School of Medicine
University of Patras
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Sector: Division of Surgery

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Ophthalmology

Knowledge Subject: Ophthalmology

Research Area: Research InterestsExtracellular matrix - Wound healing Oxidative stressImmunology- Ocular infectionsClinical InterestsDiabetic retinopathy Macular degenerationOcular Infections

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Patras, Medical School

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Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Education/Post Doctoral Training: 1984-1990 School of Medicine, University of Patras 1992 -1993 Internship in Surgery and Internal Medicine, Regional Hospital of Mesologi, Greece 1997 -2001 Residency in Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Patras, Greece Research Fellowships October 2000 –December 2000 and September 2001 –November 2001 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 1-3-2013 - 31-8-2013 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA Licensure and Certification 1990 Medical School Diploma March 2000 International Council of Ophthalmology “Basic Science Assessment in Ophthalmology including Optics and Refraction” March 2001 International Council of Ophthalmology “Clinical Sciences Assessment in Ophthalmology” August 2001 National Board Certificate in Ophthalmology Academic /Hospital Appointments: 24-9-2002 - 21-4-2008 Lecturer in Ophthalmology, University of Patras, Medical School Attending Physician, Full-Time Faculty, Eye Clinic, University Hospital of Patras 22-4-2008 till now Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Patras, Medical School Professional Societies: Ophthalmological Society of Western Greece (President, 2011-2013) Hellenic Ophthalmological Society (Member) Greek Glaucoma Society (Member) Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery (Member) European Association for Vision and Eye Research (Member) Research Funding Information 2000-2003 Greek Council of Health Research Fund Grant “Corneal proteoglycans in bacterial ulcers” 2003 Principal Investigator in Greece for Pfizer Corp., Xalaco-0076-036 study “Fixed Combo Xalacom vs Unfixed Combo Xalatan+Timolol” 2003-2006 Research Committee of University of Patras, “Karatheodoris” Research Fund Grant “Biochemical changes of vitreous in experimental endophthalmitis” 2010-2013 Research Committee of University of Patras, “Karatheodoris” Research Fund Grant “The effect of free radicals in cataract formation and apoptosis in retina cells. Possible prevention using natural herbal products”

