Head of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist, St. Petersburg State Medical University, Russia
Professor Yuri Astakhov, MD, PhD, completed his medical degree, residency and postgraduate education at the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, Russia. At this university, he held the positions of Chair and Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic for more than 20 years, and is now professor. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the university and Vice President of the All-Russian Association of Ophthalmologists. He is also director of the City Ophthalmology Center.
Professor Astakhov has extensive clinical research experience in a range of ophthalmology subspecialties, including glaucoma, retinal diseases, and vascular pathology of the eye. He has been involved as principal investigator in more than 20 clinical trials since 1997. He is author and co-author of several monographs and more than 500 scientific publications, and is an Editor-in-Chief of the ophthalmologic magazine ‘Oftalmologiceskie Vedomosti’.