Education & Academic Qualifications
1986 M.D. : Medical School, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1980 Pharm.D.: Faculty of Sciences, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece
1986-1990: Resident in Ophthalmology (North Riding Infirmary, Cleveland-U.K., Leighton Hospital, Cheshire-U.K., Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Western In-firmary, University of Glasgow-U.K.)
1993-1995: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
1990-1993: Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D., Departments of Ophthalmology and Pharma-cology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
1995-…..: International Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
1996-……: Medical Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Visually Handicapped,New York, U.S.A
2002-2005: Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, U.S.A (www.islrr.org)
Executive Committee Member of the European Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (www.eslrr.org)
AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals
1997-……: Private Practitioner (Ophthalmologist) in Greece. Special interest in low vision rehabilitation (pediatric and adult). Founder of the Greek Low Vision Center, a national referral center for low vision patients.
Clinical and Research Interest
1991 – 1992: Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Western Infirmary, University of Gla-gow, Glagow, Scotland, U.K.
1993 – 1995: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
Low Vision (Pediatric and Adult), Low Vision Rehabilitation-pediatric and adult, Age-Related Macular Degenaration-Maculopathies, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), Cone/rod dystrophy, Stargardt’s, Leber’s, Best’s, Multiple sclerosis, Optic Neuritis, Nystagmus, Albinism, Keratoconus/ Corneal dystrophies, Neurophthalmological disease, Pediatric ophthalmological disease, Trauma, Surgical complications, Cataract, High Myopia, Special Contact Lenses, Low Vision Aids (optical and electronic), Refractive surgery for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism…..
1976-1980:Scholarship, Foundation of Greek National Scholarships
1990-1992:Scottish Hospitals Endowments Research Trust (S.H.E.R.T.), Grant No 1085, U.K.
1991-1992:Postgraduate Studies Scholarship, A.S. Onassis Foundation, Athens, Greece
1992-1994:Charls Grinnell Fund, Boston, U.S.A.
1994-1995:NIH Grant EYO7321, Cooper Vision and Massachusetts Lions, C5, Boston, U.S.A
International observer, LEVRETA (Leonardo European Vision Rehabilitation Education & Training Association ), Examen Commissie, Huizen, Nederland, 14-12-2012
Stilianos, D. Karditsas, “Low Vision Rehabilitation” ISBΝ: 978-960-680-298-0 (www.konstadaras.gr)
Stilianos, D. Karditsas, “Vision Assessment in Low Vision patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (dry and wet)” 13o Panhellenic of Vitrio-Retinal Congress, Athens 08-10/02/2018 (www.gvrscongress.gr)