The Power List 2018
Chairman, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, Chennai, India
Amar Agarwal is a name that’s perennially at the top of the Top 100 Power Lists in The Ophthalmologist. Why? He’s a pioneer of microincisional cataract surgery: he was first to remove cataracts through a 0.7 mm tip; first to develop no-anesthesia cataract surgery; first to implant a glued IOL, and the first to implant a mirror telescopic IOL in AMD. He coined the term “aberropia” to describe uncompensated HOA profiles following refractive surgery and produced a modified Malyugin ring for miotic pupil cataract surgeries with posterior capsular defects. Most recently, he and Harminder Dua pioneered Pre-Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty, which allows for the use of younger corneal donors than previous techniques, greatly increasing the donor tissue pool.
His passion is surgery: his surgical videos wow and amaze the audience – and have won numerous awards at the ASCRS, AAO and ESCRS film festivals. Amar also organizes the popular Ophthalmic Premier League sessions during AAO, IIRSI, AIOC, and WOC.
The League of Extraordinary Ophthalmologists