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George J. Harocopos, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Pathology and Immunology
Director, Ophthalmic Surgery at the John Cochran Veterans Affairs
Medical Center

Specialty Areas

Ophthalmic Pathology
Ophthalmology - General
Cataract

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division
HealthSouth Outpatient Surgery Center - Ballas

Areas of Clinical Interest

Comprehensive eye care, including cataract surgery; glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, refractive errors, and conjunctival malignancies

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

VA Medical Center: John Cochran Division

915 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63106

Office Phone: 314-289-6409

Center for Advanced Medicine
Eye Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-362-3937
Fax: 314-362-3725

Education

Education

Fellowship: Ophthalmic Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2005
Chief Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2005
Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2004
Medical Degree: Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 2000
B.A.: Greek Classics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1995

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Extramedullary Relapse of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Presenting as a Large Serous Retinal Detachment.
Green W, Rao PK, Harocopos GJ
Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Jul; 3(2)95-100. doi: 10.1159/000450858.

PMID:
    28868277
    [PubMed]
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In Vivo Characteristics of Corneal Endothelium/Descemet Membrane Complex for the Diagnosis of Corneal Graft Rejection.
Abou Shousha M, Yoo SH, Sayed MS, Edelstein S, Council M, Shah RS, Abernathy J, Schmitz Z, Stuart P, Bentivegna R, Fernandez MP, Smith C, Yin X, Harocopos GJ, Dubovy SR, Feuer WJ, Wang J, Perez VL
Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun; 17827-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2017.02.026.

PMID:
    28259779
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In-the-bag nasal intraocular lens optic truncation for treatment of negative dysphotopsia.
Alapati NM, Harocopos GJ, Sheybani A
J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016 Dec; 42(12)1702-1706. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2016.11.002.

PMID:
    28007099
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Targetable Epigenetic Tumor Protein EZH2 is Enriched in Intraocular Medulloepithelioma.
Avedschmidt SE, Stagner AM, Eagle RC Jr, Harocopos GJ, Dou Y, Rao RC
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016 Nov 1; 57(14)6242-6246. doi: 10.1167/iovs.16-20463.

PMID:
    27842164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Indications for Keratoplasty at 3 Academic Centers from 2002 to 2012.
Hsu KM, Chang SH, Brothers W, Edelstein SL, Hsu HY, Harocopos GJ
Eye Contact Lens. 2016 Nov; 42(6)374-379.

PMID:
    26657663
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Corneal Toxicity Associated With Aquarium Coral Palytoxin.
Farooq AV, Gibbons AG, Council MD, Harocopos GJ, Holland S, Judelson J, Shoss BL, Schmidt EJ, Md Noh UK, D'Angelo A, Chundury RV, Judelson R, Perez VL, Huang AJ
Am J Ophthalmol. 2017 Feb; 174119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2016.10.007.

PMID:
    27793603
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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IgG4-associated orbital and ocular inflammation.
Lee CS, Harocopos GJ, Kraus CL, Lee AY, Van Stavern GP, Couch SM, Rao PK
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2015; 515. doi: 10.1186/s12348-015-0047-y.

PMID:
    26034515
    [PubMed]
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The spectrum of postoperative scleral necrosis.
Doshi RR, Harocopos GJ, Schwab IR, Cunningham ET Jr
Surv Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 58(6)620-33. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2012.11.002.

PMID:
    23410842
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Orbital silicone oil granuloma discovered during enucleation.
Couch SM, Harocopos GJ, Holds JB
Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 130(8)1083-5. doi: 10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.287.

PMID:
    22893091
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Immunohistochemical study of epiretinal membranes in patients with uveitis.
Sheybani A, Harocopos GJ, Rao PK
J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Dec; 2(4)243-8. doi: 10.1007/s12348-012-0074-x.

PMID:
    22532244
    [PubMed]
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Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group report number 1: prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma.
Onken MD, Worley LA, Char DH, Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Nudleman E, Aaberg TM Jr, Altaweel MM, Bardenstein DS, Finger PT, Gallie BL, Harocopos GJ, Hovland PG, McGowan HD, Milman T, Mruthyunjaya P, Simpson ER, Smith ME, Wilson DJ, Wirostko WJ, Harbour JW
Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug; 119(8)1596-603. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2012.02.017.

PMID:
    22521086
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Novel CHST6 gene mutations in 2 unrelated cases of macular corneal dystrophy.
Patel DA, Harocopos GJ, Chang SH, Vora SC, Lubniewski AJ, Huang AJ
Cornea. 2011 Jun; 30(6)664-9. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182012888.

PMID:
    21242781
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Granular and lattice deposits in corneal dystrophy caused by R124C mutation of TGFBIp.
Patel DA, Chang SH, Harocopos GJ, Vora SC, Thang DH, Huang AJ
Cornea. 2010 Nov; 29(11)1215-22. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181d4f737.

PMID:
    20697279
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Periorbital edema secondary to imatinib mesylate.
McClelland CM, Harocopos GJ, Custer PL
Clin Ophthalmol. 2010 May 14; 4427-31.

PMID:
    20505834
    [PubMed]
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Genotype of lattice corneal dystrophy (R124C mutation in TGFBI) in a patient presenting with features of avellino corneal dystrophy.
Edelstein SL, Huang AJ, Harocopos GJ, Waltman SR
Cornea. 2010 Jun; 29(6)698-700. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181c377a5.

PMID:
    20458218
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Periocular granuloma annulare in four children.
De Becker I, Summers CG, Kaye V, Traboulsi EI, Schoenfield L, Markowitz G, Lueder GT, Harocopos GJ
J AAPOS. 2010 Jun; 14(3)280-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.02.004.

PMID:
    20447846
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Histologic and immunohistochemical features of an epiretinal membrane overlying a combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.
Almony A, Blinder KJ, Harocopos GJ, Shah GK, Rao PK, Smith ME, Dintzis SM, VanGelder RN
Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2010 Spring; 4(2)184-6. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0b013e3181a59da4.

PMID:
    25390398
    [PubMed]
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The 7th edition AJCC staging system for eye cancer: an international language for ophthalmic oncology.
Finger PT, 7th Edition, AJCC-UICC Ophthalmic Oncology Task Force.
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 Aug; 133(8)1197-8. doi: 10.1043/1543-2165-133.8.1197.

PMID:
    19653708
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Histopathology of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty with pneumatic dissection: the "big-bubble" technique.
Lim P, Bradley JC, Harocopos GJ, Smith ME, Mannis MJ
Cornea. 2009 Jun; 28(5)579-82. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e31818c2c9f.

PMID:
    19421035
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clostridium perfringens Keratitis Leading to Blinding Panophthalmitis.
Hsu HY, Lee SF, Hartstein ME, Harocopos GJ
Cornea. 2008 Dec; 27(10)1200-3. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318180e5a1.

PMID:
    19034143
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Age-related cataract, ophthalmic pathology