DR. SC. Igor Knezovic, DR.MED.

Dr. Sc. Igor Knezovic, dr.med. – ophthalmology specialist

Graduated in 1998 on Faculty of medicine in Zagreb, as the youngest student of his generation.

He volunteered the obligatory medical course in KBC Zagreb and passed the state exam on 1st December 1999.

From 1st April 2001, he participates in work Lions of Croatian eye bank as a volunteer-associate in cause of developing multidisciplinary approach in transplantation medicine. He is an active member of teams throughout many multiorgan explantations.

dr.sc Igor Knezović, dr.med.

In May 2003, he defended the theme of his master work “The Effect of Organic Dehydration and Therapy with inhibitors of Enzyme Conversion of Angiotensin to the Serum Concentration of Stable Nitric Oxide Products”.

And achieves the academic degree of magister of science.

 

He actively participates teaching and scientific activities on University of Zagreb and University of Mostar.

He is a registered researcher on several scientific projects (Eye immunology, The net of eye banking).

He is the author and the co-author of many scientific works and presentations on national and international congresses (Istanbul, Munich, Berlin, Ljubljana, Nice, Haale, Amsterdam, London, Barcelona…).

In September 2005, his theme of doctor dissertation tilted „The evaluation and comparison of lacrimal and salivary involvement of patients who suffer from Sjogren syndrome“ was approved, and he successfully defends it in October 2008, so he achieves the academic grade – doctor of science.

dr. Igor Knezovic
dr. Igor Knezovic

 

In June 2006, he passes the ophthalmology specialists exam, so he becomes the specialist of ophthalmology.

 

He is the invited lecturer on:

2005 Berlin (SOE – travel grant)

2005 Istanbul (BSOS)

2006 Solun (EEOA)

2010 Romania, Transylvania

2013 Athens, Greece

2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 Croatian ophthalmology society- section for cataract and refractive surgery

2017 Budapest

 

He is an active participant of practical course for UV cataract operation (Bernek, Switzerland 2006), and the educational course for diagnostic of rear eye segment diseases (Ljubljana, 2011).

He is the winner of international scholarship SOE in 2008, as a representative of young Eastern Europe ophthalmologists.

He’s an attendant of several international workshops in contactology (Milan 2008, Warsaw 2009, Prague 2011).

He’s been through special education for laser removal of the diopter in Cartagena and Barranquilla, Colombia, 2008, lectured by dr. Carriazo, one of the most famous doctors in that field of ophthalmology.

He successfully finished the international course in laser removal of the diopter (LASIK) in Mumbai (India, 2009), and UV cataract surgery (PHACO) in Chennai (India, 2009), lectured by dr. Agarwal, one of the greatest innovators in ophthalmology in general, who also trained him personally.

After his education, he becomes one of the pioneers in this kind of operations in the institutions where he works at the Republic of Croatia.

From 2011 he is the leader of ophthalmology cathedra in High university in Bjelovar, where he achieves the professional title of a Lecturer.

dr.sc Igor Knezović, dr.med.

In 2012, he’s been through special training in the field of laser healing of keratoconus and individual laser treatment of irregular retails (topo-guided procedure) at one of the most famous surgeons in that area of science, professor Kanellopoulos, who works at the prestigious University New York Medical School, and he’s also a global ambassador for Wavelight.

 

In 2015, he becomes an internationally licensed surgeon on iFS laser platform for advanced laser diopter removal using femtosecond laser.

He fluently speaks English, and he also uses German, Italian and Norwegian language.

 

He is a member of: American ophthalmology academy (AAO), European society for cataract and refractive surgery (ESCRS), European association of eye banks (EEBA), Croatian chamber for medicine, Croatian medical assembly, Croatian ophthalmology society (HOD) and Croatian society for cataract and refractive surgery (CSCRS).

 

Scientific works

WORK-links

Therapeutic Efficacy of 5% NaCl Hypertonic Solution in Patients with Bullous Keratopathy

Differential Diagnostic Performance of Rose Bengal Score Test in Sjøgren’s Syndrome Patients

Retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in conditions of severe ischemia in patients without glaucoma

Late Stage of Corneal Decompensation Caused by Progressive Keratoconus: Can We Treat It and Save the Cornea?

PARTIAL TOPOGRAPHY-GUIDED FOLLOWED BY CORNEAL CROSS LINKING

Original Scientific Paper in CC journals:

1. Knezović, Igor; Dekaris, Iva; Gabrić, Nikica; Cerovski, Jasenka; Barišić, Ante;
Bosnar, Damir; Raštegorac, Petar; Parać, Anđelko.
Djelovanje hipertonične otopine 5% NaCl na edem rožnice kod bolesnika s
buloznom keratopatijom. // Collegium Antropologicum. 30 (2006) , 2; 315-319
(journal article).

2. Knezović, Igor; Alajbeg, Ivan; Karlović, Dalibor; Pavan, Josip; Vrkić, Nada;
Bišćan, Ana.
Differential diagnostic performance of Rose bengal score test in Sjogren's
syndrome patients. // Collegium Antropologicum. 35 (2011) , 4; 1105-1113
(journal article).

Conference abstract (abstracts) in other journals:

1. Brijačak N., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Metež-Soldo K., Knezović I.
Utjecaj vrijednosti IOT i dužine trajanja osnovne bolesti na broj endotelnih
stanica rožnice kod glaukomskih pacijenata.
Ophthalmologica Croatica 2002; Vol. 10, Suppl.1, pp 1-50.

2. Knezović I., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Brijačak N., Špoljarić N.
Animalni modeli u oftalmološkoj kirurgiji // Abstract of the 8th Annual
Convention Ophthalmologica Croatica 2002; Vol. 10, Suppl.1, pp 1-50.
3. Benašić T., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Lazić R., Špoljarić N., Knezović I., Kaštelan
S. Najčešći uzročnici kontaminacije donorskih rožnica u LIONS hrvatskoj očnoj
banci, te korelacija s postmortalnim vremenom.
Ophthalmologica Croatica 2002; Vol. 10, Suppl.1, pp 1-50.

4. Bosnar, Damir; Gabrić, Nikica; Dekaris, Iva; Lazić, Ratimir; Parać, Anđelko;
Raštegorac, Petar; Knezović, Igor.
Očno bankarstvo – svrha osnivanja // Ophtalmol Croat 13 (suppl. 1.).
2004. 19 (poster,abstract,expert).

5. Lazić, Ratimir; Gabrić, Nikica; Dekaris, Iva; Bosnar, Damir; Raštegorac, Petar;
Parać, Anđelko; Knezović, Igor.
Referentni centar za transplantaciju rožnice – pregled aktivnosti u zadnjih 8
godina // Ophtalmol Croat 13 (suppl. 1.). 2004. 83 (lecture,abstract).

6. Raštegorac, Petar; Gabrić, Nikica; Dekaris, Iva; Lazić, Ratimir; Bosnar, Damir;
Parać, Anđelko; Knezović, Igor.
Kontaktne leće nakon KPP-a // Ophtalmol Croat 13 (suppl. 1.). 2004. 111
(lecture,abstract,expert).

7. Alajbeg, Ivan; Knezović, Igor; Karlović, Dalibor.

Procjena oftalmoloških testova kod bolesnika sa suhim ustima // Acta
Stomatologica Croatica / Brkić, Hrvoje, editor(s).
Zagreb : Stom. fakultet i Hrv. stom. društvo, 2008. 410-410 (poster,domestic
peer-review,abstract,scientific).

Summaries of book summaries

1. Iva Dekaris, Nikica Gabrić, M. Reza Dana, Petar Raštegorac, Igor Knezović.
Expression of the TNF-alfa and its receptors (P55 and P57) in different human
corneal diseases.
25 th International Congress of Ophthalmology Alpe – Adria, October 2001,
Ljubljana

2. Petar Raštegorac, Nikica Gabrić, Iva Dekaris, Igor Knezović
Informatic activities in Lions Croatian Eye Bank // 25th International Congress
of Ophthalmology Alpe-Adria Community, October, 2001, Ljubljana.

3. Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Markotić A., Cima I., Bosnar D., Knezović I., TNF-? and
IL-1? production in human corneas from corneal graft recipients. 3. Kongres
Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem 15– 17
svibnja 2003, Rovinj.

4. Parać A., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Knezović I. Treatment of chemical eye burns.
3. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem
15– 17 svibnja 2003, Rovinj.

5. Raštegorac P., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Špoljarić N., Lazić R., Knezović I.,
Multimedial manual for residents in ophthalmology (PHACO surgery
assistance). 3. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim
sudjelovanjem 15– 17 svibnja 2003, Rovinj.

6. Knezović I., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Parać A., Čima I., Raštegorac P.,
Therapeutic efficacy of 5% NaCl hypertonic solution in patients with
keratopathia bullosa. 3. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem 15– 17 svibnja 2003, Rovinj.

7. Špoljarić N., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Knezović I., Intraocular lens decentration
rate: silicone vs acrylic IOL. 3. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem 15– 17 svibnja 2003, Rovinj.

8. Bosnar D., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Lazić R., Parać A., Knezović I. Eye banks –
why do we need them ? 4. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem 20-22 svibnja. 2004. Opatija.

9. Lazić R., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Bosnar D., Raštegorac P., Parać A., Knezović
I. Referral center for corneal transplantation – an 8 year overview. 4. Kongres
Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem 20-22
svibnja. 2004. Opatija.

10. Cerovski J., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Karaman Martinović, Željka; Knezović, Igor;
Bosnar, Damir; Barišić, Ante. Influence of previous allogenic blood
transfusions on corneal graft rejection rate // 5. Kongres Hrvatskog
oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem, Hvar, 12-14. svibnja
2005. Abstract book. (poster,abstract,expert).

11. Iva Dekaris, N. Gabric, D. Bosnar, A. Gagro, A. Barišic, I. Knezovic, J.
Cerovski (Zagreb, Croatia)
Pediatric keratoplasty combined with amniotic membrane transplantation.
XVII annual meeting European Eye Bank Association, 12th-16th January,
2005., Halle/Saale, Germany.

12. Igor Knezovic, N. Brijacak, I. Dekaris, A. Gagro, N. Gabric, D. Bosnar, P.
Raštegorac (Zagreb, Croatia)
Therapeutic effect of the amniotic membrane in herpetic keratitis is mediated
by Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist.
XVII annual meeting European Eye Bank Association, 12th-16th January,
2005., Halle/Saale, Germany.

13. Brijačak N., Dekaris I., Gagro A., Gabrić N., Knezović I., Bosnar D.,
Raštegorac P. (poster)Therapeutic effect of the amniotic membrane in herpetic
keratitis is mediated by interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. 5. Kongres
Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem,12-14.
svibnja 2005. Hvar.

14. Cerovski J., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Karaman Martinović Ž., Knezović I., Bosnar
D., Barišić A. (poster) Influence of previous allogenic blood transfusions on
corneal graft rejection rate. 5. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem,12-14. svibnja 2005. Hvar.

15. Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Bosnar D., Lazić R., Barišić A., Knezović I., Cerovski J.
(R, ppt, DVD). Pediatric keratoplasty combined with amniotic membrane
transplantation – video. 5. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem,12-14. svibnja 2005. Hvar.

16. Karaman Martinović Ž., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Lazić R., Bosnar D., Knezović I.,
Mravičić I. (R, ppt). A 15 years review of corneal transplantation in the Eye
Clinic Holy Spirit. 5. Kongres Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem,12-14. svibnja 2005. Hvar.
17. Knezović I., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Cerovski J., Barišić A., Karaman Martinović
Ž. (KP, ppt, DVD). Repair of superficial nonmarginal eyelid defects. 5. Kongres
Hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem,12-14.
svibnja 2005. Hvar.

18. Dekaris I, Gabrić N., Bosnar D, Barišić A., Knezović I., Cerovski J.; Pediatric
keratoplasty combined with amniotic membrane transplantation;  II-nd South-
East European Congress of Ophthalmology. 1-4. June. 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria.

19. Knezović I., Dekaris I, Gabrić N., Barišić A., Cerovski J., Bosnar D.,
Oculoplastic surgery prior anterior eye segment; II-nd South-East European
Congress of Ophthalmology. 1-4. June. 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria.

20. Knezović I., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Cerovski J., Barišić A., Bosnar D., Predović
J. Therapeutic efficacy of 5% NaCl hypertonic solution topically administrated
in patients with keratopathia bullosa. III International congress Black sea
ophthalmological society, 25-28 kolovoza 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

21. Cerovski J., Dekaris I, Gabrić N., Barišić A., Lazić R., Knezović I., Bosnar D.,
Karaman-Martinović Ž.; Corneal topography and pachymetry in corneal
diseases. II-nd South-East European Congress of Ophthalmology. 1-4. June.
2005, Sofia, Bulgaria.

22. Barišić A., Gabrić N., Dekaris I., Knezović I., Bosnar D., Cerovski J., Lazić R.,
Martinović-Karaman Ž.; (KP, ppt). Power calculation for diffractive IOL's.  II-nd
South-East European Congress of Ophthalmology. 1-4. June. 2005, Sofia,
Bulgaria.

23. Dekaris I, Gabrić N., Bosnar D., Barisić A., Knezović I., Karaman-Martinović Ž.
Pediatric keratoplasty combined with amniotic membrane transplantation, 1st
conference on Prevention of Blindness-Vision 2020, 18-20 November 2005.

24. Knezović I., Dekaris I., Gabrić N., Cerovski J., Barišić A., Bosnar D., Predović
J. Therapeutic efficacy of 5% NaCl hypertonic solution topically administrated
in patients with keratopathia bullosa. XXV SOE Annual Meeting Kongress, 25-
29 rujna 2005., Berlin, Germany.

25. Barišić A, Gabrić N, Dekaris I, Bosnar D, Knezović I, Karaman Martinović Ž,
Predović J, Kondža Krstonijević E. (poster). Experiences and advantages of
blue light filtering IOL in PHACO surgery. 7-9, July 2006., Thessaloniki,
Greece.

26. Predović J, Dekaris I, Gabrić N, Karaman Martinović Ž, Bosnar D, Knezović I.
The immunology reaction of corneal graft rejection. 4-6, May 2006., Primošten,
Croatia.

27. Predović J, Dekaris I, Gabrić N, Karaman Martinović Ž, Bosnar D, Knezović I.
The immunology reaction of corneal graft rejection. 7-9, July 2006.,
Thessaloniki, Greece.

28. Knezović I, Brijačak N, Dekaris I, Gagro A, Gabrić N, Bosnar D, Raštegorac P.
Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist’s role in herpetic keratitis. 7-9, July 2006.,
Thessaloniki, Greece.

29. Knezović, Igor; Alajbeg, Ivan.
Diagnostic performance of tear function tests in keratoconjunctivitis sicca and
Sjogrens syndrome patients. // Proceedings of the 5th Congress of South-
Eastern European Ophthalmology Society.
Zagreb, 2008. (poster,domestic peer-review,abstract,scientific).

30. Knezović Igor, Kasalica-Žužul Rajka, Tafra-Kodrnja Tanja, Salopek-Rabatić
Jasminka.Phaco Karate Chop Technique – results after first 500 operations.
The Annual Congress of Croatian Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery,
October 2010. Zagreb.

31. Knezović I., Kasalica-Žužul R., Salopek-Rabatić J., Fakoemulzifikacija kod
višestruko kompromitiranog oka ( kronični dakriocistitis, nakon TTE, kornealna
distrofija, fakomorfni glaukom, maturna mrena, kronični uveitis, uska zjenica,
monokulus) – prikaz slučaja.11. Kongres hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva s
međunarodnim sudjelovanjem, 20.-22. svibnja 2011. Primošten.

32. Knezović I., Pavan J., Pauković P., Lakrimalna punktalna okluzija kao terapija
kroničnog sindroma suhog oka. 11. Kongres hrvatskog oftalmološkog društva
s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem, Primošten, 20.-22. svibnja 2011. Primošten.

33. Knezović I., Budišić J., Belovari – Višnjić M. Facies glaucomica, long-term
results: can we recognize patients with POAG by their facial characteristics?
XXX Congres of ESCRS, September, 2012., Milan, Italy.

34. Knezović I., Kasalica-Žužul R., Salopek Rabatić J.,Belovari Visnjic M. Visual
quality outcome of toric intraocular lens implantation following
phacoemulsification. 12th Congress of Croatian Ophthalmology Society with
international participation, May 2012, Croatia.

35. Knezović I., Belovari-Višnjić M., Salopek-Rabatić J., Kasalica-Žužul R.
Surgically-induced corneal astigmatism after phacoemulsification: Impact of
the wound size. XXXI Congres of ESCRS, October, 2013., Amsterdam,
Holland.

36. Belovari-Višnjić M., Knezović I., Goldgouber M. Topography-guided excimer
laser procedure: treatment of corneal irregularity and stromal scar. XXXII
Congres of ESCRS, September, 2014., London, UK.

37. Knezović I., Belovari-Višnjić M. Combined excimer laser treatment of corneal
epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD) with phototherapeutic
keratectomy (PTK 90 microns and „wet PTK“) and wavefront-optimized
photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). XXXII Congres of ESCRS, September,
2014., London, UK.

38. Salopek-Rabatić J., Kaštelan S., Knezović I. Biomarkeri i glaukom Biomarkers
in glaucoma. 15th Congress of Croatian Ophthalmology Society with
international participation, May 2015, Croatia.

39. Belovari Višnjić M., Knezović I., Raguž H. Contact lens-assisted
transepithelial corneal collagen cross linking for progressive keratoconus
treatment in extremely thin corneas. 15th Congress of Croatian
Ophthalmology Society with international participation, May 2015, Croatia.

40. Knezović I., Belovari Višnjić M., Raguž H. ICL i toric ICL fakične intraokularne
leće za korekciju visoke kratkovidnosti i astigmatizma: šestomjesečni rezultati.
15th Congress of Croatian Ophthalmology Society with international
participation, May 2015, Croatia.

41. Belovari-Višnjić M., Knezović I., Raguž H. Combined transepithelial
phototherapeutic keratectomy and collagen cross linking using hypoosmolar
riboflavin solution in progressive keratokonus management. XIX Winter
Meeting of ESCRS, February, 2015., Istanbul, Turkey.

42. Belovari-Višnjić M., Knezović I., Raguž H. Contact lens-assisted transepithelial
corneal collagen cross-linking for progressive keratoconus treatment in
extremely thin corneas. XXXIII Congres of ESCRS, September, 2015.,
Barcelona, Spain.

43. Knezović I., Belovari-Višnjić M., Raguž H., Parać A. ICL and toric ICL phakic
intraocular lens for the correction of high myopia and astigmatism: 10 months
results. XXXIII Congres of ESCRS, September, 2015., Barcelona, Spain.

Master’s thesis

Utjecaj dehidracije organizma i terapije inhibitorima enzima pretvorbe
angiotenzina na serumsku koncentraciju stabilnih proizvoda dušičnog
monoksida / pre-Bologna master thesis.
Zagreb: Medicinski fakultet, 12.05. 2003., 63 pages. Mentor: Čulo, Filip.

Doctoral disertation

Procjena i usporedba zahvaćenosti suznih žlijezda i slinovnica u bolesnika sa
Sjogrenovim sindromom / doctoral thesis.
Zagreb: Stomatološki fakultet, 06.10. 2009., 206 pages. Mentor: Alajbeg, Ivan.

Election in title teaching Senior Lecturer

Klinička primjena Excimer lasera u oftalmologiji / nastupno predavanje
Bjelovar: Visoka tehnička škola, 23.11.2013.
Članovi povjerenstva: prof.dr.sc.Tihomir Ćurković, prof.dr.sc.Damir Kovačević,
doc.dr.sc.Tomislav Jukić

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