Carta Arturo, MD

Associate professor
Università degli Studi di Parma
Unità di Oftalmologia
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche
Traslazionali Via Gramsci 14
43126 Parma, Italy


• (November 1999 to December 2013), Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology University of Parma, Italy
• (December 2013 to September 2016), Associate Professor in Ophthalmology, Unità di Oftalmologia Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Biotecnologiche, e Traslazionali (S.Bi.Bi.T.) Università degli Studi di Parma
• 1987-1993, School of Medicine, University of Sassari, Italy
• 1993-1997, Ophthalmology Residency, University of Parma, Italy
• 1996-1997, Clinical and Research Fellowship, Doheny Eye Institute, U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA, USA
• 1998-1999, Instructor and Post-Residency Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, University of Parma, Italy
• 1999-2013, Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Section, University of Parma, Italy
• 2013-2016, Associate professor in Ophthalmology, Unità di Oftalmologia Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Biotecnologiche, e Traslazionali (S.Bi.Bi.T.) Università degli Studi di Parma

Research Interest

His research interest includes ocular surgery, ocular rare disesase and neuro-ophthalmolgy.

Scientific Activities


1. Belpoliti M, Rosmini F, Carta A, Ferrigno L, Maraini G. Distribution of cataract types in the Italian-American Case-Control study and at surgery in the Parma area. Ophthalmology. 1995; 102(11): 1594-1597. doi: 10.1016/S0161-6420(95)30823-8
2. Carta A, Braccio L, Belpoliti M, et al. Self-assessment of the quality of vision: association of questionnaire score with objective clinical tests. Curr Eye Res. 1998; 17(5): 506-512. doi: 10.1076/ceyr.17.5.506.5191
3. Carta A, Cesana C. Ocular presentation and successful outcome of invasive sphenoid sinus aspergillosis in acute myelogenuos leukemia. Haematologica. 1998; 83(12): 1116-1119. Web site. Accessed
4. Ferrigno L, Belpoliti M, Carta A, Rosmini F, Maraini G. Influence of cataract surgery on progression of lens opacities in the fellow eye. Ophthalmology. 1999; 106(2); 232-235. doi: 10.1016/S0161-6420(99)90061-1
5. Carta A, Castelnuovo P, Delitala F. Neuro-ophthalmological presentation of Pneumosinus Dilatans. Neuro-Ophthalmology. 1999; 21(4); 233-240. doi: 10.1076/noph.
6. Ottonello S, Foroni C, Carta A, Petrucco S, Maraini G. Oxidative stress and age-related cataract. Ophthalmologica. 2000; 214(1): 78-85. doi: 10.1159/000027474
7. Vettori MV, Corradi D, Coccini T, et al. Styrene-induced changes in amacrine retinal cells: an experimental study in the rat. Neurotoxicology. 2000; 21(4): 805-810. Web site. Accessed
8. Carta A, D’ Adda T, Carrara F, Zeviani M. Ultrastructural analysis of extraocular muscle in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia. Arch Ophthalmol. 2000; 118(10): 1441-1445. doi: 10.1001/archopht.118.10.1441
9. Chiapponi C, Carta A, Petrucco S, Maraini G, Ottonello S. Transcriptional up-regulation of the protooncogenes c-fos and c-jun following vitreous removal and short-term in vitro culture of bovine lenses. Exp Eye Res. 2001; 72(5): 565-571. doi: 10.1006/exer.2001.0982
10. Craighero L, Carta A, Fadiga L. Peripheral oculomotor palsy affects orienting of visuospatial attention. Neuroreport. 2001; 12(15): 3283-3286. Web site. Accessed
11. Carta A, Ferrigno L, Salvo M, Bianchi-Marzoli S, Boschi A, Carta F.Visual prognosis after indirect traumatic optic neuropathy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003; 74(2): 246-248. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.74.2.246
12. Carta A, Bertuzzi F, Cologno D, Giorgi C, Montanari E, Tedesco S. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Ccerebri): Descriptive epidemiology in Parma, Italy, 1990 to 1999. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2004; 14(1): 48-53. Web site. Accessed
13. Carta A, D’Adda T, Carelli V, Ross-cisneros F, Sadun AA. Human extraocular muscles in mitochondrial diseases: Comparing Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Br J Ophthalmol. 2005; 89(7): 825-827. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2004.060590
14. Mora P, Gonzales S, Crafa P, Carta A, Guex-Crosier Y, Zografos L. Peculiar findings in a case of bilateral uveal pigmented lesions. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010; 18(5): 379-382. doi: 10.3109/09273948.2010.490631
15. Carta A, Mora P, Neri A, Favilla S, Sadun AA. Ophthalmologic and systemic features in möbius syndrome an italian case series. Ophthalmology. 2011; 118(8): 1518-1523. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.01.023
16. Carelli V, La Morgia C, Valentino ML, et al. Idebenone treatment in Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy. Brain. 2011; 134(Pt 9): e188. doi: 10.1093/brain/awr180
17. Barboni P, Savini G, Parisi V, et al. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in dominant optic atrophy measurements by optical coherence tomography and correlation with age. Ophthalmology. 2011; 118(10): 2076-2080. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.02.027
18. Carta A, Favilla S, Prato M, Bianchi-Marzoli S, Sadun AA, Mora P. Accuracy of funduscopy to identify true edema versus pseudoedema of the optic disc. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012; 53(1): 1-6. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-8082
19. Rinaldi S, Maioli M, Santaniello S, et al. Regenerative treatment using a radioelectric asymmetric conveyor as a novel tool in antiaging medicine: an in vitro beta-galactosidase study. Clin Interv Aging. 2012; 7: 191-194. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S33312
20. Ventura BV, Miller MT, Danda D, Carta A, Brandt CT, Ventura LO. Profile of ocular and systemic characteristics in Möbius sequence patients from Brazil and Italy. Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2012; 75(3): 202-206. doi: 10.1590/S0004-27492012000300011
21. Scorcia V, Busin M, Lucisano A, Beltz J, Carta A, Scorcia G. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography-guided big-bubble technique. Ophthalmology. 2013; 120(3): 471-476. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.08.041
22. Mora P, Menozzi C, Orsoni JG, Rubino P, Ruffini L, Carta A. Neuro-Behçets disease in childhood: a focus on the neuro-ophthalmological features. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2013; 8: 18. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-8-18
23. Barboni P, Savini G, Cascavilla ML, et al. Early macular retinal ganglion cell loss in dominant optic atrophy: genotype-phenotype correlation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014; 158(3): 628-636. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2014.05.034
24. Gandolfi SA, Ungaro N, Tardini MG, Ghirardini S, Carta A, Mora P. A 10-Year Follow-up to Determine the Effect of YAG Laser Iridotomy on the Natural History of Pigment Dispersion Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014; 132(12):1433-1438. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.3291
25. Tomas-Roca L, Tsaalbi-Shtylik A, Jansen JG, Carta A, et al. De novo mutations in PLXND1 and REV3L cause Möbius syndrome. Nat Commun. 2015; 6: 7199. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8199