Harilaos Ginis, PhD
Harilaos Ginis is a physicist, active in the field of physiological optics and vision. He studied Physics in the University of Crete and granted his PhD in biomedical technology from the same University, department of Medicine. (Thesis title: ”Μελέτη των οπτικών και φυσικών παραμέτρων που υπεισέρχονται στην επικέντρωση και διαμόρφωση φωτοαποδομούμενης υδρογέλης στην επιφάνεια του κερατοειδή”, Supervisor: prof. Ioannis Pallikaris. )
He is currently employed by the University of Crete, teaching and leading a small research group for the optical metrology in the human eye. He is author of 26 peer-reviewed original articles (281 citations, h-index=7) and holds 8 patents in the field of surgical devices and optical diagnostic instruments for the human eye.
His current research interests include optical metrology in the human eye, measurement of the mechanical properties of ocular tissues and mathematical modeling. Part of this work is performed on the basis of international collaborations through mutual visits. Some of his most important current projects pertain to the development of optical techniques for the in-vivo measurement of intraocular scatter and the morphological characterization of structures that cause loss of transparency by macroscopic optical (in-vivo) techniques. Moreover, to the development of realistic physical structures that cause scatter with similar characteristics (intensity - angular distribution) with intraocular scatter and the psychophysical study of it's impact on visual function.
In parallel, he is developing experimental devices for the measurement of the mechanical properties of ocular tissues. The use of these devices, has led to the most accurate and extensive (to date) data set with in-vivo normative values for ocular rigidity (Pallikaris et al, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Feb;46(2):409-14).