Bertil DAMATO (UK)

Prof. Bertil Damato is director of the Ocular Oncology Service in Liverpool. This service receives more than 700 new patients each year from all over the British Isles and from overseas. The main conditions treated include melanoma, metastasis, hemangioma and lymphoma. Therapies include plaque and proton beam radiotherapy, transscleral and transretinal local resection, various forms of phototherapy and topical chemotherapy. His main research interests relate to melanoma and include the development and evaluation of novel therapies, genetic abnormalities, toxic tumor syndrome and quality of life.

He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters, along with authoring or co-authoring textbooks. Prof. Damato is president of the International Society of Ocular Oncology and past president of the Ophthalmic Oncology Group and the European Vision and Eye Research Association.