Ekaterini Tsilou, M.D.
Ekaterini Tsilou, M.D. is a staff clinician in the Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).Dr. Tsilou obtained her M.D. from Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. Following medical school Dr. Tsilou completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and her ophthalmic genetics fellowship at the NEI. Dr. Tsilou is a board certified pediatrician and ophthalmologist specializing in inherited eye diseases.
Dr. Tsilou became an NEI employee in 1999 and is involved in the care of patients with inherited eye diseases such as albinism, retinitis pigmentosa and neurofibromatosis. She is especially interested in Usher syndrome, a genetic disease that affects both hearing and vision. Dr. Tsilou is also very interested in familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, an inherited eye disease that can lead to blindness and cystinosis (a metabolic disease that affects the eyes as well as other parts of the body).