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La Vie En Rose

What inspired the jump from medicine to IOL research?

After medical school and my ophthalmology residency in Brazil, I went to Paris (Hôtel-Dieu de Paris) for a retina fellowship. After two years, I was approached by one of the professors in the ophthalmology department about a PhD program that included a project on surface modification of IOLs. I thought it would be great for my CV, and (I admit, more importantly) it would mean staying in Paris for at least four more years! Through this program I really entered the IOL world, and became fascinated by these devices that can be implanted inside of the eye and remain transparent and functional throughout a lifetime. Also during that time, I realized that scientific methodology is a good match to my personality.

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Liliana Werner

Liliana Werner is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, at John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

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