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December 16, 2004 - 12:00am

Glaucoma Specialist Joins UA Department of Ophthalmology

Glaucoma Specialist Joins UA Department of Ophthalmology
Luca Brigatti, MD
, a specialist in glaucoma, has joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson as assistant professor.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Brigatti was assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, N.Y.

He received his medical degree from Milan University School of Medicine in Italy in 1989 and trained in ophthalmology at Milan University First School of Ophthalmology. In the United States, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in glaucoma research at Yale University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, and an internship in medicine at Greenwich Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, in Greenwich, Conn. He trained in ophthalmology at the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Brigatti's research interests include glaucoma, analysis of the structure and function of the optic nerve and nerve fiber layer, and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.

His professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

He is a scientific reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and Journal of Glaucoma.

Dr. Brigatti sees patients at the Arizona Lions Eye Care Clinic, 707 N. Alvernon Way, and University Physicians Healthcare Hospital at Kino Campus, 2800 E. Ajo Way; for an appointment at either location, call (520) 694-1460. He is fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson is dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving eyesight through innovative research and comprehensive eye care for all patients whose vision is threatened by eye disease or injury. Founded in 1982, the Department has grown to include 20 faculty members, who handle more than 30,000 patient visits a year, and is among the top ophthalmology departments at U.S. universities receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health.