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Illés Kovács

Dr. Illés Kovács MD, PhD

Profession:
Ophthalmologist
Subspecialty:
Retina and Vitreous
Job Title:
Assistant professor
Medical School:
Medical University of Pecs
Residency Program:
Semmelweis University, Budapest
Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Society:
Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology, Association For Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Contact Information:
39, Maria Street
Budapest
Hungary 1085
Phone: +361 2660513
Email: kovacsilles@yahoo.com
Web site: http://scholar.semmelweis.hu/kovacsilles/

Education

1999 Medical Doctor (Summa cum laude) University of Pécs, Faculty of Medicine, Pécs, Hungary

2000 Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) in clinical therapy course Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

International Basic Science and Clinical Sciences Assessments for Ophthalmologists (International Council of Ophthalmology)

2004 Specialty in Ophthalmology (National Board of Examination)

2013 Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in clinical therapy course, University of Szeged, Faculty of Pharmacy. No: 753/2013

Postdoctoral Training

Hospital Appointments

1999 - 2001 Resident - Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pécs, Hungary
2001 - 2003 Resident - Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2003 - 2005 Chief Resident and Instructor - Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2005 -2011 Assistant lecturer- Vitreoretinal Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2011 - Assistant professor

Expertise in diagnostical procedures

Ultrasound (Biometry, B-scan)
Automatic perimetry (Humphrey)
Fluorescein angiography (FLAG)
Optical coherent tomography (OCT)
Corneal topography
Wavefront aberrometry (Hartmann-Shack sensor)
Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam)

Expertise in surgical procedures

Vitreoretinal surgery
Intravitreal injections
Cataract Surgery
Laser treatments

Expertise in Clinical Studies

Participating in several multicenter clinical trials
- Phase III clinical studies of pharmaceutical companies
- Investigator initiated studies
Research fellowships

1994 -1995 Student's scientific work at the Department of Anatomy of University of Pécs, entitled „Distribution of Fluoro-Gold (FG) in the central nervous system of the rat following its injection into the cerebello-medullary cistern" Tutor: Prof György Sétáló

2000 - 2006 Predoctoral fellowship at the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, at the University of Pécs, entitled „The role of mitochondria in neurogenic inflammation processes of eye diseases" Tutor: Prof. János Szolcsányi

2006 Obtainment of PhD degree at the University of Pécs, entitled "Morphological and functional evaluation of inflammatory processes in eye surface diseases and age-related macular degeneration" with „summa cum laude" qualification

2009 - 2010 1 year postdoctoral fellowship at the Instituto Neurociencias de Alicante entitled „Evaluation of changes in sensory nerve threshold sensitivity in experimental models of postsurgical corneal nerve lesion and eye dryness and the role of somatostatin analogues in its modulation" as a Marie Curie fellow. Principal Investigator: Prof Carlos Belmonte

2013-2015 European Society of Ophthalmology - European Leadership Development Programme (EuLDP)

International trainings and visits

1996 Dept. of Surgery, University of Tuebingen, Germany (1 month)
1997 Dept. of Surgery, University of Catania, Italy (1 month)
1998 Dept. of Ophthalmology, Die Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany, (1 month)
2007 Vitreoretinal Service - Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom (1 month)
2008 Dept. of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Udine, Italy (2 weeks)
2009 Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain (12 months)
2010 Jacobs Retina Center, Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
2012 Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell University, New York City, NY (2 weeks)
2013 Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell University, New York City, NY (1 week)
2015 Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell University, New York City, NY (3 months)

Awards and Honors

2001 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pécs: Arato Istvan award

2003 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology: Lotta Salminen travel grant „Enhanced Tear Secretion Due to Neurogen Inflammation of the Eye - a Rat Modell of KCS"

2003 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology: Március 15 award

2004 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology: Dry eye award

2004 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology: Dry eye research grant

2007 European Board of Ophthalmology: Teacher's travel grant

2007 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology - European Society of Ophthalmology: SOE Lecturer: „Correlation Between Fundus Alterations and Visual Functions in Age-Related Macular Degeneration"

2008 Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Hungarian Scholarship Board: Travel grant „The role of non-mydriatic fundus cameras in reading centers in the diagnosis and follow-up of early diabetic retinopathy"

2009 National Office for Research and Technology: Mecenatura grant: „Evaluation of the Effect of Corneal Protrusion on Anterior Chamber Morphology in Keratoconic Patients Using Pentacam Scheimpflug Camera"

2009 NKTH-OTKA-EU7 Framework (Marie Curie): Mobility grant: „Evaluation of changes in sensory nerve threshold sensitivity in experimental models of postsurgical corneal nerve lesion and eye dryness and the role of somatostatin analogues in its modulation"

2011 Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology - European Society of Ophthalmology: SOE Lecturer: „Increased activity of corneal sensory receptors in an experimental model of dry eye"

2011 Österreische Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft - Alcon Austria: Best Paper prize „Increased activity of corneal sensory receptors in an experimental model of dry eye" at the joint HARVO-AARVO meeting

2011 European Association for Vision and Eye Research: Best cornea poster „Altered corneal nerve morphology and epithelial wound healing in experimental lacrimodeficient dry eye" at EVER 2011

2011 Arquimedes 10̊ Certamen Universitario de Introduccion a la Investigacion Cientifica: II. Prize. „Alterations in Corneal Activity, Morphology and Epithelial Regeneration in a Lacrimo-Deficient Dry Eye Model" (tutor)

2012 Alcon Hungary: „Spes Futuri" II. Prize „Altered corneal nerve morphology and epithelial wound healing in experimental lacrimodeficient dry eye."

2012 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund: International Cooperating Grant „Neurophysiopathological basis of dry eye: ion channels involved in altered nerve activity and abnormal ocular sensations"

2013 Alcon Hungary: „Spes Futuri" Prize „The effect of Systane Balance artifcial tears on corneal sensitivity and tear film stability"

2013 National Development Agency: Research and Development Program „Medical and technological developments to improve the treatment of cataract"

2015 Fulbright Research Scholar "Gene therapy for the treatment of Age related macular degeneration"

Research Grants

Hungarian Scientific Research Fund OTKA 80372 (2009-2010) (PI)
Ministerio De Educacion Y Ciencia de Espana (2009-2011) (SI)
Ministerio De Educacion Y Ciencia de Espana (2011-2013) (SI)
Hungarian Scientific Research Fund OTKA NN106649 (2011-2013) (PI)
National Development Agency VKSZ_12-1-2013-0080 (2014-2017) (SI)

Research Interests

Ocular surface and tear film abnormalities (keratoconus, dry eye)
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery

Memberships

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Hungarian Society of Ophthalmology (MSZT)
Hungarian Society of Intraocular Lens Implantation (SHIOL)
Hungarian ARVO (HARVO)- Member of the Steering Commitee
General Medical Council (GMC) Registered Specialist

Language skills

English, German, Spanish

Scientometric data (March, 2014)

Cumulative impact factor: 71.78
Total citations: 567

Bibliography

orcid.org/0000-0001-5763-0482
https://sote.academia.edu/Ill%C3%A9sKov%C3%A1cs

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