Minocqua Center welcomes retinal specialist
At the end of August, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center will welcome Dr. Nikolaos Trichopoulos, ophthalmologist/retinal specialist.
Trichopoulos will join Dr. Lin Chen and Dr. Joseph Yeung, ophthalmologists, in providing specialized eye care for people in Northern Wisconsin.
Trichopoulos, a dedicated retinal surgeon and ocular oncologist, treats retinal detachments, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy (the effects of diabetes on the retina) and cancers of the eye. He has extensive experience with new, highly specialized medical and surgical methods for diagnosing and treating retinal diseases and tumors, including fine-needle aspiration biopsy and gene expression profiling.
While his full-time practice is at the Marshfield Clinic Wausau Center, he’ll provide outreach services two days each month at the Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center.
“There are many different types of cancers of the eye,” Trichopoulos said. “They can be dangerous, but many people have benign tumors or harmless freckles within the eye. Determining the difference is very important and a challenge that takes training and expertise.” He has made that determination numerous times, giving him vast experience in the field, and he’s very active in research and publishing.
Trichopoulos is board-certified in ophthalmology. He earned his medical degree at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. He did his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and completed a medical-surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Eye Institute. He also completed fellowships in ocular oncology at both the University of Cincinnati and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in England.
For an appointment, call the Marshfield Clinic Wausau Eye Center at (715) 841-4950 or (877) 438-1707.