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"I became  a doctor because I wanted to give the best for peoples' eyesight. In the last years of medical school I became fascinated with the tiny organ they call the eye. It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly complex this organ that permits us to contact with the world around us is. It is one of the reasons I decided to specialise in complicated vitreoretinal surgery and spent years researching eye imaging and eye diseases."

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Dr Panagiotis Salvanos

M.D., F.E.B.Ophth., Ph.D(cand)

Dr. Salvanos studied at the well-known School of Medicine at the University of Athens. Having traveled with his family to Norway for one of his father's medical conferences, and having studied Grieg’s compositions for years, Dr. Salvanos became drawn to Norway. After graduating, he chose to complete his 5-year specialization in Ophthalmology in the picturesque Northern country. 

At the University Hospital in Oslo his interest for the complicated cases emerged. As a musician himself Dr. Salvanos knows first-hand the importance of good eyesight and steady hands. It was therefore natural for him to sub-specialize first in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and thereafter in VitreoRetinal Surgery, that is surgery of the delicate retina, the part of the brain that lies in the back part of our eyes and permits us to see. During his career he has performed thousands of eye surgeries and laser treatments in adults and children. During his time at the University Hospital in Oslo and later at the Department of Ophthalmology in Drammen (Norway), he provided outstanding medical and surgical care. There he was one of the first to adopt several novel surgical techniques and developed a retinal peeling technique improving patient outcomes.

Today he is currently pursuing his doctorate degree and is one of the first in the world to use top modern imaging technology in retinal detachment and in the diagnosis of different types eye tumors without needing an invasive biopsy. He has authored several scientific articles and is a highly sought-after lecturer at international conferences. His work has been mentioned in some of the most prestigious Ophthalmological books. In 2011 during the European Board of Ophthalmology examination he ranked in the top three. 

He has previously served as President of the Ophthalmological Society in Oslo for 6 years. 

You can find him at his newly opened satellite office in beautiful Greece where he offers a wide range of services, such as macular surgery, diabetes, cataract, eye trauma, prematurity, infections, secondary lens implantation and laser vision correction. In addition, Dr. Salvanos performs surgeries and trains doctors in Norway and teaches regularly at the University of South Eastern Norway. 

Dr. Salvanos is married and has a baby daughter.

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