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Institute of Vision and Optics (IVO)

The research group includes over 15 scientists at different academic levels (MSc students, PhD students, post-doc researchers and fellows of Cornea and Refractive Surgery).


  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Culture
  • Animal Models

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1:
    Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A. New approaches and modified techniques
  • Project 2:
    New techniques in managing corneal grafts for partial corneal transplantation procedures
  • Project 3:
    Femtosecond laser application in corneal and refractive surgery
  • Project 4:
    Refractive surgery – outcomes and new approaches
  • Project 5:
    Intracorneal ring segments in keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia

Group Leader

George Kymionis
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University of Crete

Faculty of Medicine
71003 Heraklion, Crete

Phone: 0030 2810 371800
Fax: 0030 2810 394653



Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1:
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Cooperation 2:
    Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular, Barcelona, Spain
    Autonoma University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Cooperation 3:
    Dunya Eye Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Cooperation 4:
    Laser Focus Centre for Eye Microsurgery, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Cooperation 5:
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

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