HSIOIRS

The Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery is the official scientific body of the Greek ophthalmic surgeons specializing in cataract and refractive surgery.

Purpose

The purpose of the HSIOIRS is to disseminate knowledge in its field of interest

by organizing scientific conferences, clinical courses, wet labs, publishing scientific journals, as well as collaborating with other Greek and International scientific societies.

Since 1999 and every two years, HSIOIRS honors distinguished ophthalmologists from Greece and abroad by awarding the Kelman and Fyodorov Awards in honor of the pioneer ophthalmologist Charles Kelman and the Professor of Ophthalmology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Svyatoslav N. Fyodorov, respectively.

ESCRS

Is an active member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), with which HSIOIRS co-organized the 3rd, 11th, 20th and 23rd Winter Meeting of ESCRS in Athens in 1999, 2007, 2016 and 2019, respectively, while since 2010 participates in the European Quality Register for Surgical Results – EUREQUO (European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery).

38 Years HSIOIRS

The Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery was founded

by a group of pioneering ophthalmic surgeons, who specialized in cataract and refractive surgery, which was then in its first steps.

1984

They organized the first HSIOIRS Conference

A year later, they organized the first HSIOIRS Conference, with the participation of internationally distinguished speakers.

1985

Annual international Congress

The annual congress became international with the participation of delegates from abroad.

1998

Co-organized the winter European Meeting

In 1999, 2007, 2016 and 2019 HSIOIRS co-organized the ESCRS Winter Meetings in Athens.

1999

The most successful Greek Event

The Annual HSIOIRS Congress is considered the most successful Greek event in the field of Surgical Ophthalmology.

2022

Past HSIOIRS Presidents

Michalis Tragakis (1984-1991)
Charalampos Efkarpidis (1991-1997)
Spyros Georgaras (1997-2003)
Vassilis Tsigos (2003-2006)
Ioannis Alexakis (2006-2007)

Pantelis Papadopoulos (2007-2011)
Ioannis Panagopoulos (2011-2015)
Spyros Georgaras (2015-2017)
Konstantina Koufala (2017-2019)

Board of Directors & Committees

President
Miltos Balidis
Vice-president
George Roussopoulos
General Secretary
Apostolos Maniateas
Treasurer
Elisavet Patsoura
Members
Vassilis Karampatakis, Dimitris Mikropoulos, Konstantinos Moschou, Pantelis A. Papadopoulos, Petros Smachliou
Audit Committee
Ioannis Kotsiras
Ioanna Metaxaki
Andreas Papandroudis

Mr. Konstantinos Moschou has been pre-elected as the President of the HSIOIRS for the years 2023 – 2025.