La Vie En Rose
Sitting Down With… Liliana Werner, Co-Director of the Intermountain Ocular Research Center, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, UT, USA
Liliana Werner |
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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