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Anastasios Costarides, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Pamela Humphrey Firman Professor of Ophthalmology
Interim Director, Section of Glaucoma

Anastasios P. Costarides, MD, PhD, was appointed as Interim Director of the Glaucoma Service on April 1, 2016.  He serves Pamela Humphrey Firman Professor of Ophthalmology in the section of Glaucoma at Emory Eye Center. His clinical practice focuses on the medical and surgical management of patients with glaucoma. Research interests include oxidative stress in the eye as it pertains particularly to glaucoma, cataract development and corneal endothelial dysfunction. Clinical research interests include the effect of glaucoma and its management on the corneal endothelium.  He also evalautes the long term outcomes of glaucoma surgeries.

He has participated in multiple clinical research studies sponsored by both the National Eye Institute and industry. These investigations include the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study and the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. These pivotal studies have significantly altered and advanced glaucoma care.

His daily responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents and fellows.  He currently serves as the glaucoma fellowship director.

National Recognition

President, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, 2010

Areas of Clinical Interest

• Medical and surgical management of the glaucoma patient

• Glaucoma medications and devices

• Quality care initiatives



Anastasios Costarides, MD, PhD

Fellowship in Glaucoma: Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA: 1997-98

Residency: Emory University, Atlanta, GA: 1994-97

Internship: University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL: 1993-94

Medical School: Emory University, Atlanta, GA: 1989-93

Postgraduate Training: Medical College of Georgia: Augusta, GA, 1983-89

Undergraduate: Emory University, Atlanta, GA: 1979-83

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