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Claes Dohlman

The Power List 2016


Claes Dohlman

Director, Boston Keratoprosthesis Research and Development, and Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Considered the “father of modern corneal science”, Claes Dohlman spent the majority of his career in Boston, where he started the world’s first organized cornea service with clinical and surgical training. His work is considered “classic” literature on understanding corneal biology, and his investigations of corneal physiology laid the groundwork for modern clinical practice in dry eye disease, corneal burn management, wound healing, and more. He developed the Boston keratoprosthesis, an effective (and revolutionary) treatment option for severe corneal diseases. Now aged 93, he continues to work full-time to improve patient outcomes with the prosthesis.


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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