Dr. Peter J. Agapitos,
MD, FRCSC, DABO
- Over 15,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Peter Agapitos completed his medical degree at the University of Ottawa. After an internship at McGill University, he specialized in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Agapitos then had further subspecialty training in cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery during a two-year fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Agapitos has been performing excimer laser vision correction since 1992 and was the first surgeon in Canada to treat a patient for hyperopia with the excimer laser He has broad experience with surgical techniques (epikeratophakia, radial and astigmatic keratotomy, keratomileusis, and clear lens extraction) and excimer laser techniques (PRK, LASIK and LASEK). Dr. Agapitos also treats the corneal eye disease keratoconus using the Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) procedure combined with a T-PRK laser treatment.
Dr. Agapitos practiced ophthalmology in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota from 1989 to 1992, and was an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He returned to Ottawa in 1992 and developed a successful anterior segment surgery practice focusing on laser vision correction, cataract surgery, and corneal transplants. Dr. Agapitos is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa and is an active attending surgeon at the Riverside Eye Care Centre at the Ottawa Hospital. He has lectured in both Canada and the USA.
Accomplishments and Awards
In 1990, Dr. Agapitos was named to the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive and Corneal Surgery. From 1995 to 2002, he was one of five surgeons in North America to serve on the refractive surgery panel of the committee on ophthalmic procedure assessments of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In 1999, he received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Since 2002, Dr. Agapitos has been Chair of the Section on Ophthalmology of the Ontario Medical Association. He currently serves on the Independent Health Facilities Task Force on Ophthalmology of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Agapitos has published numerous book chapters and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Associations and Professional Memberships
- Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
- American Board of Ophthalmology