Ophthalmos Research and Educational Institute

About Us

Dr Vasiliki Mamareli M.D.

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Year of first medical qualification:


Location of medical degree:

University of Patras, Faculty of Medicine, Greece

Academic degree:

PhD Candidate, Section III: Materials Science & Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Thesis Title: “FT-IR spectroscopic study of metabolic diseases”

Year of Completion of Ophthalmology Training:


Ophthalmology Training:


Pammakaristos Hospital of Divine Providence, Athens, Greece

General Hospital of Athens Korgialeneio – Benakeio Hellenic Red Cross, Athens, Greece

Year joined Ophthalmos Research and Educational Institute:


Participation in Clinical Trials:

“A prospective, phase III, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group clinical trial of non-inferiority to compare the effectiveness and safety of the generic ophthalmic solution of a fixed combination of brinzolamide 10mg/ml / timolol 5mg/ml / PHARMATHEN against the ophthalmic solution Azarga®/ALCON 10mg/ml – 5mg/ml in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.”- Clinical Study Code: PH-BRINLOL-01

Other work experience:

2017-2018 Internal Medicine Trainee-417 “NIMTS” Army Equity Fund Hospital, Athens, Greece

2016-2017 Rural Physician-General Practice/Emergency Medicine-General Hospital of Mytilene “Vostanio”, Lesvos Island, Greece

2014 Department of Internal Medicine-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Poitiers, Poitiers, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


Greek, English, French, German, Swedish


Research Interests:

Cataract surgery, Medical Retina, Glaucoma, Corneal diseases


Publications/Presentations at Congresses:

  1. Kontadakis, S. Kypraiou, V.Mamareli, “Ocular Surface Disease and Cataract” HSIOIRS Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery – “Οφθαλμοχειρουργική” (“Ophthalmic Surgery”), Volume 17-Issue 1, Oct-Dec 2023, https://www.hsioirs.org/prosfata-arthra/nosos-tis-ofthalmikis-epifaneias-kai-katarraktis/
  2. Kabanarou, N.Bitzanakis, V.Mamareli, Sophia Ioanna Makryllou, Christina Garvanou-Xirou, Ilias Gkizis, Tina Xirou “Choroidal neovascularization ( CNV ) due to non-age-related macular degeneration ( AMD ) causes: Multimodal imaging and treatment outcome in a retrospective case series” Acta Ophthalmologica, December 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-3768.2022.0328
  3. Sgourou, N. Bitzanakis, G. Botzos, G. Smoustopoulos, I. Gizis, V. Mamareli, T. Xirou, S. Kampanarou. “Response to idebenone treatment in a patient with advanced Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON),” 56th Pan-Hellenic Ophthalmological Congress, June 8-10, 2023, Ioannina Conference Center
  4. Alexopoulos P., Katri D., Kypraiou S., Mamareli V. “Management and outcome of open-angle glaucoma cases treated with Irrigating Goniectomy with TrabEx+,” Clinical Questions in Ophthalmology, Annual Scientific Conference of the Ophthalmological Society of Central Greece, November 4-6, 2022, Larisa Imperial Hotel, Larisa
  5. Kabanarou, N.Bitzanakis, V.Mamareli, S.I Makryllou, Ch.Garvanou-Xirou, I.Gkizis, T.Xirou “Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) due to non Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) causes: multimodal imaging and treatment outcome in a retrospective case series” 23rd European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) Congress, 13-15 October 2022, Valencia, Spain
  6. Bitzanakis N., Mamareli V., Makryllou S., Xirou T., Kabanarou S. “Multimodal imaging and treatment outcome of cases with Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) due to non Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) causes,” 55th Pan-Hellenic Ophthalmological Congress, Thessaloniki, May 19-21, 2022
  7. Mamareli V. Smoustopoulos G., Bontzos G., Gkizis I., Xirou T., Mangouritsas G. Kabanarou St. ”Idebenone treatment in advanced and long-standing Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy : a case report”, Session: Retinal Dystrophies Euretina Virtual Congress 2021, 9-12 September 2021
  8. Mamareli, G.Smoustopoulos, A.Ragkousis, G. Bontzos, I. Gkizis, T.Xirou, G.Mangouritsas, St.Kabanarou. “Long-standing Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy: A case report on response to idebenone treatment,” 16th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Vitreous-Retina, January 28-30, 2021, Athens
  9. Anastassopoulou, P.Kolovou, E.Mylonas, S.Kotoulas, V.Mamareli, M.Kyriakidou, I.Mamarelis, Ch.Mamareli, Ch.Kotoulas, E. Koutoulakis. “Development of a mathematical simulation model for hemodynamic disorders in combination with structural wall changes in carotid arteries for the prediction of atherosclerosis progression,” 9th Pan-Hellenic Congress of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society, December 3-5, 2020, Athens. Fundamental Research Award
  10. Tanis, L.Demopoulos, V.Mamareli, T.Antoniadou, P.Megalooikonomos, A.F. Mavrogenis, I.Anastassopoulou.”Spectroscopic study of differentiation between cancerous and healthy adipose-derived stem cells,” 11th Congress of the Hellenic Society of Biophysical Sciences, November 23-24, 2018, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos,” Greece