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Caroline Klaver

The Power List 2016


Caroline Klaver

Professor of Epidemiology and the Genetics of Eye Diseases, Ophthalmologist and Epidemiologist, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

Klaver is leading an international study on the influence of genes and the environment on four key abnormalities: myopia, AMD, retinal dystrophy and glaucoma, called The Rotterdam Study. She participates in a wide range of projects, such as Generation R, a longitudinal general health study of 10,000 children in Rotterdam, from early pregnancy onwards. She has instigated a number of epidemiological investigations herself, and has initiated a major international research project: Consortium on Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM). Her work has resulted in groundbreaking insights in the field of macular degeneration, and looks to do similar with myopia.


Part of the Power List 2016

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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