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Atanas Bogoev ophthalmologist

Atanas Bogoev M.D., FEBO

Ophthalmology Specialist

A Bit About Me

My name is Atanas and I am passionate about ophthalmology, science, learning, and sharing.

I am enthusiastic to know more and willing to push myself beyond my limits. I am happy to be part of thYO Newsletter Team by SOE (European Society of Ophthalmology). As an eye health professional, I have also taken part in numerous conferences, webinars, and presentations and have been featured on local and international medical websites such as The Ophthalmologist, and more.

Last but not least I believe in the power of information sharing and therefore have created several platforms that aim to provide accurate, up-to-date information about eyecare to people and patients all over the world.

Work Experience

2021 - present

2017 - 2021


Ophthalmology Specialist

Universitätsklinikum Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum

Bochum, NRW, Germany

Ophthalmology Resident

Vision Clinic

Sofia, Bulgaria

Medical Doctor

Emergency Medical Assistance

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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2017 - 2021




Medical University Sofia

Medical Residency

Health Management

Medical University Plovdiv

Masters Degree


Medical University Plovdiv

Masters Degree

Training and Additional Courses

​[December 2022] Oftalmo University Phaco Course Part 2 (Mexico City, Mexico)

The Phaco Course offered by Oftalmo University is designed for ophthalmologists who want to learn or improve their phacoemulsification surgical skills. The course covers the basics of phacoemulsification surgery, including the use of phaco machines, surgical techniques, and incision making. It also includes hands-on training with artificial eyes, Wetlabs and Simulation training. The course is taught by experienced phacoemulsification surgeons and mentors, and personalized coaching is provided to each participant to help them improve their skills.

​[November 2022] Oftalmo University Phaco Course Part 1 (Online)

Oftalmo University's Phaco Course is an online ophthalmology course covering a wide range of topics including anatomy, physiology, surgical steps, intraoperative decision-making, ergonomics, hand positioning, and dealing with difficult cases.


[April 2022] Head of SOE for Ukraine Project

The website is dedicated to providing aid and support to ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. It offers information on how to donate, volunteer, and support various initiatives that provide eyecare and education to those in need.

[February 2022] Founded

Ophthalmology24 is a non-profit project that provides information about eyecare, innovative treatments, upcoming events, and resident education in ophthalmology, with an extended mission to help Ukrainian ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents relocate safely across Europe.

​[November 2021] Successfully passed the European Board of Ophthalmology Exam (EBO)

The EBO exam is the standard test for certifying European ophthalmologists and includes MCQs and clinical cases.

[October 2021] Member of the German Doctor's Asociation and eligible to practice in medicine Germany

Approbation is the German regulatory process that foreign doctors must go through to practice medicine legally in Germany, which includes a review of their qualifications and language proficiency, and passing an exam. Once granted, the approbation allows foreign doctors to work in the same capacity as German doctors.

[October 2021] Second place in the Young Scientist competition at the Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology Meeting (BDO2021)

A competition for a young ophthalmologist or ophthalmology residents that present original research work.

[March 2021] Young Scientist Award by the Bulgarian Glaucoma Society

Bulgaria Glaucoma Association hosts annual awards for young scientists that present original research in the field of Glaucoma at their annual conference. My topic was comparing subthreshold transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation with cyclocryotherapy in refractory glaucoma.

[August 2020] ICO Exam (A+B) Visual sciences, clinical optics and ophthalmic instruments

A global exam for ophthalmology specialists, certifying candidates' theoretical knowledge according to a world standard controlled by the International Society of Ophthalmology (ICO).

[March 2020] Cursa Refrativa Rio 2020 Online

Refractive Surgery Online Course Organized by Prof. Marconi Sanriago, Brazil.

[March 2020] Residency online Course on Eye Diseases 

A one-month course at the "Ocular Diseases" department of UMBAL "Alexandrov Hospital" — Medical University Sofia.

[February 2020] Presentation at DGII 2020 Conference

Participation in DGII 2020, a Conference of the German Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Mainz, Germany.


[November 2019] National Conference of the Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology

Participation in the conference in Borovets, Bulgaria.


[October 2019] Residency Course on Eye Diseases 

A one-month course at the "Ocular Diseases" department of UMBAL "Alexandrov Hospital" — Medical University Sofia.

[August- September 2019] Ophthalmology Internship

Internship in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Clinic Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum in Germany.

[July 2019] VOSS 2019

Retinal Training in Venice, Italy.

