Mr Francis Carbonaro

Mr Francis Carbonaro

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Francis Carbonaro, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Mater Dei Hospital, Malta. Mr. Carbonaro graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta in 1999 and subsequently specialized in Ophthalmology, gaining his PhD from King’s College London for a thesis entitled “Genetic Epidemiology of Glaucoma Endophenotypes: A Twin Study.”

He pursued all his postgraduate ophthalmology training in the UK. He worked as a Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology at hospitals in and around London and was awarded his FRCOphth in 2011. Prior to joining the Mater Dei Hospital, his most recent position was as a Glaucoma ASTO Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.

Mr. Carbonaro is a member of the editorial boards of Ocular Diseases & Therapeutics, Eye Reports, and Journal of Ophthalmology and has over 14 peer review publications. He recently edited a book entitled Managing Complications in Glaucoma Surgery, published by Springer Publishers. He is currently the Postgraduate Coordinator in charge of the ophthalmic training of all the ophthalmic residents at Mater Dei Hospital.


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Selected Publications:

  • Carbonaro, F., Sheng, K. (eds) (2017) Managing Complications in Glaucoma Surgery, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
  • Carbonaro, F., Hysi, P.G., Fahy, S. J., Hammond, C.J. (2014) Optic disc planimetry, corneal hysteresis, central corneal thickness, and intraocular pressure as risk factors for glaucoma, Am J Ophthalmol., 157(2):441-446
  • van Koolwijk LM, et al. (2012) Common genetic determinants of intraocular pressure and primary open-angle glaucoma, PLoS Genet,. 8(5):e1002611
  • Hysi PG, et al. (2010) A genome-wide association study for myopia and refractive error identifies a susceptibility locus at 15q25, Nat Genet. Oct;42(10):902-905
  • Macgregor S, et al. (2010) Genome-wide association identifies ATOH7 as a major gene determining human optic disc size, Hum Mol Genet. Jul 1;19(13):2716-2724
  • Carbonaro, F., Andrew, T., Mackey, D. A., Spector, T.D., Hammond, C. J. (2010) Comparison of three methods of intraocular pressure measurement and their relation to central corneal thickness, Eye (Lond). Jul;24(7):1165-70
  • Carbonaro, F., Andrew, T., Mackey, D. A., Young, T. L., Spector, T. D., Hammond, C. J. (2009) Repeated measures of intraocular pressure result in higher heritability and greater power in genetic linkage studies, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Nov;50(11):5115-5119

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