Paulo Stanga is a consultant ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and professor of ophthalmology and retinal regeneration at the University of Manchester. Professor Stanga specializes in vitreoretinal disorders that require either medical or surgical treatment, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular hole, retinal detachment and ocular trauma. Professor Stanga’s current research interests are in the pharmacological, surgical and laser treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema, laser-tissue interaction and phototoxicity and wound construction during vitrectomy surgery.

Professor Stanga founded and is director of the Manchester Vision Regeneration laboratory and runs a retinal clinical research fellowship programme. He is also a member of the scientific committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In November 2012, Professor Stanga started his tenure as president of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association.