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Prof. Zornitsa Zlatarova MD, PhD

Retina and Vitreous
Medical School:
Medical University of Varna
Residency Program:
Medical University of Varna and Sofia
Varna, Bulgaria
Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology

Position: Associate Professor at Department of Ophthalmology and Visual
Science, Medical University of Varna, 2012

Education: PhD " Eyelid malignancies - prevalence, morphology and surgical
treatment", Medical University of Varna and Sofia, 2007

Health Management, master degree, Medical University of Varna, 2007

Specialist in Eye Diseases, 1998

Medical University of Varna, graduated in1993

Residency: Medcal University of Varna, 1994-1998

Fellowships: SOE Fellowship focusing on surgical treatment of eyelid tumours
under the supervision of Prof. V.Klauss at the University Eye Clinic
at „Ludwig Maximilians" University, Munich, Germany, 2006

ICO Fellowship focusing on vascular diseases of the retina under
the supervision of Prof.A.Kampik at the University Eye Clinic,
at „Ludwig Maximilians" University, Munich, Germany, 2002

Courses: Guidance in intravitreal therapy, EURETINA Congress, London, 2011

OCT in ophthalmology, Medical University of Sofia, 2011

Esthetic blepharoplasty, Medical University of Sofia, 2008

4th Ophthalmologic School, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2008

Teaching Course on Retinal and Vitreous Surgery - Plovdiv, BG, 2007

Educational course on clinical trials, Medical University of Varna,

6th update Ophthalmology course, Sofia, December 2001

Ultrasound and laser treatment in ophthalmology, Medical
University, Sofia, 2001

Fluorescein Angyography, Medical University, Sofia, 2001

ORBIS Internationa Eye Banking training course, CFLETB, Tampa,
Florida, USA, 1999

ORBIS plane training programs in 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2005 in Varna

ORBIS off-plane programs R/V 1997, R/V 1998, Oculoplastic surgery
1999 and 2001

General Ophthalmology, University Eye Clinic, „Ludwig Maximilians"
University, Munich, Germany, 1995

Awards: Travel Award for one of the 20 best abstracts submitted from Middle
Eastern European and Eastern European countries, 110th DOG
Congress, 2012

SOE Fellowship Award, 2006

ICO Fellowship Award, 2002

Graduated from the Mathematic school with Gold Medal, 1987

Participations: More than 20 at National and 7 at International Congresses

Joint Congress of SOE/AAO, 4-7 June 2011, Geneva, Switzerland. Zlatarova, ZI; Grupcheva CN; Nenkova BN. Surgical outcomes of periocular basal cell carcinomas-8 years experience.

11 EURETINA Congress, 26-29 May 2011, London, UK. Z.Zlatarova, K.Hristozov. Patients knowledge about diabetic retinopathy.

World ROP congress, 21-23 November 2009, New Delhi. Retinopathy of Prematurity in Varna, Bulgaria - our experience over period of 12 years. S.Nikolova, E.Kontrova, K. Dokova, Z. Zlatarova, S. Tsvetkova, V.Chernookova.

Joint Congress of SOE/AAO, 9-12 June 2007, Vienna, Austria.
Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinase -1, -9, -13 and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 in Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid: Results of an Immunohistochemical study. Zlatarova Z., Messmer E.M., Softova E., Dokova K

Second Eastern European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs - September 2006, Plovdiv. Rare malignant eyelid tumors. Z.Zlatarova, R. Hristova, B. Nenkova, E.Softova.

29th Balkan Medical Week, 28 -30 September 2006, Varna, Bulgaria. Matrix Metalloproteinase -1 and Matrix Metalloproteinase -9 in basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid-manifestation and localization of their activity. Z.Zlatarova, E.M. Messmer, E. Softova.

II-nd South-East European Congress of Ophthalmology. 1-4 June 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria. Malignant eyelid tumors-epidemiology and clinical course. Z.Zlatarova, S.Nikolova, D.Kamburova, B.Nenkova.

Publications: More than 30 in Bulgarian journals and 3 in International journals

Scientific interests: Degenerative and vascular retinal diseases

Surgery: Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery
Retinal laser and intravitreal injections

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