Karditsas Stilianos

Karditsas Stilianos Eye Surgeon

Director, Low Vision Rehabilitation Department

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.

PhD/ Thesis

1990-1993: Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D., Departments of Ophthalmology and Pharma-cology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Board Member

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)

Editorial Boards

AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals

Professional Experience

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.

Research Interest

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…..

Awards

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 

Books

Stilianos, D. Karditsas, “Low Vision Rehabilitation”  ISBΝ: 978-960-680-298-0 (www.konstadaras.gr)

Recent Publications

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)

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