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Svjetlost is the leading ophthalmology clinic in this part of Europe, offering complete ophthalmic services.
Primarius Melisa Ahmedbegović Pjano, MD, PhD

Primarius Melisa Ahmedbegović Pjano, MD, PhD

Education

Dr. Melisa Ahmedbegović Pjano graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo in 2001, and she completed her specialization in the field of ophthalmology in 2005. Since 2001, she has worked at the Eye Clinic Svjetlost Sarajevo  .

After completing the postgraduate studies, she defended her master's thesis entitled "The role of pachymetry in the approach to patients with primary open angle glaucoma, normal-tensive glaucoma and ocular hypertension."

Doctoral dissertation defended on the thesis "Comparison of results of implantation of two types of phakic IOLs for the correction of myopia" in 2017. 

In April 2018. she was given the title of Primarius in health care through contributions in long-term work.

Field of work

Dr. Ahmedbegović Pjano is engaged with the front segment of the eye and refractive surgery. She underwent training in the field of refractive surgery in Zagreb, under the mentorship of prof. Nikica Gabrić and dr. Maja Bohač. Dr. Pjano is specialized in the field of refractive surgery and has so far carried out around 15.000 laser vision correction surgeries.

Publications and Research

She participated in numerous professional meetings, workshops and conferences in the field of ophthalmology, both at home and abroad, so she is continuing her education in the field. 

Membership in associations

Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the Croatian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Regularly participates as an active speaker at the annual meetings of the above associations. 

Main publications

As an author and co-author, she participated in the preparation of a number of scientific works:

Scientific articles: 
  • Ahmedbegović Pjano M, Alikadić-Husović A, Grišević S, Pašalić A, Pidro A, Ratković M, Bohač M, Gabrić N, Gojak R. Efficacy and safety of iris-supported phakic lenses (Verisyse) for treating moderately high myopia. Med Glas (Zenica) 2016;13(1):25-30. 
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović, N. Drača, A. Pašalić, N. Gabrić. Implantation of Iris-fixated phakic intraocular lens for correction of myopia; Medicinski žurnal 2012; 18(2):77-81.
  • S. Ljaljević, V. Jurišić, M. Lika Pranjić, M.Ahmedbegović Pjano. Efficacy and safety of prostaglandin analogs and beta blockers in treating patients with primary open angle glaucoma; Medical journal 2011; 17(3):197-202.
  • M. Ahmedbegović-Pjano, S. Ljaljević. The Central Thickness of the Cornea with Ocular Hypertension; Ophthalmological Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2009;  (1-4):1-5.
  • S. Ljaljević, V. Jurišić, M. Ahmedbegović. The impact of Timolol and Xalatan to the intraocular pressure and the field of vision in patients with primary open angle glaucoma; Ophthalmological Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2006; 32(1-4):1-11.
  • S. Ljaljević, V. Jurišić, M. Sefić, M. Ahmedbegović. Releasable suturaes in trabeculectomy; South-East Eur J   Ophthalmol, 2006; 1(3-4): 64-7.
  • Jurišić V, Ljaljević S, Sefić M, Ibišević M, Ahmedbegović M, Begović E. Long term visual field follow-up of glaucoma patients treated with beta-blockers. Ophthalmological Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004, 30 (3-4): 1-6.
Expert articles: 
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović, N. Drača, A. Pašalić, N. Gabrić.  First results of LASIK  procedure in Eye Clinic „Svjetlost“ Sarajevo; Medicine journal 2012; vol.18(4):288-291.
  • Ljaljević S, Jurišić V, Sefić M, Ahmedbegović M: A New Approach in Trabeculectomy; Ophthalmological Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004, 30 (3-4): 33-7.
Doctoral dissertation Thesis:

- "Comparison of results of implantation of two types of phakic IOLs for the correction of myopia"  (defended at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Banja Luka, 2017)

Master's Thesis:

"The role of pachymetry in the approach to patients with primary open angle glaucoma, normal-tensive glaucoma and ocular hypertension." (defended at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Sarajevo, 2010):

Invited lecture:

One year experience of LASIK in Eye Clinic Svjetlost in Sarajevo. IV Symposium with international participation: Current Trends in Ophthalmology; Military Medical Academy - Department of Ophthalmology, Belgrade, 2012

Congress announcements (published in the form of abstract  in the Book of Abstracts): 
  • M  Ahmedbegović Pjano, S Grišević, A Pašalić, A Pidro, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović.  One year results after implantation of Veriflex for correction of myopia. XI Congress of the Croatian Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Zagreb,  Republic of Croatia, 2015
  • S Grišević,  M Ahmedbegović Pjano, A Pašalić, A Pidro, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović. Treatment of progressive keratoconus: One year follow up. Case report. XI Congress of the Croatian Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Zagreb,  Republic of Croatia, 2015
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović, N. Drača, A. Pašalić, N. Gabrić.  Implantation of Iris-fixated phakic intraocular lens (Verisyse) for correction of myopia. X-th Congress of SEEOS; Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, 2013
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović,  N. Gabrić. Improvements in hyperopic LASIK.. VIII Congress of the Croatian Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia, 2012
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Bohač, A. Alikadić Husović,  N. Gabrić.  First results of LASIK procedure in Eye Clinic „Svjetlost“ Sarajevo; VII Congress of the Croatian Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Dubrovnik, Republic of Croatia, 2011
  • M. Ahmedbegović Pjano, S. Ljaljević, V. Jurišić, M. Lika Pranjić. Ocular hypertension and Central Corneal thickness; VI Congress of the Croatian Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, 2010
  • S. Ljaljević, M.Ahmedbegović Pjano, M. Lika Pranjić. Glaucoma World Day: screening; Congress of Ophthalmologist of South-East Europa, Tirana, Albania, 2010S. Ljaljević, V. Jurišić, M. Lika Pranjić, M.Ahmedbegović Pjano. Comparation between trabeculectomy with antimetabolite, trabeculectomy with Oculus Gen and trabeculectomy with Ex implant; III Congress of ophthalmologist of Federation of BiH; Tuzla, BiH, 2009