Dr Costas Karabatsas MD, DMed(Bristol), MRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed)Ophth is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology with the Department of Biomedical Sciences (Optics & Optometry), University of western Attica (UNIWA), Athens, Greece. He is also a practicing Consultant Eye Surgeon, specializing in cornea, refractive and glaucoma surgery. He gained his Ophthalmology training and his clinical corneal fellowship in the UK, at the Department of Ophthalmology, Bristol Eye Hospital, where he has also served as a Clinical Lecturer. He was awarded a Doctorate title (Doctor of Medicine, DMed Higher Degree) from the University of Bristol, for his thesis on management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism with the use of computerized topography. He subsequently completed a refractive surgery-LASIK mini Fellowship with the University of Crete, Greece. He has served (1999-2007) as Ass. Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Larissa University Hospital, Greece, and Head of the Anterior Segment Surgery, Cornea Transplant and Glaucoma Unit. In addition to his clinical role, he is active in research and teaching activities. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, chapters and books. He has delivered more than 300 lectures, both nationally and internationally. He is a member of AAO, ASCRS, ESCRS and EGS, and also an active member of the Executive Board of the Greek College of Ophthalmology, the Hellenic Eye Bank Demokritus, as well as the General Secretary of the Hellenic Cornea Society. He is on the editorial boards of several national and international ophthalmic journals and has acted as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
Research Interest: Corneal diseases; Corneal transplantation; Keratoconus; Refractive Surgery; Clinical trials; Glaucoma