Daniela Eleonora Cioplean, MD. CV.

Biography Personal Data, Activity:

Born in 1964, in Dej, Romania, married, one child

Surgical accomplishments: more than 2800 surgeries at the end of 2010

Graduated from the Faculty of General Medicine of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Institute of Cluj-Napoca in 1988, with an average of 9.60

1988-1990 intern at the County Hospital in Timisoara.

1990-1994 resident ophthalmologist at the Clinical Ophthalmology Hospital in Bucharest, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mircea Olteanu, and at the “Ana Aslan” Geriatrics Institute , under the co-ordination of Dr. Cristian Moraru

1994 Member of IACLE (International Association of Contact Lens Educators) – Barcelona

1994-1996  General Ophthalmologist at the County Hospital in Brasov and at the Optometry Centres of  Optinova Company

1996 – now – associate and manager of the Oftapro Ophthalmology Clinic – Bucharest, where she founded the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of this clinic, and where she is currently employed. From January 2010, the only associate in Oftapro Company

1998 – Senior Doctor in Ophthalmology 

1998 – Accredited as senior member of IACLE (International Association of Contact Lens Educators)

2000 – Launches, together with Dr. Teodorescu, the first telemedicine program for ophthalmology in Romania, a program which was initiated by the Emeritus Professor Dr. Eugene M. Helveston, who since then, became and  remained her professional mentor

2001 – Launches the telemedicine program in Albania

2002 – Founder member of the Romanian Society of Strabismology and Pediatric Ophthalmology (SRSOP)

2003 – Gets accredited as member of the European Strabismological Association (ESA), Bergen, Norway

2003 – Member of the Romanian Contact Lens Society (SRLC)) and of the European Society of Contact Lens of Ophthalmologists (ESCLO)

2004 – February – Organizes with her team, the first Romanian Telemedicine symposium  – “Cyber sight, an opportunity for partnership in telemedicine”, held by Prof. Eugene Helveston, USA, followed by the second interactive course on strabismus-related topics of Prof. Helveston in Romania (www.cybersight.org )

2004 – June – Organizes, together with Dr. L. Teodorescu, a course and a surgical demo on topics related to eye plastic surgery, held by Dr. Steven Dresner, USA

2004 – September – Organizes, together with Dr. L. Teodorescu, the presentation on the topic of “Retinoblastoma – Modern Treatment”, held by Prof. Dr. Francois Munier, Jules Gonin Clinic, Switzerland

2006 – February – becomes a member of ISA- International Strabismological Association

2006 – June – attends as participant and organizer to the Reunion of the Romanian Society of Strabismology and Pediatric Ophthalmology (SRSOP)

2007- becomes a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

2008 – May -has a direct role in organizing the third  Reunion of the SRSOP, with exceptional international guests

2009-Oct-becomes the President of the Romanian Society of Strabismology and Pediatric Ophthalmology

2010- May- coordinates and organizes the Congress of  SRSOP with a very prestigious international speakers

2010 –Oct- Organizes the “Strabismus” session during the National Congress of the Romanian Society of Ophthalmology as a courses session


