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Iva Dekaris

Iva Dekaris

Medical Director
University Eye Hospital “Svjetlost”


Iva Dekaris is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Universities of Zagreb and Rijeka (Croatia), and Associate-member of the Department of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She works as Medical Director at University Eye Hospital “Svjetlost” in Zagreb. Dr. Dekaris completed Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston. She was twice awarded with the highest Croatian State Reward for Achievements in Science (1999 and 2013). The areas of her expertise are corneal transplantation, cataract and refractive surgery. She has an overall experience of over 20,000 surgeries mainly PHACO, corneal transplantations, refractive lens exchange, phakic IOLs, amniotic membrane and stem-cell transplantations. She published 48 papers in CC Journals (citations: 393 Scopus), presented numerous invited talks all over the world, and co-authored 4 books. She is an immediate past president of the European Eye Bank Association (2010-2013), and Editorial board Member of Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, Journal of Eye & Cataract Refractive Surgery, Acta Medica Croatica and RAD HAZU-Medical Sciences. She acts as reviewer for 6 international journals.

Research Interest

Corneal transplantation, cataract and refractive surgery