Dr. Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, MD

Dr. Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Founder & Scientific Director, LaserVision.gr Clinical & Research Eye Institute, Athens, Greece
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical School, NYC, NY


  • Cornea Procedures – Transplantations
  • Cataract microsurgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
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Dr. Anastasios I. Kanellopoulos is based, based in Athens, specializing in Cataract microsurgery, Corneal transplants, Glaucoma surgeries and LASER Refractive Surgery.

His Academic career includes appointments as an Assistant in Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, Clinical Instructor at Cornell University Medical College, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York at Brooklyn, and attending staff surgeon at the Cornea Service at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York University Medical School.

In 2019, he was the first Greek to be honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with the Life Achievement Honor Award, the highest distinction awarded by the American Academy to ophthalmologists for their contribution to its scientific and educational programs.

Dr. Kanellopoulos is in private practice extensive innovative research pertaining to cornea transplantation, laser refractive surgery, laser cataract surgery and complicated glaucoma surgery in Europe and also in New York City. He has been a regular clinical consultant in Cornea, Refractive, and Cataract surgery for several international sites in Europe and the Middle East. His bibliography includes over 100 original papers in peer review journals, several book chapters, and multiple American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting presentations. He has been an invited speaker at Ophthalmology meetings worldwide. He is board-certified, a member of several societies such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, the Eye Bank Association of America, the American Medical Association, and a founding member of the International Ocular Surface Society. He is considered an international pioneer surgeon in laser applications for refractive and cataract surgery.

His background includes Medical School training at Southern Illinois University, and Residency training at the State University of New York at Stony Brook / Nassau County Medical Center. He has sub-specialized in External Diseases, Cornea and Refractive surgery with Fellowship training at Cornell University Medical College and Harvard Medical School. He has also sub-specialized in Glaucoma surgery with Fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

  • Harvard University – Boston
  • Cornell University – New York
  • NYU University – New York
  • University of Illinois – Chicago
  • Medical School of Athens – EKPA
  • Since 1999 he has been the first surgeon to perform a LASER cataract operation with an incision that is less than two millimeters.
  • He is the first one to introduce the “Athens Protocol” treatment: topography-guided partial PRK normalization combined with corneal crosslinking stabilization. He now trains fellow ophthalmologists in Europe and in the U.S.A. on Topography-Modified Refraction (TMR) in laser vision.
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