Maria Elisa Scarale has a degree in Medicine and Surgery and in Orthoptics and Assistance of Ophthalmology from the University of Bologna, where she has specialized in ophthalmology. She has worked on outpatient and surgical activities on strabismus at the Koelliker Hospital in Turin. She furthered her studies at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and has written several scientific publications on strabismus. She is a co-founder of the CLK Eye Center of Turin. For the 2016/2017 season, she is official eye doctor of Juventus Football Club.