MD, PhD, FEBOphth
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Medical Retina Fellow
London | United Kingdom
Main Specialties: Ophthalmology
2002–2008 Medical School of Athens: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
2010–2015 Ophthalmology training: RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Department of Ophthalmology
2015 Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (Paris, France)
2016 Doctorate degree: RWTH Aachen University (Germany), Medical School
2016– 2018 M.D at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, First Department of Ophthalmology, GNA 'G. Gennimatas'
2018-today Medical Retina Fellow: Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)
Primary Affiliation: Moorfields Eye Hospital - London , United Kingdom
1PubMed Central Citations
J Ultrasound 2018 Jun 2;21(2):159-163. Epub 2018 Mar 2.
First Department of Ophthalmology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mesogeion Ave 154, 15667, Athens, Greece.
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Int Ophthalmol 2018 Apr 18;38(2):849-854. Epub 2017 Apr 18.
First Department of Ophthalmology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mesogeion Ave 154, 156 67, Athens, Greece.
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PurposeTo describe the use of equine pericardium as an off-label temporary emergency treatment of scleral and corneal perforations. Methods Three eyes of two male patients aged 34 and 38 years were included, i.e. a case with a history of severe bilateral thermal burn undergoing phacoemulsification complicated by tearing of the main port causing iris exposure and a patient with bilateral corneal perforation secondary to non-infectious corneal melt due to presumed ocular non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug abuse. The equine pericardium patch was soaked in balanced salt solution, trimmed and sutured over the perforated area with interrupted nylon 10-0 sutures. Slit-lamp photographs were taken before and immediately after surgery as well as at 2 and 5 months postoperatively. ResultsA watertight closure of the perforation was achieved in both cases. No evidence of infection, severe inflammation, leakage or hypotony was detected throughout the observation period. The first patient developed a pseudopterygium over the pericardium patch 5 months after surgery. The second patient showed at 2 months a bilateral melt of the pericardium and loosening of the sutures. After removal of the latter, a tectonically stable scar was evident in both eyes. Conclusion Equine pericardium offered an effective primary treatment in cases of non-infectious globe perforation and may be considered when other materials, e.g. amniotic membrane, corneal or scleral allografts, are not readily available. Further studies may further elucidate the safety and efficacy profile of this biomaterial in ophthalmic surgery.