Bringing the future into focus

Dr. Sandra Liakopoulos (maiden name Joeres), PD

Dr. Sandra LiakopoulosDr. Sandra Liakopoulos

Dr. Liakopoulos’ research is focused on diagnostic imaging of the retina. She has previously been certified as a Senior Grader at the Doheny Image Reading Center (DIRC) in Los Angeles. Within the framework of Eugenda, she has established the Cologne Image Reading Center (CIRCL) at the University Eye Clinic Cologne, and will perform standardized analysis of the images obtained from all patients.


  • Medical studies in Aachen
  • 2002 to 2005: Residency, University Eye Clinic Goettingen
  • Since 2005: University Eye Clinic Cologne
  • 2006 to 2007: Research at the Image Reading Center, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles (USA)
  • Certified as Senior Grader of the Doheny Image Reading Center (DIRC)


  • Retinal image analysis and interpretation


  • Phenotyping of patients (Reading Center)

Selected publications

  • Joeres S, Jones SM, Chen D, Silva D, Olivier S, Fawzy A, Castellarin A, Sadda SR.  (2008. Retinal Imaging with Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy in a Case with Unexplained Unilateral Central Ring Scotoma. Archives of Ophthalmol. In print
  • Joeres S, Tsong JW, Updike PG, Collins AT, Dustin L, Walsh AC, Romano PW, Sadda SR. (2007). Reproducibility of quantitative optical coherence tomography sub-analysis in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.  48:4300-7.
  • Joeres S, Kaplowitz K, Brubaker JW, Updike PG, Collins AT, Walsh AC, Romano PW, Sadda SR. (2007). Quantitative Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography after Pegaptanib or Bevacizumab in Neovascular Age-Related macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology  in print.
  • Joeres S, Heussen FMA, Treziak T, Bopp S, and Joussen AM. (2007). Bevacizumab (Avastin) treatment in patients with retinal angiomatous proliferation. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 245:1597-602.
  • Joeres S, Llacer H, Heussen FMA, Weiss C, Kirchhof B, Joussen AM. (2007). Optical coherence tomography on autologous translocation of choroid and retinal pigment epithelium in age-related macular degeneration.

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