Biogaphy of Dr. Gioula Barla

Biogaphy of Dr. Gioula Barla

Dr. Gioula Barla FEBO is an Εye Surgeon, graduated from Athens Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Greece, she was admitted after she excelled the entrance exams. She is highly specialized in Cataract microSurgery with implantation of intraocular lens, and premium IOL. She is very specialized in Refractive Laser Surgery Fempto-Lasik, PRK & transPRK. With these techniques Cataract Surgery and Refractive Surgery  myopia, hyperopia, astigmamtism and presbyopia can be treated.

She has been fully specialized at the “Ophthalmiatreio of Athens” national hospital (2007-2011) in all ophthalmic departments. She is Fellow of European Boards of the Ophthalmology after excelling the European board exams in Paris 05, 2011 and was awarded by the Hellenic Ophthalmological Society. She has  received post-graduation training for about 15 months in the retina, vitreoretinal department laser & ocular ultrasound at Ophthalmiatreio of Athens.

She successfully completed the Greek Ophthalmology exams at the University Athens Ophthalmology Hospital “G. Gennimatas”, and passed the round retina exams with honours. She trained at Ophthalmiatreio Athens trainned in cataract surgery, medical retina, vitreoretinal department, glaucoma, cornea external diseases and inflammations at regular and emergency department. She has great experience in the treatment of keratoconus with corneal collagen crosslinking. She took her first training steps in Ophthalmology at the general hospital of Korinthos (for 2 years) in cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, emergencies cases trauma inflammations, ocular surface and eyelids diseases. She was trained by the Cambridge University UK cooperation with “Athens Eye Hospital” 2012, by specialized seminars for cataract surgery (there was a cataract surgery trainer), for glaucoma and retina.

She has been certified in Refractive Surgery by American Academy Ophthalmology (2006),by the New York University Athens-Laser Vision Institute & Hellenic Ophthalmology Society. She has attended the “Vitreoretinal Thessaloniki Summer school” and also special postgraduated courses from Moorfields hospital U.K by thessaloniki Ophtalmica-Moorfields cooperation.

As an Ophthalmologist she has provided medical ophthalmology services to the National Public Health Organization.


Dr Barla is detailed in the examination, always explanatory to the patient. The pre-and postoperative meticulous responsible monitoring of patients is a primary concern for the physician. She is an advocate of continuing medical education, always up to date based on current international scientific developments concerning her subject.

She examines patients at her clinic in Maroussi, Thiseos 2  Marousi centre train station, and also in the “Ypapanti” Eye Clinic Hospital (129 Solonos Str. Athens) where she operates as consultant ophthalmic surgeon. She is also Ophthalmic Surgeon fellow at the “Athens Laser Refractive Center” and OMMA Katehaki Athens,  “Athens Eye Hospital” Glyfada, “Metropolitan General” Hospital Xolargos, “Mitera” HHG group and “Athens Medical Center”.

As an Ophthalmologist she has provided medical services to the National Public Health Organization (E.O.D.Y).

She has worked as a general Doctor in the emergency and on-call pathological and surgical department at the general hospital of Nafplio and Argos, Argolida  and in the rural clinic of Koutsopodi.

She was admitted excellently to the Medical School of Athens, through entrance examinations of the National & Kapodistrian University in 1994, I graduated from the 1st General High School of Argos.

She received a degree in Medicine from Athens with a very good grade of “Very Good”.

The Doctor completed the three-month paid medical training in Surgery, Pathology & Cardiology at the General Hospital of Nafplio and the Rural Clinic (“rural”) at P.I. Koutsopodiou of the Ligourio Health Center of Argolida, on duty at Significant experience in emergencies and chronic medical cases.

Doctor Barla Panagoula (Gioula) on 06/06/2003 started the paid specialty of Ophthalmology at the General Hospital of Corinth initially for one year. She worked diligently in the clinic, monitoring all its departments with particular interest in cataract surgery, glaucoma, corneal and bottom diseases. She remained with an extension of specialty until 01/2006, while she gained extensive experience in the patient’s anterior hemisphere in cataract surgeries, glaucoma, emergencies, conjunctival eyelid injuries and bottom diseases.

