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 has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and she regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. She is Trust Speciality Training Lead for Ophthalmology, mentoring eye doctors in training. She is the Lead for New Consultants within the Education Committee, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and she redesigned the New Consultants course with great success. She represents the United Kingdom at the European Board of Ophthalmology.

Some examples of published articles:

Corneal punctate epitheliopathy secondary to trichiasis following eyelash transplantation.

A newborn with unilateral limb enlargement.

The management of patients with thyroid eye disease after bilateral orbital 3 wall decompression

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