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Magyar

Mészáros, Franciska, MD


Introduction

During the ophthalmology residency training programme I was working at the Department of Ophthalmology at Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary) and at the Kaposi Mór Teaching Hospital (Kaposvár, Hungary). I acquired my qualifying exam in ophthalmology in 2007 in Budapest, with my exam performance marked excellent. During the residency training as well I participated in several learning programmes abroad (especially in Italian), and after acquiring my qualifying exam I continued further training in Ireland. I worked at the Cork University Hospital at the beginning, later on I evolved my clinical and surgical skills at the departments of ophthalmology at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin for more than two years. In 2011 I became certified Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MRCSI) in Dublin, moreover I acquired the European qualifying exam in ophthalmology in Paris and became Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) the same year.

During a two-year glaucoma fellowship in 2015, I started working in England at the ophthalmology ward of Warrington Hospital, where I obtained valuable practical skills in the clinical management of glaucoma patients, as well as in laser therapy and surgical techniques for the treatment of glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). After that, I treated glaucoma patients in the same place as glaucoma consultants for nearly a year.

Patients with any kind of eye problems are welcome to my consultations. I have significant experience in the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of glaucoma, as well as in the field of refractive laser surgery procedures, which techniques I acquired after returning to Budapest.

Specialties

  • General eye examination of adults
  • Eye examination as part of occupational health assessment
  • Eye examination for driving licence
  • Prescribing glasses
  • Screening and management of complications regarding contact lenses, medical consultation
  • Management of acute eye conditions (eye surface diseases, corneal and conjunctival diseases, foreign body in the eye, inflammatory eye diseases)
  • Management of dry eye disease
  • Glaucoma diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (including papillary OCT and visual field examination)
  • Cataract diagnosis and follow-up, scheduling appointment for surgery
  • Detecting and managing circulation disorders and macular degeneration in the fundus of the eye
  • YAG laser capsulotomy (to clear capsule thickening - PCO)
  • YAG laser iridotomy (preventive or in connection with glaucoma management)
  • Pre-operative evaluation prior to refractive surgery, consultation, follow-up
  • Screening and monitoring patients with eye complications due to other conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure, allergy, headache)
  • Screening and monitoring eye disorders and diseases due to adverse drug reactions (Delagil, Cordaron, antidepressants, etc.)

Professional experience

  • Semmelweis University, Department of Ophthalmology, Budapest, Hungary
  • Somogy County Kaposi Mór Teaching Hospital, Kaposvár, Hungary
  • Clinica Oculistica di Trieste, Italy
  • Gömb Optika, Kaposvár, Hungary
  • Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
  • Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Warrington Hospital, Warrington, United Kingdom
  • Buda Ophthalmology Center, Budapest, Hungary

Education and qualifications

  • 2001: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures - Faculty of Medicine
  • 2001: University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures – qualification as a professor
  • 2002: Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine - Recognition of diploma
  • 2007: Hungarian qualifying exam in ophthalmology (Budapest)
  • 2011: MRCOphth, Irish qualifying exam in ophthalmology (Dublin)
  • 2011: FEBO, European qualifying exam in ophthalmology (Paris)
  • 2015-2017: Glaucoma fellowship (United Kingdom)
  • 2009: EYESi Simulator Training (Dublin)
  • 2011: EUPO Course, Uveitis and Glaucoma (Geneva)
  • 2016: Good clinical practice course (United Kingdom)
  • 2016: Complex Cataract course (Manchester)
  • 2016: UCL-Moorfields Glaucoma course (London)
  • 2017: European Glaucoma Society wet lab and course (Mainz)

Language skills

  • English, professional - advanced level
  • Romanian, professional - advanced level
  • Italian - beginner
  • French - beginner
  • German - beginner

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Medical Chamber
  • Hungarian Ophthalmological Society
  • Hungarian Society of Intraocular Lens Implant and Refractive Surgery (SHIOL)
  • Hungarian Contactologist Society (Magyar Kontaktológiai Társaság)
  • Hungarian Glaucoma Society (Magyar Glaucoma Társaság)
  • Hungarian Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
  • Transylvanian Museum Society (EME) - Medical and Pharmacological Department
  • Irish Medical Council (IMC)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) UK
  • UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS)
  • European Glaucoma Society (EGS)

Scientific activity

Lecturing:
  • Health protection programs in secondary schools as a medical student
  • Ophthalmology practices for medical and dental students, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, 5th year students, both in Hungarian and English
  • Participating in the ophthalmology training programme for GPs, nurses and optometrists

Prizes, scholarships:
  • Students’ Scientific Conference (MOGYE,TDK): 1st prize (twice), 2nd prize (once) in 2000 and 2001
  • Semmelweis University - Residency Exchange Grant (2004 and 2005, Clinica Oculistica di Trieste)

Publications:
  • Book chapter: 2 chapters
  • Conference presentations, presentations, clinical audits: 25

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!



Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

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