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Magyar

Popper, Mónika, MD Ph.D.

Medical specialism

  • Diseases of the ocular surface, cornea and conjunctiva
  • Xerophthalmia
  • Glaucoma
  • Examination of cataract

Professional experience

  • 1997: Saint Thomas’ Hospital, London
    • Internal medicine intern
  • 1998 – 2001: 1st Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University
    • Scientific Student Group medical student
  • 2000: Biomedical Institute for Research on Light and Image (IBILI), University of Coimbra
    • Medical student
    • Researcher
  • 2001: Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
    • Medical student
  • 2001 – 2007: School of PhD Studies, Semmelweis University
    • Ph.D. student
  • 2002 – 2005: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences & Biomedical Institute for Research on Light and Image (IBILI) University of Coimbra
    • Ph.D. student
    • Researcher
  • 2005 – 2015: Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University
    • Ophthalmological resident
    • Central intern
    • Ophthalmologist candidate
    • Clinicist
  • 2012: Moorfields Eye Hospital (Vitreoretinal, Medical Retina and Cornea & External Diseases services)
  • 2015: National Institute of Neurosurgery 
    • Neuro-ophthalmology intern
  • 2016 – : Ophthalmologist private practice 
  • 2017 – : Ophthalmology, Buda Irgalmasrendi Hospital
    • Ophthalmologist
  • 2017 – : Buda Health Center
    • Ophthalmologist

Education and qualifications

  • 1999: EUPO Course, XII. Congress European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), Stockholm
  • 2001: EUPO Course – Cornea, XIII. Congress European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), Istanbul
  • 2001: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 2002: Visual Neuroscience international Ph.D. course (Sensory systems as models for neuroscience: an overview from molecules to perception), Calouste Gulbenkian Institute, Oeiras
  • 2004: Medical-Economist degree, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Szeged
  • 2006: EUPO Course – Retina, Ghent, Belgium
  • 2007: EUPO Course – Glaucoma & Uveitis, Vienna, Austria
  • 2008: EUPO Course – Neuro-ophthalmology, Strabismus & Higher Order Vision, Genf, Switzerland
  • 2010: Ph.D. for ophthalmology
  • 2011: The American Austrian Foundation – Open Medical Institute, Salzburg Medical Seminars: Ophthalmology, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2012: 1st European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (EUNOS) Update Course, Budapest
  • 2012: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Grading Course, The Reading Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  • 2012: International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Theoretical Optics & Refraction qualification
  • 2013: EUPO Course – Cornea, Conjunctiva and Refractive Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2013: International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Basic Science qualification
  • 2014: The American Austrian Foundation - Open Medical Institute, Salzburg Medical Seminars: Ophthalmology, Salzburg, Austria
  • 2014: ESOPRS Pre-Meeting Course in Orbital, Lacrimal and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Budapest
  • 2014: EUPO Course – Retina, Nice, France
  • 2015: EUPO Course – Glaucoma & Uveitis, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015: qualifying exam in ophthalmology
  • 2017: European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (EUNOS) Meeting & Teaching Course, Budapest

Language skills

  • English advanced level
  • Portuguese intermediate level
  • German academic final examination
  • Latin

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Ophthalmological Society
  • Hungarian Artificial Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgical Association
  • Hungarian Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (HARVO)
  • Hungarian Ophthalmological Society Cornea Division / Hungarian Contactology Society / Hungarian Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology
  • Hungarian Medical Chamber
  • Semmelweis University Association of Friends
  • SOE Young Ophthalmologists programme

Scientific activity

  • University lectures
    • 2012 – 2015: Ophthalmological practice for medical students and dentist students, 5th year, Hungarian and English course, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, Semmelweis University

    • 2012: Biophysics and Optical lectures for ophthalmological specialist assistant trainees, Pharmaceutical and Medical Quality and Organizational Development Institute (GYEMSZI)

    • 2007: Ophthalmological exercises for general medical students, V. year, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University
  • Awards, scholarships
    • 2014. Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence, Salzburg Weill Cornell Seminar in Ophthalmology, The American Austrian Foundation - Open Medical Institute, Salzburg, Austria

    • 2014. Grant for The American Austrian Foundation - Open Medical Institute, Salzburg Medical Seminars: Ophthalmology, Salzburg, Austria

    • 2013. European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) Residency Exchange Grant

    • 2013. Grant for The American Austrian Foundation - Open Medical Institute, Salzburg Medical Seminars: Ophthalmology, Salzburg, Austria – due to accident and knee surgery this was not fulfilled

    • 2012. European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) 2012 Educational Grant for Ophthalmologists-in-training

    • 2011. Grant for The American Austrian Foundation - Open Medical Institute, Salzburg Medical Seminars: Ophthalmology, Salzburg, Austria

    • 2009. European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) Residency Exchange Grant

    • 2009. European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) 2009 Educational Grant for Ophthalmologists-in-training

    • 2007. Hungarian Ophthalmological Society 15th of March, I. place for tenders

    • 2007. Hungarian Artificial Lens Implantation and Refractive Surgical Association (SHIOL) annual congress, award for „Legjobb Fiatal Előadó 1. helyezés”, Keszthely

    • 2005. ARVO Foundation / Lapp Travel Grant Award

    • 2005. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian utazási ösztöndíja (ARVO 2005 congress)

    • 2003-2005. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Lisszabon, Portugália PhD hallgatói (“Bolsa Doutoramento”) scholarship (SFRH/BD/13710/2003)

    • 2003. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian utazási ösztöndíja (EVER 2003 congress)

    • 2002-2003. INFARMED Investigation Scholarship, University of Coimbrai, Portugal, „Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Biomedical Institute for Research on Light and Image (IBILI)” research scholarship

    • 2001. Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae Foundation for Student Exchange Movement Specialist Foundation scholarship (for the research at University of Coimbra, 2001. October)

    • 2001. Hungarian Medical Association of America (HMAA) scholarship for training (Ophthalmology) in the USA, State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Ophthalmology (2 month in the cornea- and general, 1 month in the paediatric ophthalmology section), Buffalo, NY, USA

    • 2000. „Teva-Biogal Díj” tender by Biogal-Teva Pharma Rt.

    • 2000. Rector tender: 1. award (I. Department of Ophthalmology, doctoral advisor: Prof. Dr. Ildiko Suveges)

    • 2000. 1. Award and the Hungarian Ophthalmological Society Special award at the Semmelweis University 2000. Scientific Conference

    • 2000. 1. Award („First Prize for the Outstanding Research”) at the 8th Annual International Ain Shams Medical Students Congress, Cairo, Egypt

    • 1999. The Ophthalmology section (presentation and poster) 1. award (“Award for The Most Outstanding Ophthalmology Presentation“)at the 10th European Students Conference at the Charité, Berlin, Germany

    • 1999. Justice Medical Institute annual academic competition 1. place

    • 1999. I. Department of Ophthalmology annual academic competition 3. place

    • 1999. 2. award Semmelweis University 1999. Scientific Student Conference

    • 1998. Rector tender: 2. award (Institute of Pathophysiology, doctoral advisor: Prof. Dr. Lajos Szollar)

    • 1997. I. Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research annual academic competition 3. Place
  • Publications
    • Number of articles in specialist journals (Peer-reviewed Papers): 12
    • Number of articles in international journals: 4
    • Number of articles in domestic journals: 8
    • Number of book chapters: 1
    • Number of quotable abstracts: 28
    • Number of presentations at conferences: 49
    • Number of presentations at international conferences: 31
    • Number of presentations at domestic conferences: 18
    • Number of references: 106
    • Invited critics activity
      • 2007— Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging


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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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