Biography

Igor E. Erikovich

Igor Erikovich going to make a surgery

Igor Aznauryan today:

  • Doctor of Medical Sciences
  • Practicing ophthalmologist, ophthalmic surgeon, refractive surgeon
  • Founder and head of Russia’s only specialized Assciation of Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics “Yasniy Vzor in Moscow and Kaliningrad
  • Academician of the Academy of Medical and Technical Sciences of the Russian Federation
  • Member of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Strabismologists (AAPOS: Igor Aznauryan)
  • Member of the European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society (EPOS)
  • Member of the European Strabismology Association (ESA)
  • Member of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC)
  • In 2013, he was invited to the International Affairs Committee of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Reviewer of The British Journal of Ophthalmology
  • Laureate of the Academician Sviatoslav Fedorov Prize
  • Awardee of the highest Russian public award – “Russia’s Pride” order
  • Laureate of the Alexander Chizhevskii Prize
  • Director of the Center for Advanced Training of Ophthalmologists
  • Certified for laser vision correction in children and adults by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Igor Aznauryan was born on April 24, 1964 in Tbilisi to the family of office workers. In 1971 he was admitted to Yerevan secondary school №83, which he graduated from in 1981 with honors.

In 1981 he was admitted to Yerevan State Medical Institute of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

In 1987 graduated from Yerevan State Medical Institute of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

In 1988 conducted pediatric ophthalmology residency, in 1992 obtained a PhD at the department of adolescents and children’s vision protection at Helmholtz Moscow Institute of Ophthalmology.

In 1988 started a research fellowship at the laboratory of vision protection in children and adolescents at Yerevan Medical Institute Research Center.

In 1993 defended PhD thesis “On the Tactic and Methods of the Treatment of Concomitant Partially Accommodative Esotropia in Children”  under the leadership of Professor Eduard Avetisov, the Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, the founder of the pediatric ophthalmological school in Russia and the Soviet Union.


In 1996 at the age of 32 he established the department of adolescents and children’s eyesight protection at S.N. Fedorov Eye Microsurgery Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Complex, became the founder of the comprehensive approach in treating oculomotor disorders in children.

In June 2001 he established an Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics “Yasniy Vzor”, the first and unique in its capabilities private pediatric ophthalmology clinic in Russia.

Since 2003 – academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Technical Sciences

In 2004 he was admitted to the European Pediatric Ophthalmological Society.

In June 2005 became the laureate of Academician Svyatoslav Fedorov Prize in “Health for Children” nomination with the memorial medal “For Noble Thoughts and Worthy Deeds”.

In February 2006 received A. Chizhevskiy award with the golden medal and diploma for outstanding achievements in research and public activities.

In 2007 received the Highest Russian Public Order the Pride of Russia for the personal contribution to the development of Russian ophthalmology, great clinical work on the eyesight recovery of children and adolescents, and philanthropy.

In April 2009 defended Doctor of Sciences thesis on the topic “Visual functions recovery system in refractive and strabismic amblyopia in children and adolescents”, obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences.

"Pride of Russia"

Pride of Russia

In 2009 his work on the tactics of the surgical treatment of paralytic strabismus was recognized as the best at the international ophthalmological forum.

In 2012 became the first and as of today the only representative of Russian ophthalmology field at the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Since 2013 became a member of the international committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the reviewer of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Since 2014 a member of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC) that unites leading world pediatric ophthalmologists from world’s 14 advanced countries.

In 2015 translated into Russian a book authored by his American colleague Burton J. Kushner, MD, University of Wisconsin, Department of Ophthalmology and the Dean Medical Foundation, Madison, WI, USA “Eye Muscle Problems in Children and Adults. A Guide to Understanding.”

In 2015 received a Chizhevsky Star — the highest award of the Academy of Medical and Technical Sciences.

In October 2015 delivered lectures at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC 2015):

  • Minimum invasive radio wave strabismus surgery technique.
  • Strabo Program. The principles of mathematical modeling of horizontal strabismus surgeries.

"Chizhevsky Star"

Chizhevsky star