I was born on 21 July 1970 in Aleksandrów Łódzki.
After completing secondary school in Aleksandrów Łódzki in 1989, I began my studies at the Military Medical Faculty (WAM) in Łódź. I graduated in1995. After a postgraduate placement at the Ministry of Defence’s Central Clinical Hospital in Warsaw, I was employed as an assistant at the MoD Central Clinical Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic. After a few months I was seconded to the Helicopter Training Corp at Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą for half a year. After the period of delegation I recommenced my work as an assistant at the MoD Central Clinical Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic in 20012 as a senior assistant, then from 2005 as the Adjunct of the Clinic. In 2008 I was appointed Head of the Operating Theatre at the Clinic. Between 2009 and 2011 I also held the post of deputy to the Head of the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw, Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz. In 2011, I had to leave the medical corps for health reasons and join the reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
I began to take an interest in ophthalmology as a 5th year student, when I began to take part in the work of the Student Science Club at the Ophthalmology Clinic at the Military Medical Faculty in Łódź.
As a doctor at JW wishing to realise my professional ophthalmological goals despite being seconded to the Helicopter Training Corp at Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą, I organised my work in such a way that I could continue the specialisation I had started at MoD Central Clinical Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic in Warsaw. My direct teacher was Professor Stanisław Mrzygłód, who instilled in me an interest in ophthalmological microsurgery. In 1998, after passing the first degree of specialisation with a result of “very good”, I continued my education as an assistant at the MoD Central Clinical Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic. In 2002 I passed the second degree of specialisation in ophthalmology with a result of “very good”.
My work at the Clinic and the lessons I had learned in the field of microsurgery came to fruition in my doctoral thesis, which I defended in 2004 based on dissertation “Treating pterygium by epithelial lamellar transplantation of own conjunctiva.” The promoter of the thesis was Prof. Stanisław Mrzygłód MD. The reviewers of the thesis were Prof. Roman Goś MD and Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz MD. From 2001 I played an active role in the work of the vitreoretinal surgery team, and after four years became its head. I also developed and managed the ultrasound test laboratory at the Clinic. In 2014 I received the title of associate professor at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Warsaw Medical University.
The topic was:
“A prospective assessment of my own method of combined surgical-pharmacological treatment of diabetic maculopathy sufferers.” 132 pages, 39 tables, 47 drawings, ISBN: 978-83-62417-03-2 published by Oftal, Warsaw 2014.
The monograph is aimed at doctors of ophthalmology involved in surgical and conservative problems of ocular complications of diabetes in the retina.
Placements, training and professional improvement
In order to improve my qualifications and skills, I have undergone training at Polish and foreign institutions including:
2000 – “Laser workshops dedicated to laser surgery of the anterior and posterior sections of the eye” 2-3 June 2000 Łódź, Poland
2001 – “XXV Detachment Course on Retinal and Vitreous Surgery” 5-6 April Poznań, Poland
2001 – “Phakokurs mit High Communication Wetlab” 9 June Berlin, Germany
2001 – „Vitreoretinal Laboratory” 13-14 June Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2003 – “Training Course of OTI Ultrasound System” 2 March Kraków, Poland
2005 – „Workshop 23-Gauge Vitrectomy System” 29 April Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2005 – “Training on ICARE, the first injectable anterior chamber phakic lens” 20 June Paris, France
2012 – “Frankfurt Retina Meeting Live Surgery.
Lectures, Video Presentation” 10-11 March Frankfurt/Main Germany
Major awards, distinctions and medals:
2005/05 – diploma and crystal cube -prize for taking 1st place in the video category “Plastic Reconstruction Surgery of the Eye Socket” Non-magnetic foreign body. Removal using the vitrectomy technique.”2nd Symposium of the Military Ophthalmology Section of the Polish Society of Ophthalmology. Kraków.
2005/05 – diploma and crystal cube -prize for taking 3rd place in the video category “Vitro-retinal Surgery. Macular pucker treatment” 2nd Symposium of the Military Ophthalmology Section of the Polish Society of Ophthalmology.Kraków.
2003 – I was awarded a bronze “Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland” medal by the Minister of Defence.
2005 – I was awarded a bronze “For Service to the Defence of the Country” medal by the Minister of Defence.
2009 – Letter of Congratulations – for excellent surgical skill at the Ophthalmological Conference combined with “Live Surgery”, Łódź 19 October. Professor Roman Goś, Dr hab. Piotr Jurowski
2010 – I was awarded a silver “For Service to the Defence of the Country” medal by the Minister of Defence.
My scientific interests have concentrated from the start on retinal complications of diabetes. In particular, on the topic of the vitreoretinal junction and diabetic macular swelling. The results of this research have been published in both national and international periodicals.
The possibilities of applying new technologies in provisions for injuries to the visual organ with the presence of intraocular foreign bodies, including in soldiers during military missions (Afghanistan, Iraq) have also been the subject of my ophthalmological investigations published in Polish literature.
Surgical and pharmacological care of intraocular inflammation after ophthalmological operations was a challenge reflected in several national publications.
The pterygium operation which was the subject of my doctoral thesis is a modern method, developed in collaboration with Professor Stanisław Mrzygłód, which gives 100% therapeutic success with an excellent cosmetic result and, vitally, no relapse.
Later, I also engaged with the possibilities of therapy for the exudative form of AMD, and the question of the effect of circulation on the development of glaucoma. This research was also represented in both national and international publications.