The Doctor continued on a salary basis and did a full specialty from 06/06/2007 to 06/06/2011 at the 2nd Ophthalmology Department of the Special Ophthalmology Hospital of Athens and serving next to the directors Mr. Pan. Mitropoulos, E. Parikaki Ap. Amariotaki S. Skourioti. During the above period, the Doctor showed special diligence and diligence and continuously monitored all the activities of the clinic according to the scheduled scientific schedule. She showed great zeal, knowledge and great surgical skill in the clinic of the Athens Ophthalmology Clinic, which covered almost all ophthalmic surgeries. She gained a lot of experience in anterior hemiplegia surgeries (cataract microsurgery, ocular & eyelid surgeries) and in the application of intra-vitreous injections. She examined a large number of patients with diseases eratoid and retinal surgery participating in a large number of vitrectomy & conventional surgeries, having the experience and judgment to evaluate the diseases in depth. She actively participated in the postgraduate program with presentations at the scientific events of the clinic, in the operation of the Outpatient Clinics (regular, emergency, corneal, biometrics-cataract, caulking, seabed-glassy-Laser, as well as the Ath on duty at the hospital.
Her theoretical training, as well as her surgical skill was excellent.

She excelled in the exams of E.E.O. retinal-vitreous specialty at the General State Hospital of Athens. She completed with honors her specialty in July 2011, she also excelled in the respective European oral and written exams in Paris in May 2011.
She specialized in the Vitreous-Retinal Department at the Athens Ophthalmology Clinic (under the Director Efst. Parikakis) paid for 7 months and an additional 6 months unpaid (total 13 months) and gained a lot of experience in the application with Argon / YAG laser (panretinal, cracks, grid, focal), in Ophthalmic Ultrasound (A&B scan), in the retinal section using Spectralis HRA-OCT technology, OCT with digital fluangiography (FA) & angiography with indocyanine (ICG), in photodynamic therapy, in endogenous VEGF, in the Nd-Yag Laser (peripherals, iridotomies).

She specialized for another 6 months in addition to fluoroangiography at the Hippocratic General Hospital of Athens (Director K. Petrou, Jan – Sept. 2016).

Today she is a Private Ophthalmologist Surgeon at 2 Thiseos Street, in ISAP square of Maroussi (PC 151 25 in Attica, tel.

She maintains a Clinic in Maroussi (Theseos 2), examines & operates at the ophthalmological clinic “Ypapanti” in Athens (129 Solonos), scientific associate of the Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Crete Prof. Ioannis Pallikari, at the “Metropolitan-General” hospital in Cholargos but also as a research associate at “OMMA”, at the “Athenian Refractive Center Laser”, at the “Eye Day clinic”, at the “Mitera” hospital, and at the “Ophthalmological clinic” Athens Eye Hospital “.

She collaborated for a year and a half (02 / 2006-06 / 2007) in the then Ophthalmic Surgery SA. (today Athens Eye Hospital) at the “Mediterraneo Hospital” in Glyfada, working next to Panagiotis Zafeirakis and Gerasimos Rallatos, who managed a very large number of cases and in patients with microsurgical cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology-strabismus, while she also had the good fortune to work next to Charalambos Rallatos, a highly specialized retinal-vitreous surgeon.

From September 2011 to November 2011 she attended a postgraduate program in cataract, glaucoma, retinal vitreous at the “Educational Seminars on Ophthalmology” from Athens Eye Hospital & Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and successfully participated in the theoretical surgical training courses. Participated in three specialized courses in 2017, 2015 and 2013 in the special postgraduate seminars with Thessaloniki – Moorfields Revision Course as well as in the very specialized seminars Thessaloniki International Vitreo Retinal Summer School 2017 “at the 6th International Vitreoretinal summer school course Thessaloniki” and at the “3rd International Vitreo-retinal summer school course Thessaloniki ». Participated in the special postgraduate seminar “Refractive Surgery” of the Hellenic Ophthalmological Society in 2011 and in the special courses of Refractive Surgery Fempto-Lasik, Keratoconus and Diabetes from the “Laser Vision Institute” of Ophthalmology.

