), and has obtained Scientific Research Award from the Italian Society of Ophthalmology. As a reviewer of several journals including: the British Journal of Ophthalmology, European Journal of Ophthalmology, and Cornea, he has (co-)authored multiple papers, and book chapter reviews.