Prof Costas Karabatsas MD, DMed(Bristol), MRCOphth, FEBO, FRCS(Ed) Ophth is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology with the Department of Optics & Optometry, Athens University of Applied Sciences, Greece. He is also a practicing Consultant Eye Surgeon, specializing in cornea, refractive and glaucoma surgery and medical retina. He gained his Ophthalmology training and his clinical corneal fellowship in the University Department of Ophthalmology, Bristol Eye Hospital, UK (1990-1997), where he has also served as a Clinical Lecturer. He was awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Bristol, for his work on management of post-keratoplasty astigmatism with the use of computerized topography. He subsequently followed a pediatric ophthalmology observership in the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada and also completed a refractive surgery-LASIK mini Fellowship with the University of Crete.
He has served as Ass. Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, Medical School, University of Thessaly & Larissa University Hospital, Greece, acting as the Head of Anterior Surgery and Glaucoma Unit. In addition to his clinical role, he is active in research and teaching activities. He has published as a principal investigator over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, chapters and books. He has delivered more than 300 lectures, both nationally and internationally. He is a member of International AAO, 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. He is also a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.
His Research interests are Corneal diseases; Corneal transplantation; Keratoconus; Refractive Surgery; Medical Retina; Clinical trials; Evaluation of new drugs and medical devices in glaucoma.