Dr Nasia Koumoukeli
Specialising in surgical ophthalmology
Dr Nasia S. Koumoukeli welcomes you to her fully equipped ophthalmology clinic in Athens.
She graduated from the Medical School in 2000 and received her Ophthalmology degree in Greece as well as the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma in Paris in 2011.
She then moved to Great Britain for eight years, where she gained valuable experience and specialized knowledge through fully funded training jobs in top ophthalmology hospitals, distinguished for their training programs.
She trained for two years on the surgical management of glaucoma (glaucoma fellow) with modern safe trabeculectomy with releasable internal sutures, Ahmed and Baerveldt valves for advanced glaucoma as well as with laser trabeculoplasty and innovative minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (istent, Xen) for early glaucoma at the University Hospitals of Leicester and Nottingham, in the United Kingdom.
After completing her two-year fellowship training, she was offered a job as glaucoma consultant in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre for one year where she was also supervising ophthalmology trainees in theatres and clinics.
She obtained fellowship training for one year in London in cataract surgery (cataract fellow) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the top ophthalmology hospital in Europe. There, she gained vast experience in the surgical management of cataract of all grades of difficulty with phacoemulsification as well as with Femtosecond Laser.
She also obtained medical retina fellowship training for two years in London at Western Eye Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital where she gained great experience in treating diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
Dr. Koumoukeli ‘s significant experience and deep knowledge of ophthalmology can help patients take advantage of the latest technological and scientific developments in Ophthalmology and benefit from innovative therapies even for diseases, such as glaucoma, that are considered to be very difficult to treat successfully.
Our vision is the best care of your vision
A simple visual acuity test with refraction and prescription of glasses takes about 20 minutes.
It might take longer if we need to instill cycloplegic drops for a more detailed examination, especially for children and young adults with intense accommodative spasm
An eye checkup includes visual acuity testing, tonometry which is eye pressure measurement and fundoscopy which refers to checking the fundus, the area behind the lens.
Tonometry is a simple painless test for intraocular pressure measurement with special equipment. It is important because increased intraocular pressure gives no symptoms and if left untreated for a long time can lead to severe impairment of vision. Regular intraocular pressure measurements can prevent these irreversible negative consequences for eyesight.
Fundoscopy is an examination of the part of the eye behind the iris and the lens after instillation of special dilating drops in order to dilate the pupil. This way the eye specialist can see clearly the patient’s retina and optic nerve. This test provides information for the small vessels of the retina and of the whole organism, for the optic nerve that is part of the human brain and the retina which is the inner lining of the eye and its role is to help us distinguish images and colors.
As little as possible or with frequent breaks every 20 minutes especially if the adult’s job is mainly in front of the computer. Extensive use of screens of mobile phones, tablets and computers are implicated in eye fatigue and headaches, as well as dry eyes because of minimal blinking and accommodative spasm due to the proximity of the object we are looking at for a prolonged period of time.