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Costas Karabatsas

Costas Karabatsas

Assistant Professor
Thessaly University Medical School
Greece

Biography

Prof. Costas Karabatsas is a GMC registered specialist in Ophthalmology in the UK since 1995, also certified in Ophthalmology by the European Board of Ophthalmology, as well as the Greek Ministry of Health. He has an extensive surgical as well as teaching experience in various areas of Ophthalmology. He is a sub-specialist in the following areas :  cornea and external eye diseases,  refractive surgery,  glaucoma  cataract Dr. Karabatsas holds the title of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Thessaly University Medical School, in Central Greece. Currently, he is practicing with LaserVison Eye Center, Athens, Greece. He has undertaken his basic and specialized training as a resident, a registrar, a cornea fellow and a clinical lecturer at Bristol Eye Hospital, University of Bristol, in the UK. He accomplished his doctorate thesis (D.Med) on corneal transplantation, at the University of Bristol. After successful exams he became a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London (MRCOphth), a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBOphth). He has achieved recognition as a leader in the field of corneal transplantation, corneal topography, surgical correction of astigmatism and has directed clinical research at his department on glaucoma, cornea and external diseases. He has been principal investigator on devices, clinical studies on keratoplasty and external diseases, clinical drug trials, gene identification studies and biochemical studies on alterations of aqueous humor in pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Prof. Karabatsas has over 50 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, has lectured extensively to national and international audiences, and has presented a maltitude of scientific papers mainly on the subjects of glaucoma, cataract and corneal diseases. He has also acted as an instructor for different surgical courses worldwide and as a reviewer in various ophthalmic scientific journals. He is involved with several professional associations and national committees. He is currently the General Secretary of the Hellenic Cornea Society, the Treasurer of the Hellenic College of Ophthalmology. He is also member of the Board of Directors of the new Hellenice Eye Bank & Research Institute Demokritus, in Athens.

Research Interest

cornea and external eye diseases, refractive surgery, glaucoma, cataract