Dr Stratos Gotzaridis is a Vitreoretinal Specialist.

He is the founder and the head of the “My Retina Athens eye Center,” Athens, Greece

Born in Komotini, Greece, in 1962

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.

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Since July 2001 he runs the “My Retina Athens Eye Center” 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 at that time was a modification of the conventional 20 GAUGE Pars Plana Vitrectomy had been worked out and had been performed since

2003 till 2008. Initially, as a tranconjuctival technique that was using sutures at the end of the operation. Then the technique was improved. This technique reduced the operating time and the post operative inflammation of the eye. The post operative recovery time was shorter too.

The technique had been presented in several meetings around the world. Many surgeons had been adopted the technique since 2009.

Dr. Gotzaridis MD has been adopted the small incision instrumentation (25G and recently the 27G (gauge) in his surgery. These instruments together with the use of Constellation Machine of Alcon have improved the surgical results of the operative cases.

Dr Gotzaridis is also a professor of ESASO (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology). Main topics of interest:

  • Management of Epiretinal membranes, preretinal and subretinal membranes
  • Pathology and management of re-retinal detachments (when performing relaxing retinotomies)
  • Management of dislocated / subluxated IOLs
  • Management of macular holes with or without retinal detachment and vitreomacular schisis in high myopia

Dr. Gotzaridis was one of the local co-organizers of the 10 COPHy meeting which was held in Athens on the 22-25 of March 2018.

Dr. Stratos Gotzaridis MD is an ex-president and member of:

  • Greek Vitreoretinal Society (GVRS)

And member of:

  • Greek Society of Intraocular Lenses
  • Greek Ophthalmology Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Britain and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC)