Education

  • 1994 – 1998: Theoretical high school “Emil Racovita”, -Vaslui;
  • 1999 – 2005: The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr.T.Popa”, Iasi;
  • 2005 – 2006: Resident Physician – General Surgery – Central Military Hospital, Bucharest;
  • 2007 – 2012: Resident Physician – Ophthalmology – University Emergency Hospital, Bucharest;
  • 2012: Specialist ophthalmologist;
  • 2017: Primary ophthalmologist.

Professional experience

  • MAY 2012 – present: Primary ophthalmologist – Ophtamax Clinic, Ploiesti;
  • MARCH 2019 – present: Primary ophthalmologist – Oftapro Clinic, Bucharest;
  • 2014 – 2019: Primary ophthalmologist – Regina Maria Clinic, Bucharest;
  • 2012 – 2014:  Specialist Ophthalmologist – Anima Clinic, Bucharest;
  • 2008 – 2011: Ophthalmologist, collaborating physician – Optiblu Clinic, Bucharest.

Professional skills

  • Paraclinical investigations: – eye tomography, eye ultrasound, visual field;
  • Laser treatment: – iridotomy, capsulotomy, traleoculoplasty, retinal photocoagulation;
  • Intravitreal injections for the treatment of retinal disorders;
  • Small eyelid and pterygium surgery.

Activity and Scientific Research

Research papers presented and published

  • ‘The particular case of closed-angle glaucoma in the context of congenital anomalies of the ciliary body’, Ioana Costescu, Raluca Varna, Hayfa Hassan, Remi Pescaru – October 2008, Sinaia;
  • ‘Diabetic therapy in maculopathy’- SIFI scholarship, October 2008, Sinaia;
  • ‘Purtscher’s retinopathy’ – a clinical case – SRO monthly session, May 2008;
  • ‘Surgical resolution of a lower eyelid malignant tumor with tearing’
    – Ioana Costescu, Raluca Varna, Remi Pescaru – SRO monthly session, September 2009;
  • ‘Extended upper eyelid tumor: histopathological diagnosis and therapeutic attitude’ – Ioana Costescu, Raluca Varna – October 2010, Sinaia;
  • ‘Pathological and surgical peculiarities in the evolution of cataracts and glaucoma in sclerodemia – presentation of two similar cases hospitalized in the Ophthalmology Clinic of SUUB’ – Ioana Costescu, Raluca Varna, Hayfa Hassan, Cristina Salceanu – October 2011, Sinaia;
  • ‘Panuveitis- diagnosis difficulties and treatment’ – Raluca Varna, Viorela Popescu, Costin Mitulescu, Cristina Alexandrescu – Monthly meeting SRO, December 2011.

Ophthalmology training courses

  • Retina Takeoff – Sinaia, October 2007 (Teaching Course on Retina and Vitreous Surgery, Prof. Ingrid Kreissig);
  • Refractive Surgery Course – November 11th, 2009, SUUB – Dr. Claudio Lucchini;
  • CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy – the surgical technique, 2015;
  • Annual attendance to Romanian Society of Ophthalmology and Romanian Glaucoma Society.

Scientific societies membership

  • Romanian Society of Ophthalmology;
  • Romanian Glaucoma Society;
  • Romanian Society of Strabismus and Ophthalmology Pediatrics;
  • European Glaucoma Society.