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Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris

Short CV

Dr. Miltiadis Tsilimbaris is an Assoc. Prof. of Ophthtalmology at the University of Crete Medical School. He is also the Director of Retina Service of the Universsity Eye Clinic of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

He shares his professional time between clinical care, research and teaching. 

Dr. Tsilimbaris is a vitreoretinal surgeon and he has clinical and research interests focused mainly in vitreoretinal diseases. He is involved in pre- and post-graduade teaching and he is the Acting Director of the multidisciplinary postgraduate program “Optics and Vision”.

He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals and he holds 3 international patents.

Scientifc Interest

  • New pharmacological therapies of retinal diseases
  • Neuroprotective approaches for retinal diseases
  • Study of the eye’s elastic properties
  • Genotyping of inherited retinopathies in Greek population
  • Ophthalmic tissues imaging


  • AAO
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • ASRS
  • EVER

Further Activities

  • Director of the Retina Service of the University Eye Clinic of Heraklion, Greece
  • Acting Director of the Postgraduate Program “Optis and Vision”
Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris
Miltiadis K. Tsilimbaris

Research Group

Retina research group

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University of Crete Medical School

Dept. of Ophthalmology,
Heraklion, Crete

Phone: +302810392771
Fax: +302810542094


Key Publications

  1. Tsika C, Tsilimbaris MK, Makridaki M, Kontadakis G, Plainis S, Moschandreas J.
    Assessment of macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in patients with unilateral wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
    Acta Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov;89(7):e573-e578
  2. Plainis S, Petratou D, Giannakopoulou T, Atchison DA, Tsilimbaris MK.
    Binocular summation improves performance to defocus-induced blur.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr 25;52(5):2784-9.
  3. Panagiotoglou TD, Ganotakis ES, Kymionis GD, Moschandreas JA, Fanti GN, Charisis SK, Malliaraki NE, Tsilimbaris MK.
    Atorvastatin for diabetic macular edema in patients with diabetes mellitus and elevated serum cholesterol.
    Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 May-Jun;41(3):316-22.
  4. Dastiridou AI, Ginis HS, De Brouwere D, Tsilimbaris MK, Pallikaris IG.
    Ocular rigidity, ocular pulse amplitude, and pulsatile ocular blood flow: the effect of intraocular pressure.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Dec;50(12):5718-22.
  5. Tsilimbaris M, Diakonis VF, Naoumidi I, Charisis S, Kritikos I, Chatzithanasis G, Papadaki T, Plainis S. 
    Evaluation of potential retinal toxicity of adalimumab (Humira). 
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug;247(8):1119-25. Epub 200 Mar 19.
  6. Plainis S, Tzatzala P, Orphanos Y, Tsilimbaris MK. 
    A modified ETDRS visual acuity chart for European-wide use.
    Optom Vis Sci. 2007 Jul;84(7):647-53.
  7. Tsilimbaris MK, Charisis SK, Naoumidi T, Panteleontidis V, Skondra D, Christodoulakis E, Naoumidi I. 
    Contact transscleral ciliary body photodynamic therapy in pigmented rabbits using verteporfin and diode laser: evaluation of treatment parameters.
    Curr Eye Res. 2006 Jul-Aug;31(7-8):577-85.
  8. Pallikaris IG, Kymionis GD, Ginis HS, Kounis GA, Christodoulakis E, Tsilimbaris MK. 
    Ocular rigidity in patients with age-related macular degeneration. 
    Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr;141(4):611-5.
  9. Husain D, Kim I, Gauthier D, Lane AM, Tsilimbaris MK, Ezra E, Connolly EJ, Michaud N, Gragoudas ES, O'Neill CA, Beyer JC, Miller JW.
    Safety and efficacy of intravitreal injection of ranibizumab in combination with verteporfin PDT on experimental choroidal neovascularization in the monkey.
    Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr;123(4):509-16.
  10. Pallikaris IG, Kymionis GD, Ginis HS, Kounis GA, Tsilimbaris MK.
    Ocular rigidity in living human eyes. 
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Feb;46(2):409-14.
  11. Tsilimbaris MK, Lit ES, D'Amico DJ. 
    Retinal microvascular surgery: a feasibility study. 
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2004 Jun;45(6):1963-8.
  12. Tsilimbaris MK, Lesniewska E, Lydataki S, Le Grimellec C, Goudonnet JP, Pallikaris IG. 
    The use of atomic force microscopy for the observation of corneal epithelium surface.
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2000 Mar;41(3):680-6.

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