Dr. Nana Digmelashvili, MD

Transplant surgeon at Mardaleishvili MC’s Eye Clinic
Head of the Georgian Society of Young Ophthalmologists
Doctor of Medical Sciences

Work experience:

September 2007–present — ophthalmologist and transplant surgeon at Mardaleishvili Medical Centre’s Eye Clinic, Tbilisi

April 2008–June 2011 — ophthalmologist and scientist at the Georgian National Center of Ophthalmologists and Neurologists, Tbilisi

July 2011–March 2012 — ophthalmologist at the Eye Diagnostic Center, Tbilisi

August 2011–present — ophthalmologist at M. Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital

April 2012–January 2013 — ophthalmologist at the German Eye Clinic, Tbilisi

August 2014–present — ophthalmologist at the Chichua Mzera Medical Center

January 2019–present — head of the Ophthalmology Department, Innova Medical Center, Tbilisi

September 2022–present — lecturer at the European University, Tbilisi


Education and qualifications:

September 1996–June 2022 — General Medicine, State Medical University, Tbilisi

April 2003–March 2008 — clinical residency in ophthalmology at the National Center of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Tbilisi

May 2006 — retinal and vitreous detachment surgery course at Mannheim University of Germany, Tbilisi

June–July 2006 — refractive cataract surgery at St. Erik Eye Clinic, Stockholm

August 2006–October 2006 — diseases of the retina at the University Ophthalmological Clinic of Marburg, Germany

April 2008–March 2009 — Certificate of Membership for the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

May 2008 — diploma for SOE Lecture 2008

October 2008 — GAMIS (Georgian Association of Minimally Invasive Surgery), Tbilisi

July 2008–present — ophthalmologist certificate from the Department of Labour, Health, and Social Protection of Georgia, Tbilisi

September–October 2010  — refractive surgery course at Memira Clinic for Refractive Surgery, Stockholm

December 2011 — 8th Belarusian Ophthalmological Conference (BELMAPO), Minsk, Belarus

February–March 2012 — glaucoma therapy courses at BELMAPO on the basis of the 10th polyclinic in Minsk, Belarus

June 2012 — 10th EGS Congress at the European Glaucoma Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

May 2013 — 11th BSOS Congress and 1st Joint Meeting of the ESCRS Academy, BSOS and ESCRS Joint Meeting, Tbilisi

October 2013 — participant in Alcon Live Surgery, Tbilisi

June 2014 — member of the European Glaucoma Society, Nice, France

December 2014–present — TIOK, Christmas Educational Meeting, Tbilisi

April 2015–May 2015 — Phacoemulsification Course at BELMAPO, Minsk, Belarus

June 2015 — 9th European Glaucoma Course at the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), Geneva, Switzerland

June 2015 — attended the 6th World Glaucoma Congress in 2015; a member of the World Glaucoma Association, Hong Kong

October 2015 — First Tbilisi Cellular Therapy Symposium, European Society for Organ Transplantation, Tbilisi

November 2016 — Phacoemulsification, 12th Wetlab Vienna Course 2016, Vienna, Austria

May–June 2017 — Phacoemulgation, Arasan Eye Hospital, Erode, India

February 2020 — 10th International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery (ISGS), London

April 2022 — host of the 11th International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery, Geneva, Switzerland

December 2022 — Portfolio Applications for Teaching and Evaluation of Bachelor Medical Students at the European University, Tbilisi

Separately, the important role of Dr. Nana Digmelashvili as the leading ophthalmologist-transplantologist of Mardaleishvili Medical Centre’s Eye Clinic needs to be stressed. Accumulated and multiplied knowledge and mastery over the years of training and improving her skills allow her to use them in the practice of stem cell treatment for such complex eye diseases as amblyopia, optic nerve atrophy, nystagmus, and degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium.

Ophthalmologist Nana Digmelashvili constantly improved and practiced innovative therapy methods for the majority of serious eye diseases. This gave her a chance to restore the quality of vision without health complications for many patients of Mardaleishvili Medical Centre’s Eye Clinic.