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Douglas Rhee

The Power List 2016


Douglas Rhee

Chairman of Ophthalmology and Director of the Eye Institute at University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio

Rhee is a leading educator of ophthalmologists, serving on various scientific and curriculum committees of both academic institutions and learned societies. A surgical innovator who loves to introduce new technologies to his practice, he has also contributed to the understanding of rare syndromes, like his discovery that plateau iris syndrome is a familial condition in around half of all cases. According to a nominator, “Rhee maintains a busy clinical practice, and plays a key role in inventing cutting edge surgical interventions. At the same time, he is training and inspiring future generations of ophthalmologists.”  He was also one of the first to describe the rare condition of topiramate-induced bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma.


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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