In 1999 Professor Spyros Georgaras is awarded the first Kelman Award as one of the first generation doctors internationally who initiated Cataract operations by Phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation.

He is the President of the Research and Therapeutic Institute “Ophthalmos”, Managing Director of “Hygeia-Ophthalmos”, and Director of the Eye Clinic of “Hygeia” Hospital, in Athens.

Prof. Georgaras is founding member of the “Hellenic IntraOcular Implant and Refractive Surgery Society –HSIOIRS””, the most active Ophthalmic Society in Greece, organizing International annual Congresses in Athens with great success. He has been the President of the HSIOIRS from 1999 to 2003 and he has been elected again as President for 2015 to 2017.

He is the founder and first acting President of the Southeastern European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (SESCRS).

He has been the Chairman of the Education Committee of the European Board of Ophthalmology (E.B.O) established in Brussels. He was appointed as Senior Visitor of the Residency Review Committee of the E.B.O and for 4 years he was in charge of education matters for all European ophthalmologists.

In April 2000 he was appointed Professor at the Leipzig University, and its representative at international scientific events.

In 2010 he established, as one of the founding members, the scientific “Hellenic Society of Regenerative Medicine, Anti-aging and Biotechnology”, focusing on the latest innovations on the use of stem cells and growth factors for the regeneration of human cells, tissues and organs.

Prof. Georgaras is a member of many Greek, European and International Ophthalmological Societies, as the ISRS, the AAO and the ESCRS. He is the only Greek ophthalmologist till today, among the exclusive members of the International IntraOcular Implant Club (IIOIC).

Among his credits, he received the Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Award, the first International Kelman Award, and the Golden Medal of the Indian Ophthalmology Society.

With over 3000 members in 89 countries, the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) is the leading worldwide organization for refractive surgeons (ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgeries for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia).

In 2004, Professor Spyros Georgaras had the honor of being appointed by the ISRS as their International Council Representative in Greece.

Professor Spyros Georgaras receives the gold medal of the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society India for his innovative surgery techniques.

The “Spyros Georgaras” Scholarship is established by HSIOIRS. Since then, the scholarship is awarded annually to young Greek ophthalmologists to help them finance the continuation of their studies in an accredited eye center abroad. The first scholarship was awarded to Stergio Liapi.