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Prof. Dr. Petja Vassileva is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Sofia Medical University, head of University Eye Hospital “Akad. Pashev”, founder and head of the first Eye Bank in Bulgaria, founder and head of Bulgarian Eye Foundation “Sight for All”. She is a member of the WHO Program Advisory Group on Blindness Prevention, Co-Chairperson for IAPB Europe. Prof. Petja Vassileva’s main interests include innovative surgery, corneal transplantation, intraocular inflammation. She has published over 300 scientific articles and is author and co-author of 16 monographs and textbooks. For many years now, Dr Vassileva has been the face of VISION 2020 in Eastern Europe.