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Ioannis Pallikaris

The Power List 2016


Ioannis Pallikaris

Founder and Director of the Institute of Vision and Optics, University of Crete

Ioannis Pallikaris is perhaps best known as the ophthalmologist who described and named LASIK, was the first to perform the LASIK procedure on a human eye, and went on to develop Epi-LASIK. He described the Photoablatable Lenticular Modulator (PALM) technique for corneal resurfacing, and co-invented the Tracey ray-tracing device for clinical aberrometry. A prolific entrepreneur and innovator, he is also an enthusiastic educator who has over 30 years of teaching experience in both Greece and Switzerland, at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He has written many textbooks, and received numerous awards for his work, including an AAO Lifetime Achievement Award and the ESCRS Binkhorst Medal. His current research interests include corneal and iris biology, ocular imaging, corneal implants and inlays, and corneal collagen cross-linking.


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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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