Elena Tarutta



  • MD
  • PhD


Elena Tarutta is an experienced ophthalmologist and clinical scientist, head of the Department of Refraction Pathology, Binocular Vision and Ophthalmoergonomics of the Helmholtz National Medical Research Center, Moscow, Russia. Obtained her Ph.D. in ophthalmology from Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute for Eye Diseases in 1981 (thesis: “New sclera reinforcement surgery and its results in high myopia”). Doctoral (hab.) thesis: “Sclera reinforcement treatment and prevention of complications of progressive myopia in children and adolescents” (Moscow Helmholtz Research Institute of Eye Diseases, 1993). With more than 40 years’ experience, Prof. Tarutta specializes in progressive myopia in children. Her research interests encompass pathogenesis, diagnostics and treatment of progressive and complicated myopia, objective accommodometry, optical methods of myopia control, including orthokeratology, and surgical treatment of progressive myopia. She authored numerous articles in reviewed journals and textbook chapters on myopia pathogenesis and treatment.  She took part in many national and international ophthalmological events, including International Myopia Conferences, as a lecturer or invited speaker. Prof. Tarutta is the head of the Russian Expert Council on Accommodation and Refraction, and a member of the Scientific Committee of European Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control.

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