The Power List 2016
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York; Founder and President of the Macula Foundation
Lawrence Yannuzzi is a retinal angiography pioneer. He and his colleagues are credited with describing – and naming – idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Yannuzzi has published extensively on retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy and AMD and has made many contributions to imaging, drug development, and therapeutic modalities. He was the first to use oral non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication for the treatment of cystoid macular edema, and went on to develop topical therapies for the disease. He also pioneered the use of ICG angiography for the management of retinal diseases, and wrote and published the bestselling book “Retina Atlas”. He is recognized as a devoted and excellent educator, and a prolific organizer of retina meetings worldwide.