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Dimitar Taskov, MD

Born 1960 in the town of Targovishte in a family of eye doctors. In 1990 specializes ophthalmology in Medical Academy Sofia. As head of the Ophthalmology Ward in Targovishte, he works in the field of intraocular surgery. Also completed the International Informatization Academy - "Health Management" and "Pedagogical competence" in MU Varna. In 1996, in Targovishte, he founds Eye Center "Dr Taskov", after the name of his father. In 2004 establishes Luxor Hospital in Plovdiv. In 2008 Eye Center "Dr Taskov" becomes Specialized Eye Hospital "Dr Taskov", Targovishte. In 2013 Eye Hospital Luxor is expanded and its interior is completely renovated for to offer more comfort to its patients.

Dr Taskov is a leading ophthalmologist, expert in the modern eye microsurgery, with great personal contribution for the introduction of new operative methods, such as small-Incision cataract surgery and:

  • Phacoemulsification – removal of cataract (clouding of the lens) with ultrasound
  • Aqua Lase – water-jet surgery
  • Implantation of the first multifocal lens in Bulgaria, with which the patients can see at close and far distances without glasses
  • The first surgery in Bulgaria using the phaco-system Centurion, only a month after its European premier
  • Femtosecond laser–assisted cataract surgery – the key stages of the surgery are performed with femtosecond laser
  • Teaching guest-surgeon in Burgas, Lovech, District Hospital Plovdiv and in University Clinic in Macedonia
  • Numerous participations in international congresses and trainings for ophthalmologists. Doctor of the Year in 2009 and investor in the field of medicine in 2008

Honours and awards

Live surgery surgeon (cataract surgery) - 12-14 February 2010 XIV ESCRS winter meeting in Budapest, Hungary

Live surgery surgeon (refractive surgery), 2nd Balkan wet lab course, 26-30 June 2012, Sofia

"Cataracta pathologica and complicata in the childhood" – VideoCatarattaRefrattiva (video conference of the world famous Lucio Buratto, MD), 10-11 October 2014, Milano, Italy

Live surgery surgeon (cataract surgery) - "The operation theatre of the future" 04 April 2015, Plovdiv

Live surgery surgeon (cataract and refractive surgery) - "Evolution of ophthalmic surgery", 14 May 2016, Plovdiv

Live surgery surgeon (cataract surgery) - "Cataract live surgery" 9 September 2016, Sofia

An honorary citizen of Targovishte - 2017

"Member observer" for distinguished merits in the field of medicine to BASA (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts) from 2018

Publications

"Explantation and simultaneous IOL implantation"

"Microcoaxial phacoemulsification"

"AquaLase cum Restor" – 2005, Sofia

"Life quality in refractive surgery of the crystalline lens", May 2009, Varna

"First cases Ferarra ring implantations in keratoconus", XIII Congress of the SOLB 12-15 May 2010, Plovdiv

"Child case with homocystinuria and bilateral implantation of RESTOR IOL", XIII Congress of the SOLB 12-15 May 2010, Plovdiv

"My favourite PREMIUM IOL", XIII Congress of the SOLB 12-15 May 2010, Plovdiv

"Optical and visual axis in refractive surgery", XIII Congress of the SOLB 12-15 May 2010, Plovdiv

"Intraoperative complications in cataract surgery with "PREMIUM" IOLs – what to do", XIII Congress of the SOLB 12-15 May 2010, Plovdiv

"New solution in refractive surgery of crystalline lens", XIV Congress of the SOLB, 23-26 June 2011, Borovets

"Clinical case of congenital cataract of 6 months old baby", XIV Congress of the SOLB, 23-26 June 2011, Borovets

"Clinical case of phacofragmentation of spontaneously luxated crystalline lens in vitreous cavity", XIV Congress of the SOLB, 23-26 June 2011, Borovets

"Posterior capsulorrhexis or peeling of posterior capsule", XV Congress of the SOLB 17-20 May 2012 Plovdiv

"When the laser cannot", XV Congress of the SOLB 17-20 May 2012 Plovdiv

"Laser refractive surgery – modern concept", XV Congress of the SOLB 17-20 May 2012 Plovdiv

"The challenge presbyopia" - Congress of Sofia Ophthalmic Society "Advancements in Ophthalmology", 23-24 November 2012, Sofia

"New possibilities for refractive correction with phakic IOLs", XVI Congress of the SOLB, 16-19 May 2013, Plovdiv

Round table with topic "Acrysof", XVI Congress of the SOLB, 16-19 May 2013, Plovdiv

"New complications in ophthalmic surgery" - Congress of Sofia Ophthalmic Society "Advancements in Ophthalmology", 29-30 November 2013, Sofia

"Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) – for and against" – 31th Congress of Sofia Ophthalmic Society "Advancements in Ophthalmology", 27-29 November 2015, Pravets, Bulgaria

"Xen Gel Stent - New alternative in POAG treatment", XIX Congress of the SOLB, 18-21 May 2017, Sofia

"When femtolaser cannot", XII Congress of the BDO, 19-22 October 2017, Sofia

Courses

"ReSTOR – basic factors in optimizing postoperative outcomes" – workshop, 24-25 March 2007, Devin

ACRYSOF TORIC training course – 8 December 2007, Sofia

The PRL certification course – 27 April 2008

"Experience the true MICS (The Acri.Smart family)" – wet lab course, 13 September 2008, Berlin

Ozurdex Injection Wetlab – organized by Allergan, 7th September 2012 in Milano

LenSx Laser (Cataract) course – 27 July 2015

Professional service in eye clinics – 19 March 2016, Tryavna

Certificates

Memberships

European society of cataract and refractive surgeons (ESCRS)

Union of eye doctors in Bulgaria (SOLB)

Bulgarian comradeship of ophthalmology (BDO)

Foreign languages

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Conferences

4-7 June 2011 SOE in Geneva

16-20 February 2012 WOC Abu Dhabi

6-9 September 2012 XXII Euroretina in Milano

8-12 September 2012 XXX ESCRS in Milano

15-17 February 2013 XXXII ESCRS winter meeting in Warsaw

4-5 October 2013 IV Eucornea in Amsterdam

5-9 October 2013 XXXI ESCRS in Amsterdam

2-6 April 2014 WOC in Tokyo

10-11 September 2014 Alcon Wavelight users symposium

13-17 September 2014 XXXII ESCRS in London

5-9 September 2015 XXXIII ESCRS in Barcelona

7-11 October 2017 XXXV ESCRS in Lisbon

22-26 September 2018 XXXVI ESCRS in Vienna

Team

Dr. Ivanka Bogdanova

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Ivanina Raycheva

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Rositsa Nikolova

Ophthalmologist
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