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Marco Mura, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Expertise: Macular Degeneration (Age-Related), Macular Holes, Macular Puckers, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ocular Trauma, Pediatric Eye Diseases, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Dystrophies, Retinal Vascular Disease, Retinal Vessel Occlusion, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Surgical Diseases of the Retina more



  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Departments / Divisions



  • M.D., Universita Degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy) (2001)

Additional Training

Retina Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom (2005)

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery Fellowship, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Dell’Omo R, Barca F, Tan HS, Bijl H, Oberstein SY, Mura M. Pars Plana Vitrectomy for the repair of primary inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated to inferior breaks. A comparison 25-gauge versus 20-gauge system. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb;251(2):485-90.

Klouwens MJ, Blok WL, Witmer AN Verouden CJ, Mura M. Serious complications of urinary tract infection in diabetes: emphysematous pyelonephritis and endogenous endophthalmitis. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013; 157(7): Dutch.

Van de Put MA, Hooymans JM, Los LI, van den Biesen PR, Lindstedt EW, Van Meurs JC, Van Overdam KA, Veckeneer MA, Crama N, Hoyng CB, Klevering BJ, Theelen T, Tilanus MA, Hooymans JM, Huiskamp EA, Los LI, Nolte IM, Postma G, Van de Put MA, Renardel de Lavalette VW, Bijl HM, Lesnik Oberstein SY, Mura M, Tan HS, Van Leeuwen R, Schellekens PA, Stilma JS, Bosscha MI, Reichert-Thoen JW, Ringens PJ, De Vries-Knoppert WA, Goezinne F, La Heij EC, Liem TA, Lundqvist IJ, Kerkhoff FT, Van Oosterhout EJ, Rademaker RP, Busch EM, Treskes DJ, Feenstra RP, Buitendijk GH, Kiliç E, Kuijpers RW, Vingerling JR, Swart W, Gunning FP, Humalda D, Hoppenreijs VP, Copper MN, Rademakers AJ. The incidence of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in The Netherlands: Dutch Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Study Group. Ophthalmology. 2013 Mar; 120(3);616-22.

Van Geest RJ, Klaassen I, Lesnik-Oberstein SY, Tan HS, Mura M, Goldschmeding R, van Noorden CJ, Schlingemann RO. Vitreous TIMP-1 levels associate with neovascularization and TGF-B2 levels but not with fibrosis in the clinical course of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. J Cell Commun Signal. 2013 Mar;7(1):1-9.

Veckeneer M, Mohr A, Alharthi E, Azad R, Bashshur ZF, Bertelli E, Bejjani RA, Bouassida B, Bourla D, Crespo IC, Fahed C, Fayyad F, Mura M, Nawrocki J, Rivett K, Scharioth GB, Shkvorchenko DO, Szurman P, van Wijck H, Wong IY, Wong DS, Frank J, Oellerich S, Bruinsma M, Melles GR. Novel heavy dyes for retinal membrane staining during macular surgery: multicentre clinical assessment. Acta Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun 20.

Roberto dell'Omo, Marco Mura. Metamorphopsia and optical coherence tomography findings after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery. American journal ophthalmology 06/2014; 157(6):1322-3.

Peiretti E, Ferrara DC, Caminiti G, Mura M, Hughes J. Choroidal neovascularization in Caucasian patients with longstanding central serous chorioretinopathy. Retina. 2015 July; 35(7):1360-7

Buschini E, Iannetta D, Bijl HM, Lesnik-Oberstein SY, Mura M. Subretinal versus intravitreal injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in post-traumatic submacular hemorrhages. Acta Ophthalmol 2015 Aug 18 epub ahed of print.

Mura M, Buschini E, Iannetta D, De Smet M. Vitreous biopsy under air. Retina (in press)

Mura M, Iannetta D, Barca F, Nasini F, Engelbrecht L, M de Smet, F Verbraak. Use of a new intraocular spectral domain optical coherence tomography in vitreoretinal surgery. Acta Ophthalmol (in press)

Mura M, Barca F, Nasini F, Bijl HM, Peiretti E, Iannetta D. Iatrogenic retinal breaks in ultra-high- speed 25 gauge vitrectomy: a prospective study of elective cases. BJO (in press)

Peiretti E, Caminiti G, Willig A, Lesnik-Oberstein S, Bijl HM, Mura M. Evolution of outer retina folds in patients with macula off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Retina (submitted)

Mura M, Iannetta D, Buschini E, de Smet M. T-shaped macular buckling combined with 25 gauge pars plana vitrectomy for macular hole, macular schisis and macular detachment in highly myopic eyes. BJO (submitted)

Contact for Research Inquiries

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Al Urubah Branch Rd, Umm Al Hamam Al Gharbi
Riyadh, 12329 map

Activities & Honors


  • Best Research Prize, Dutch Society of Ophthalmology
  • Best Research Prize, International Retinal Research Foundation
  • Visiting Professor University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Visiting Professor University of Cagliari


  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2005

    Member of the Dutch Ophthalmological Society

  • American Society of Ophthalmology, 2008
  • ARVO
  • Euretina
  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2005

    Member of the Dutch Vitreoretinal Society

  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2008

    International Member, American Society of Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2008

    International Member, American Society of Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2009

    Member of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research

  • American Society of Retina Specialists, 2010

    Member of the European Society of Retina Specialists (Euretina)

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Artificial vision with Argus 2 retinal prosthesis
    Keynote lecture, Advanced Vitreoretinal Conference, Tokyo, Japan (01/01/1900)
  • Robotics in vitreoretinal surgery
    Invited lecture, Euretina, Nice (01/01/1900)
  • Macular buckle for the treatment of macular detachment in high myopic eyes
    Invited lecture, Exeter, United Kingdom (01/01/1900)
  • Surgical treatment of age-related macular degeneration
    Keynote lecture, Greek Vitreoretinal Society, Athens, Greece (01/01/1900)
  • New development in retina surgery: intraocular OCT
    Keynote lecture, MNTK, Moscow, Russia (01/01/1900)
  • Surgical management of diabetic retinopathy
    Invited Lecture, Frankfurt retina meeting, Frankfurt, Germany (01/01/1900)
  • Management of retinal detachment in complex cases
    Invited lecture, Esaso, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (01/01/1900)
  • Retinal detachment surgery innovations
    Invited lecture, Trends in ophthalmology, Barcelona, Spain (01/01/1900)
  • Vitrectomy and macular buckle for treatment of macular detachment in high myopic eyes
    Invited lecture, Lebanese Ophthalmology Society, Beirut (01/01/1900)

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