Dr Vasilis S. Liarakos, MD, PhD, FEBO

Dr Liarakos is a cornea and anterior segment surgeon with high specialization in modern keratoplasty techniques and extensive international experience. He graduated the Military Medical Academy and accomplished his Doctorate Thesis (PhD diploma) at the University of Athens.

His prolonged highly specialized training and expertise include Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), modern Femtosecond Laser Refractive Surgery, modern Corneal Transplantations and modern anterior segment surgery. He has one of the longest DMEK-surgery series worldwide (the most modern corneal endothelial transplantation technique).
Dr Liarakos accomplished his fellowship training in cornea in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, focusing especially on modern lamellar keratoplasty techniques and trained by the world famous innovator, Dr Melles. He has been also trained in eye banking at Amnitrans Eye Bank in the Netherlands. He is particularly focusing on modern endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK, DSAEK), anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), amniotic membrane transplantations, limbal stem cells transplantations as well as the use of Femtosecond Lasers in cornea surgery.

Since 2011, he has been working as a consultant cornea specialist at the Melles Cornea Clinic in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and since 2008 as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at the Naval and Veterans Hospital in Athens.
Dr Liarakos is a Certified Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery,the Dutch Ophthalmic Society and various other international societies.

He is an author in more than 25 PubMed indexed articles and many Chapters in international reference textbooks. He participates as a speaker in most major American, European and other international congresses with more than 100 lectures abroad since 2007. He has organized and participated in multiple instructionalcourses in the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, various European countries and Japan.

DrLiarakos can be reached at: vsliarakos@yahoo.com; mail@liarakos.org