  • Tubingen, Germany, 1992 –Retina Detachment, Course
  • Bucharest,1993, Course on Contactology organized by Bausch&Lomb company
  • Barcelona, Spain 1994 – Contact Lens, IACLE Course
  • Lisbon, Portugal 1994,  ESCLO Meeting
  • Milano, Italy, 1995: Nistagmus, Strabismus, Laser and Glaucoma Courses 
  • Bucharest, 1996, Course on Toric Lens, organized by Bausch&Lomb Company
  • Tel – Aviv, Israel 1996 – 6 months of training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Schneider Medical Hospital under supervision of Prof.dr. Moshe Snir
  • Bucharest, 1996, “Lasers in Ophthalmology”, course organized by the Military Hospital 
  • Utrecht, Holland, 1996 –  IACLE Courses
  • Prague, Czech Republic, 1998 – Accredited as senior member of IACLE, tests
  • Jerusalem, Israel, 1999 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • Bucharest, 2000 – Practical course on Surgery of the Oblique Muscles, held by Prof. Helveston at the Oftapro Clinic – Life surgery
  • Lytomysl, Czech Republic, 2000 – Strabismus Surgery, Live surgery, Interactive courses 
  • Barcelona, Spain, 2000 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • Florence, Italy, 2001 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • Tirana, Albania, 2001 – Congress of the Albanian Ophthalmology Society 
  • Orlando, USA, 2002 – Training courses in Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology; attends the lectures of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) (courses on strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology). 
  • Barcelona, Spain, 2003 – European Symposium of  Glaucoma 
  • Bergen, Norway, 2003 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2004 – Course on Strabismology, held by Dr. Paul OTIS – USA 
  • Izmir, Turkey, 2004 – The European Strabismological Association (ESA) Meeting
  • Budapest, Hungary, 2004 – ESCLO Meeting courses
  • Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2005 – Up-to-date Topics on Strabismology, course held by Prof.dr. Cristina Vladutiu
  • Killarney, Ireland, 2005 –  European Strabismological Association (ESA) Meeting
  • San Paolo, Brazil, 2006 – World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC), AAPOS (American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus) Strabismus Courses
  • San Paolo, Brazil, 2006 ,ISA (International Strabismological Association) Meeting, courses
  • Munich, Germany, 2006 – Round table on the topic of the “Red Eye Syndrome”
  • Paris, France, 2007  – Summit on the topic of “ External Diseases of the Eye”, course on the art of presentation
  • Seattle, USA, 2007 – Congress of the American Academy for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) – courses
  • Indianapolis, USA, 2007 – Training on strabismus surgery (2 weeks) at the “Riley Children Hospital” of the Indiana University and at a very prestigious private clinic
  • Myconos, Greece, 2007 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • Milano, Italy, 2008 – Training course on prescribing contact lens
  • Hong-Kong, 2008, WOC- World Ophthalmology Congress – Courses, symposium on strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology
  • Munich, Germany, 2008 – Congress of the European Strabismological Association (ESA)
  • San Francisco, USA, 2009 – AAPOS Meeting – Courses, workshops
  • Paris, France, 2009 – ESCLO – European Society of Contact Lens of Ophthalmologist – Courses
  • Belgrade, Serbia, 2009- ESA Meeting
  • Warsaw, Poland, March 2010, “Eye Care Health Advisor”, courses
  • Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 2010, ESCLO Meeting
  • Istanbul, Turkey, Sept.2010 ISA Meeting
  • Sinaia, Oct. 2010 SRO Meeting , courses
  • Sibiu, Nov.2010, SRCL Meeting, courses

Teaching, speaker:

Starting with 2002 develops a training program for few young ophthalmologists who are now part of the Oftapro team as strabismus specialists

2006 – holds an advanced course on prescribing toric contact lens, organized by Johnson & Johnson company (lecturer)

2006 – guest as moderator and lecturer at the round tables organized by Alcon company, on the topic of the „Red Eye Syndrome”, Napoli – Italy, Munich – Germany, Bucharest and Timisoara – Romania

2007 – moderator at the interactive round tables in Brasov and Galati, organized by Alcon company, on the topic of the „Red Eye Syndrome”

2007 – guest of the Scientific Committee of ESA (European Strabismological Association), as speaker and moderator, at the “Difficult Cases” session

2008 – guest as lecturer and chairman at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC), Hong-Kong, at the Surgery on the Oblique Muscles and Telemedicine symposiums

2008 – holds a course on contact lens organized by Bausch&Lomb company, on the topics of toric and multifocal lens

2009 – speaker at the Symposium on behalf of Johnson & Johnson – Eye Care Health Advisor

2009- speaker at the “ Ocular Infections” summit organized by Alcon Company

2009- invited as speaker to the first World Congress of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS), Barcelona, Spain, topic: “ The Romanian experience”

2010, March-lecture on “Ocular Allergies”, Symposium organized by Thea Company

2010, Oct.- holds the course “ The Infantile Esotropia” during the session “Esotropia” at the National Meeting of Romanian Society of Ophthalmology

2010, Nov.- lecturer, Contact lens course, organized by Bausch& Lomb Company

Submitted papers:

1988-1990  Co-author of 11 scientific papers at the Plastic and Reparatory Surgery department, – Timisoara County Hospital, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tiberiu Bratu

Ophthalmology, first author:

