The Power List 2016
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.