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Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD

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Cataract, Cornea & LASIK Surgeon Neel R. Desai, MDJoined the Practice: 2017

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Undergraduate: University of Crete, Greece

Medical School: University of Crete, Greece

PhD: Institute of Vision and Optics (Supervisor, Prof Ioannis G. Pallikaris)

Residency: University Hospital of Heraklion, Greece

Fellowship: Cornea Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Academic Appointment: Voluntary faculty member of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Assistant Professor

Specialty: Keratoconus and Corneal Cross Linking, Cataract & Corneal Refractive Surgery

Vasilios F. Diakonis, MD PhD has completed training in Ophthalmology both in Europe and in the United States. He holds a PhD in Refractive Surgery that was acquired under the supervision of Professor Loannis G. Pallikaris, a worldwide opinion leader in the field of Ophthalmology that developed LASIK surgery. Dr. Diakonis completed his residency at the University hospital where Professor Pallikaris was the chairman. After residency, he joined the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a 6-month research fellowship and then continued with a Corneal Fellowship for another 18 months. Dr. Diakonis has a strong academic record with more than 70 publications in scientific journals and serves as an Editorial Board Member in 2 peer review journals. His main research interests include Corneal Refractive Surgery, Corneal Cross Linking for Keratoconus, and modern Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery. He is a member of the Young’s Ophthalmologist Committee and the education committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.