  1. Anterior transposition of the Inferior Oblique Muscles – surgical treatment for the dissociated vertical deviation associated with the bilateral overaction of the inferior oblique muscles” – October, 2000 – Brasov, October, 2001 – Tirana
  2. “Re-intervention for a Lost Muscle” – November, 2000 – Bucharest
  3. “Particular Aspects of Strabismus in Adults and Teenagers” – March, 2001 – Bucharest
  4. “Approach and Treatment of the Essential Infantile Esotropia” – Poster – May, 2001 – Iasi
  5. “Modern Treatment in Ocular Allergies” – June, 2002 – Bucharest and Constanta
  6. “The Importance of Early Treatment in the Essential Infantile Esotropia” – September, 2002 – Bucharest
  7. “Surgical Complications of the Strabismus Surgery” – September, 2002 – Cluj-Napoca,
  8. “Traumatic VI Nerve Palsy” – November, 2002 – Bucharest , SRO session
  9. “New concepts in prevention and treatment of progressive myopia in children” – April, 2003 – Vata, SRSOP Reunion
  10. ”Difficulties in the Treatment of Essential Infantile Esotropia” – October, 2003 – Sinaia , SRO Meeting
  11. “SAUFLON 55 UV – A New Alternative for the Contactologist” – October, 2003 – Sibiu , RSLC Meeting
  12. “Does the Bilateral Inferior Obliques Anterior Transposition Influence the Amount of Surgery on the horizontal muscles ?”  – June, September, 2004 – Izmir (Turkey), Sinaia (published*)
  13. “Diplopia after Cataract Surgery” – February, 2005, SRO session, Bucharest
  14. ” The Adequate Treatment Plan for the Traumatic VIth  Nerve Palsy” – Poster – June, 2005 Killarney, Ireland (published*)
  15. ”The Adequate Treatment Plan for the Traumatic VI Nerve Palsy”– October, 2005, Sinaia, SRO Meeting
  16. “Options in  Contact Lens Fitting” – October, 2005, Sinaia
  17. “Tandem Adjustable Sutures in Strabismus Surgery”– January, 2006 Bucharest
  18. “Abnormal Insertion of the Inferior Oblique Muscle and Its Influence on the Clinical Aspect of the Vertical Strabismus” – June, 2006, Cluj-Napoca, SRSOP Meeting
  19. “Conservative and surgical treatment of congenital lacrimo-nasal duct obstruction”, June, 2006, Cluj-Napoca, SRSOP Meeting, October, 2007, Sinaia, SRO Meeting
  20. “Modern approach in adult’s strabismus” – October 2006, Sinaia, National Congress of SRO
  21. “Topical antibiotics in current ophthalmological practice”, October, 2006, Munich, Germany
  22. ” Iatrogenic Strabismus – Approach and Treatment”, February, 2007, Bucharest,SRO Session
  23. ” Abnormal insertion of the Inferior Oblique Muscle and its clinical aspects” – Poster, May, 2007, Myconos,  Greece, ESA Meeting (published*)
  24. “Persistent Diplopia after the Traumatic Dilaceration of the Inferior Right Muscle” – Case Presentation, May -2007, Myconos, Greece, ESA Meeting
  25. “Iatrogenic Strabismus – Approach and Treatment”, October, 2007, Sinaia, SRO National Congress
  26. “Medium term results in operated consecutive exotropia”, 2008, Cluj-Napoca, SRSOP National Reunion
  27. “Abnormal insertion of the Inferior Oblique Muscle and its clinical aspects”, 2008, Hong-Kong, WOC
  28. “7 years of partnership in Telemedicine”, 2008, Hong-Kong, WOC
  29. “Medium term results in operated  consecutive exotropia” , 2008, Munich,ESA  Meeting (published*)
  30. “Approach and difficulties in traumatic strabismus treatment”, 2009, Sinaia, SRO National Meeting
  31. Results in Lacrimal Bicanalicular Intubation with the Ritleng System in Recurrent  Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction and canalicular stenosis”, 2009, Sinaia, SRO Meeting
  32. “Technical up-to-dates in Strabismology”, 2010, Bucharest, SRO session
  33. “Ocular Allergies”, 2010, Bucharest, Symposium organised by Thea Company
  34. ”Guidelines in cases selection of children who have to be referred to the Pediatric Ophthalmologist in the group 1-3 years of age”, 2010, Bucharest, The National Meeting of Pediatric Romanian Society
  35. ” Surgical and functional results in operated infantile esotropia”, 2010, Istanbul, ISA Meeting (published*)
  36. ”Modern guidelines in amblyopia treatment”, 2010, Bucharest, SRO session
  37. ”The contact lens-an important support in binocular vision rehabilitation in children”, 2010, Sibiu, SRCL Meeting (published **)


*The “ Transactions” volumes of ESA
** “ Acta Medica Transilvanica” Journal