Nasia S. Koumoukeli
Ophthalmic Surgeon-cataract and glaucoma specialist
Dr. Koumoukeli after having earned a consultant job and reached the top of the ladder of the British National Health Service, where she trained and worked for eight years, returned to Greece aiming primarily to offer the skills, knowledge and experience that she gained abroad to Greek patients!
Ophthalmology was the specialty of choice for Dr. Koumoukeli. The route was fascinating: she started her training in Ophthalmology at the General Hospital of Tripoli, her birthplace, and continued at the General Hospital of Patras “Agios Andreas” and in 2011 she obtained the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma following examinations in Paris. 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.
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