  • Hellenic Ophthalmological Society and through EOE American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Association of Athens (ISA) & Panhellenic Medical Association
  • European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
  • Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery (HSIOIRS)
  • Hellenic Society of Vitreous-Retinal
  • Hellenic Corneal Society
  • Hellenic company for Ophthalmic Surface and Dry Eye.

1. A comparison of endothelial cell loss following phacoemulcification between the MICS
Millenium .Platform and Infinity phacoemulsification platform.
Zafirakis P., Barla P., Adamopoulou C., Tsioumas N., Rallatos G.
XXIV Congress of the ESCRS, London, 13th September 2006
2. Comparison of corneal curvature readings obtained by the IOL master and the orbscan.
Halkiadakis I., Barla P., Nikas S,Amariotakis G., Kandarakis A., Skouriotis S.
XXVIII Congress of the ESCRS Paris 2010
3. Changes in visual acuity after intavitreal Ranibizumab injections in patients with ischemic
and non-ischemic central retinal vein occlusion.L. Moustaka, G. Amariotakis, E. Paroikakis,
D.Karagiannis, P. Barla, P.Mitropoulos
EVER, Crete 2010 Published in Acta 2010 Ophthalmologica volume 88 s.246 Sep 2010
4. Speaker at the Panhellenic Ophthalmology Conference
Millennium phacoemulsification vs Phacoemulsification with Alcon Infinity. An Outcome
Comparison Study.
Zafirakis P., Barla P. ,Rallatos G.«Hellenic Eye Surgery SA»
39th Panhellenic Ophthalmology Congress,Thessaloniki, Greece 07/11/ 2006
5. Speaker at the Panhellenic Ophthalmology Conference
Management of Diabetic macular edema (DME) with Ranibizumab.
E. Paroikakis., Barla P . G. Amariotakis, P. Mitropoulos
Panhellenic Ophthalmology Congress, Athens, Greece 18-22/05/2011
6. Speaker at the international conference of the Hellenic Waterfall and Refractive Society
surgery Comparative results in Astigmatism in measurements with IOL Master vs Orbscan.
I. Chalkiadakis, Barla P, Kandarakis A.
24th Intraocular & Refractive Surgery International Congress, Athens, 5 Feb 2010
7. Instructor in a special international cataract training seminar for trainees
Educational Seminars on Ophthalmology by Athens Eye Hospital in collaboration with
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 09-11/2011 Athens Eye
Hospital, Γλυφάδα.
8. Speaker Barla P .: Presentation to specialists at the Athens Ophthalmology Clinic
of a rare incident
“Management of Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy”. A case
report. .CME Postgraduate Course, at the Athens Ophthalmology Clinic, Athens, May 2010.
9. Panhellenic Ophthalmological Conference 6-8 / 06/2019
Coordination in the thematic unit Cataract / Cornea / Glaucoma (poster) Dastiridou A., Barla P.

She is an active member of the volunteer group “Doctors of Love”, with which she has participated as an Ophthalmologist together with other renowned doctors in areas of Greece, mainly in island & acritic. The Municipal Polyclinic of the Municipality of Maroussi has assisted the Social Welfare & Solidarity Organization (OKOIPADA) of the Municipality of Maroussi in preventive examinations of children stations, the Diocese of Lavrio in the Medical actions of solidarity, the “Smile of the Child” in actions in municipalities & schools in the wider territory. For her social action and her voluntary contribution she has been awarded by the Medical Association of Athens & the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, by the Diocese of Mesogaia & Lavreotiki, by the “Child’s Smile”, by the municipality of Maroussi & by many municipalities throughout country.

1. P. Zafeirakis Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic “Athens Eye Hospital”
2. Prof. I. Pallikaris Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Crete
3. P. Mitropoulos t. Col. Director of the 2nd Eye Clinic “Athens Eye Hospital”
4. S. Skouriotis, Director of the B’ Ophthalmology Clinic “Athens Eye Clinic”
5. P. Skourtis t.Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic of General Hospital of Athens. P. Corinth
6. Efstr. Director of “Athens Eye Clinic”
7. Char. Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic of Athens Eye Hospital
8. Sen. Rallatos Director of the Ophthalmology Clinic of Athens Eye Hospital
9. St. St. Christodoulou Director Director of “Metropolitan General” Eye Clinic