Hello and welcome

I’m Boris Malyugin

I’ve worked as an ophthalmic surgeon for over 30 years, since 1988. For me, being an ophthalmologist is not just a profession, but a calling, the work of my life. When a patient entrusts a doctor with his very ability to see, the patient is within his rights to know that doctor well. That’s why I’m happy to share my story.


Currently, I conduct clinical and basic research at the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution, where I’m the Deputy Director General responsible for Research & Development and Education programs.

Dr. Boris Malyugin

is also Professor at the Ophthalmology Department of the A. Evdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry in Moscow.

Dr. Malyugin has innovated several surgical techniques now in active use by ophthalmic surgeons across the world. He has authored many papers and several books and atlases on ophthalmic surgery. Dr Malyugin is an actively practicing ophthalmologist based in Moscow performing over 400 surgeries each year.

Early Work with Renowned Ophthalmologist Prof. Svyatoslav Fedorov

As a young doctor, I had the great fortune to have the prominent Russian ophthalmologist Professor Svyatoslav Fyodorov as my mentor. He was a man whose accomplishments were known far beyond the borders of Russia. His innovative approaches to refractive and cataract surgery laid the foundation for modern ophthalmic surgery. From him, I learned what is most important for a young professional at the early stages of a career: you need to absorb the experience of others, and then you need to find your own ways and make your own, distinctive mark in your field of interest. Keeping my mentor’s lessons in mind, I have dedicated my career to helping people with my professional skills and innovations.

My research

Today, my areas of scientific research include:

  • Cataract surgery.
  • Corneal transplantation.
  • Eye reconstructive procedures after traumatic and congenital pathology.
  • Developing new intraocular lenses.
  • Designing new microsurgical instruments.
  • Laser technologies in ophthalmic surgery.
  • Genetics of corneal pathology.
  • Eye pharmacology.

I conduct a broad range of basic and clinical research with the help of many young and talented ophthalmologists pursuing their PhD projects.

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papers in Russian scientific journals


papers in leading international scientific journals


book chapters

Innovative work
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patented surgical instruments (utility models)

International recognition
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keynote lectures and invited presentations


named and honorary lectures


awards for best video at international ophthalmic film festivals


awards for best paper of session at international congresses

Editorial work
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Russian journals, editor-in-chief


Russian journals, editorial board member


foreign journals, editorial board member

I want to emphasize, though, that apart from my research interests, I’m an actively practicing ophthalmologist. Surgery is my passion, not just my profession.

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surgical procedures

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surgical procedures over the last 5 years

Medical operations


Moscow is not the only city
where I’m professionally active.

I teach at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (Switzerland) and serve as Visiting Professor at the Ben Gurion University (Israel).

For the past two decades, I’ve performed at various leading clinics in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia. I’ve lectured at the University of Utah (John A. Moran Eye Centre), Stanford University, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Barraquer Institute (Barcelona).


Scientific and educational
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scientific presentations at major international conferences


presentations at the instructional courses and skill transfer sessions


live surgery sessions at the major international congresses

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Medicine has seen dramatic advances over the last decades, the fruit of dedicated scientific teams as well as individual researchers.

What hasn’t changed is that the profession of medicine is grounded in the generous sharing of experience and knowledge among colleagues. For this reason, I maintain active membership in more than 10 of the largest international and supranational professional scientific organizations.

These include the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, the International Intraocular Implant Club, the International Council of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the European and American Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the All India Ophthalmology Society, and others. From 2016 to the present, I’ve had the honour of serving as President of the Russian Ophthalmology Society.

Clinical ophthalmology is progressing swiftly, achieving an ever-larger impact on quality of life for millions of patients every year. Continuously learning, moving forward, and applying specialized knowledge are my chief tasks, both in scientific research and in clinical practice.

With best wishes,

Boris Malyugin, Professor of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic surgeon

Awards and achievements