Miss Maino is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with extensive expertise in treating adult and paediatric ocular motility problems (double vision, strabismus (squint), abnormal head posture, reading difficulties/dyslexia) with surgical, medical and optical treatments.
MBBS (Hons), FRCOphth, FEBO
Special clinical interests:
Cataract surgery (including complex cataracts) squint surgery (including adjustable sutures) minimally or no scar strabismus surgery technique, double vision neuro-ophthalmology, botulinum toxin to correct forced eye closure (blepharospasm)
- Strabismus (squint) surgery.
- Use of botulinum toxin in complex strabismus cases Quality standards in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology
- Current NHS and /or university posts: Lead of Strabismus and Paediatric Service and Consultant Eye Surgeon, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Year of first medical qualification: 1998
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association (BIPOSA) European Strabismus Association (ESA) American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) International Strabismus Association (ISA) UK Neuro-Ophthalmology Special Interest Group North of England Ophthalmological Society Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, UK Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists
After obtaining a first class honours degree in 1998, 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 under Mr JP Lee, Miss G Adams and Prof A Moore. She started working as a Consultant at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport in September 2009 where she has been appointed to develop and lead a specialist Strabismus and Paediatric service. 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 doctors in training. She represents the United Kingdom at the European Board of Ophthalmology.
She used to go to the theatre, art exhibitions and concerts (classical music and obscure rock bands) – now her spare time is dedicated to her young family. Her rendition of What the Ladybird heard is passable. The most avant garde she gets nowadays is watching the Tomliboos playing free jazz. She still listens to obscure rock bands, though.
She speaks Italian and German.