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Gotzaridis Stratos V.

Gotzaridis Stratos V.

Vitreoretinal Specialist, My Retina Athens Eye Centre, Athens, Greece
Graduated from Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece. After fulfilling his military service, he trained in Ophthalmology in AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki – Greece.

One year funded Fellowship in Uveitis and Inflammatory diseases with Mr. William Ayliffe in Croydon University Hospital, London, UK 1997-1998.

One year Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery with Mr. Chris Canning and Mr. Andy Luff in Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK, 1998 – 1999.

One year funded Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery with Mr. Bob Cooling and Mr. Zdenek Gregor in Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK, 1999 – 2000.

A fellowship supported by IACOCCA Foundation and Harvard Medical School gave him the opportunity to work with Prof. Donald D’ Amico in Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston USA, on research projects such as Optic Disc Surgery for CRVO, and ablation of the ILM with Erbium YAG laser using biological dyes, 2000 – 2001.

Since July 2001 he runs a retinal practice in Athens focused mainly on surgical retinal problems. Medical retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathies, AMD and uveitis are in his main interests as well.

Clinical research focused on the improvement of the surgical technique of vitrectomy is also in his main interests. A new technique which was a modification of the conventional 20 Gauge Pars Plane Vitrectomy had been worked out and had been performed since 2003. This new technique was a sutureless and trancojuctival one, reducing the operating time and the post-operative inflammation of the eye. The postoperative recovery time is shorter too. The technique had been presented in several meetings around the world. Many surgeons have adopted the technique.

Since 2010 Dr. Gotzaridis MD has adopted the small incision instrumentation (25G and recently the 27G (gauge) in his surgery.

Dr. Stratos Gotzaridis is the founder and the head of “My Retina” Athens Eye Center. The Center is mainly focused of the surgical problems of the retina and also on the medical ones.

Dr. Gotzaridis has 32 scientific paper publications

He is reviewer at:

British Journal of Ophthalmology,

Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology,


He organises the live surgery session from Athens to the Floretina meeting for the last consecutive years with international and Greek surgeons perform to difficult retina surgeries.

He is a permanent faculty member of the Controversies in Ophthalmology Congress CoPHY.

This year is the head of the local board of the organizers of the CoPHy 2024 in Athens.

He is a local representative of the World Retina Congress.

He moderates courses and has a constant participation in the EURETINA scientific program.

He was president of the Greek Vitreoretinal Society (GVRS) for the years 2014, 2015.

He was an international member of the Board of American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

Also, he is member of:
•Greek Vitreoretinal Society (GVRS)
•Greek Society of Intraocular Lenses
•Greek Ophthalmology Society
•American Academy of Ophthalmology
•European Society of Retinal Specialists (EURETINA)
•American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
•Britain and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
•General Medical Council (GMC)

  • Country: Greece
  • Affiliation: My Retina Athens Eye Center

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