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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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