[June 2019] FloRETINA 2019

FloRETINA is a conference on the medical and surgical treatment of retinal diseases in Florence, Italy.

[May 2019] Harvard Medical Cataract Surgery Course at Mass Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston, USA

Dr. Atanas Bogoev was one of the 2 representatives from Europe who attended the cataract surgery course at Harvard Medical University in May 2019.

[April 2019] AAF OMI Seminars in Ophthalmology 2019

Intensive course to acquire practical clinical knowledge in the field of eye diseases in Salzburg, Austria. Dr. Atanas Bogoev received a certificate of participation and an award for one of the best presentations during the course.

[March 2019] Curso de Refractiva 2019

Intensive Cornea and Refractive Surgery (Laser Vision Correction) Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Atanas Bogoev was one of the 4 participants from Europe.

[2015, 2016] 5-th and 6-th Balkan Ophthalmic Wetlab Course

Intensive practical course for surgical treatment of eye diseases.

[June — August 2014] SEP2014

Summer Program in Business and Entrepreneurship at Babson College in the USA (New York, Boston and San Francisco).


  • 2nd place in the Young Scientist Competition by Prof. Dabov at the Bulgarian Socoety of Ophthalmology Meeting (2021)

  • 1st place in the Young Scientist Award by the Bulgarian Glaucoma Society (2021)

  • Full scholarship from the International Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (part of the American Academy of Ophthalmology) for an internship in Germany.

  • Honorary Lecturer Award at "Zdravey Zdrave 2019", Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2019)

  • 2nd place - the best poster presentation at the Bulgarian Society of Ophthalmology (2017)

  • InspireMe Conference Worthy Participant Award (2017)

  • 1st place at StartUP Weekend Plovdiv (2017) —  with the project Pregmo

  • Award for Doctors with Nobility and Cause - San Marco Foundation (2016)

  • Letter of Honor from the Minister of Health for Honors in Emergency Work (2016)

  • Finalist for Eastern Europe in Singularity University Exponential Technology Competition (San Francisco) (2016)

  • 3rd place in the competition Best Young Entrepreneur in Plovdiv (2016)

  • Finalist for the "Medical Student of the Year" award (2015)

  • 2nd place at StartUP Weekend Plovdiv (2015) — # Di-Assist

  • Full scholarship for a summer program in business and entrepreneurship in the USA (held within 40 days in the cities of New York, Boston and San Francisco) held at #1 ranked university for entrepreneurship in the world- BABSON College (2014)

Presentations & Scientific Publications

  • A Clinical Case of Strabismus Fixus Progressus (2019)

  • Adaptive fluidics using Stellaris Elite (2019)

  • Analysis of capillary density, capillary blood flow and foveolar avascular zone layer by layer in eyes without established ocular pathology with Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (2019)

  • Prophylactic Perioperative Antiviral Therapy for TPRK in Patients with Latent Herpes Simplex-1 and Herpes Zoster Infection (2018)

  • A Clinical Case of Bilateral Altitudinal Visual Field Defect (2017)

  • Orbital Tumors: Clinical and Differential Diagnostic Aspects: 31 Cases and Literature Review (2015)

  • Microneedles: A Look into the Future (2015)

  • Breast Reconstruction: Indications and Operative Techniques (2014)

  • Blepharoplasty: Patient Evaluation and Operative Techniques (2014)

  • A Clinical Case of Severe Necrotizing Infection of the Anterior Abdominal Wall (2014) - 3rd Place Award

  • Rhinoplasty: Indications and operative techniques (2014) - 3rd place award

  • Complications of blepharoplasty: a review (2014)

  • Rib fractures and associated thoracic injuries in patients with acute chest trauma (2013) - 1st place award


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Conferences organized by
Atanas Bogoev M.D.

  • Acute Conditions in Thoracic Surgery (2014) with over 300 users. Co-organizer Dr. Valentin Ivanov and Associate Professor Novakov on behalf of the Surgery Circle at Plovdiv Medical University.

  • Surgery in Oncology (2015) with over 400 participants. Co-organizer Dr. Valentin Ivanov and Associate Professor Ivan Novakov, head of the Surgery Circle at Plovdiv Medical University.

  • Electrocardiogram: ECG 101 (2019) with over 150 participants. The event was a part of Emergency Medicine Week, organized by the student council of Medical University Plovdiv.

Projects by Atanas Bogoev M.D.

ochno zdrave

Ochno Zdrave is a Bulgarian blog and website for eye health.


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