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Selected Publications

Increased levels of basic fibroblast growth factor and hyaluronan in the aqueous humor are related to the exfoliation syndrome and the exfoliative glaucoma Gartaganis SP, Georgakopoulos CD, Exarchou AM, Mela EK, Exarchou AM, Lamari F, Karamanos NK Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2001;79:572-5 Levels of specific antibodies towards the major antigenic determinant of slime-producing Staphylococcus epidermidis determined by an enzyme immunoassay and their protective effect in experimental keratitis. Georgakopoulos CD, Exarchou A, Koliopoulos JX, Gartaganis SP, Anastassiou ED, Kolonitsiou F, Lamari F, Karamanos NK, Dimitracopoulos G. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2002;29:255-62. Matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in exfoliation syndrome. Gartaganis SP, Georgakopoulos CD, Mela EK, Exarchou A, Ziouti N, Assouti M, Vynios DH. Ophthalmic Res. 2002;34:165-71. Alterations in conjunctival cytology and tear film dysfunction in patients with beta-thalassemia. Gartaganis SP, Georgakopoulos CD, Exarchou A, Mela EK, Psachoulia C, Eliopoulou MI, Kourakli A, Gotsis SS, Tripathi RC. Cornea. 2003;22:591-7. Severe ocular injuries in Greek children. Mela EK, Georgakopoulos CD, Georgalis A, Koliopoulos JX, Gartaganis SP. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2003;10:23-9. Changes in HNK-1 epitope and collagen type IX in the aqueous humour of patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Gartaganis SP, Georgakopoulos CD, Assouti M, Mela EK, Exarchou A, Giannelou I, Gotsis SS, Ziouti N, Vynios DH, Tripathi BJ, Tripathi RC. Curr Eye Res. 2004;28:5-10. Glutathione and lipid peroxide changes in pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Gartaganis SP, Georgakopoulos CD, Patsoukis NE, Gotsis SS, Gartaganis VS, Georgiou CD Curr Eye Res. 2005;30:647-51. Impact factor 1.513 Αναφορές: 22 A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Masked, Multicenter Study of the Fixed Combination of Latanoprost and Timolol in the Evening versus the Individual Components. Diestelhorst M, Larsson LI; European-Canadian Latanoprost Fixed Combination Study Group. Ophthalmology 2006;113:70-6 Collagen type IX and HNK-1 epitope in tears of patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Assouti M, Vynios DH, Anagnostides ST, Papadopoulos G, Georgakopoulos CD, Gartaganis SP. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006;1762:54-8 Immunization with specific polysaccharide antigen reduces alterations in corneal proteoglycans during experimental slime-producing S. epidermidis keratitis. C.D. Georgakopoulos, A. Exarchou, S. Gartaganis, F. Kolonitsiou, E.D. Anastassiou, G. Dimitracopoulos, A. Hjerpe, A.D. Theocharis and N.K. Karamanos. D. Curr Eye Res. 2006;31(2):137-46. Unusual case of Acanthamoeba keratitis in a contact lens wearer. Georgakopoulos CD, Exarchou AM, Gartaganis SP. Eye Contact Lens. 2006;32:166-7. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome prevalence in Greek patients with cataract and its association to glaucoma and coronary artery disease. Andrikopoulos GK, Mela EK, Georgakopoulos CD, Papadopoulos GE, Damelou AN, Alexopoulos DK, Gartaganis SP. Eye (Lond). 2009 Feb;23(2):442-7 Apoptotic mechanisms within the retina in Staphylococcus epidermidis experimental endophthalmitis. Pharmakakis NM, Petropoulos IK, Georgakopoulos CD, Vantzou CV, Anastassiou ED, Mavropoulos A, Zolota V. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 May;247(5):667-74 Tear analysis of ascorbic acid, uric acid and malondialdehyde with capillary electrophoresis. Georgakopoulos CD, Lamari FN, Karathanasopoulou IN, Gartaganis VS, Pharmakakis NM, Karamanos NK. Biomed Chromatogr. 2010 Aug;24(8):852-7. Periorbital and orbital cellulitis: a 10-year review of hospitalized children. Georgakopoulos CD, Eliopoulou MI, Stasinos S, Exarchou A, Pharmakakis N, Varvarigou A. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov-Dec;20(6):1066-72. Effect of a fixed brimonidine-timolol combination on intraocular pressure after phacoemulsification. Pharmakakis N, Giannopoulos K, Stasinos S, Makri OE, Georgakopoulos CD. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Feb;37(2):279-83. Decreased contrast sensitivity in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Georgakopoulos CD, Eliopoulou MI, Exarchou AM, Tzimis V, Pharmakakis NM, Spiliotis BE. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011 Mar 1;48(3):92-7 Subconjuctival bevacizumab for corneal neovascularization secondary to topical anesthetic abuse Georgakopoulos CD, Vasilakis P, Makri O, Beredima E, Pharmakakis N Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2011 Dec;30(4):320-2 Diplopia due to systemic lupus erythematosus in a child: a rare clinical presenting sign of the disease. Georgakopoulos CD, Kargiotis O, Eliopoulou MI, Makri OE, Exarchou AM, Papathanasopoulos P. J Child Neurol. 2011 Dec;26(12):1576-9. Angiographically silent cystoid macular oedema secondary to paclitaxel therapy. Georgakopoulos CD, Makri OE, Vasilakis P, Exarchou A. Clin Exp Optom. 2012 Mar;95(2):233-6. Effect of ketorolac 0.5% drops on patients' pain perception during intravitreal injection procedure. Georgakopoulos CD, Vasilakis PT, Makri OE, Beredima E, Pharmakakis NM. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Oct;28(5):455-8 Atypical Cogan's syndrome presenting as bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis. Georgakopoulos CD, Makri OE, Exarchou AM, Pharmakakis N. Clin Exp Optom. 2012 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2012.00787.x. [Epub ahead of print] Brinzolamide-timolol fixed combination for the prevention of intraocular pressure elevation after phacoemulsification Georgakopoulos CD, Makri OE, Plotas P, Pharmakakis N. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2013 Feb 21. doi: 10.1111/ceo.12092. [Epub ahead of print] Saffron administration prevents selenite-induced cataractogenesis Makri OE, Ferlemi AV, Lamari FN, Georgakopoulos CD. Mol Vis. 2013 May 30;19:1188-97 Drug-induced macular edema Makri OE, Georgalas I, Georgakopoulos CD. Drugs. 2013 Jun;73(8):789-802