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Edwin Stone

The Power List 2016


Edwin Stone

Professor and Director of the Molecular Ophthalmology Laboratory, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City

Stone’s research focus is on finding and characterizing the genes involved in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and heritable photoreceptor degenerative diseases. He is working to remove the technical, legal and financial barriers that come between genetic discoveries and the patients that would benefit from them, by creating a nonprofit genetic testing lab that provides low-cost tests for more than 20 different inherited eye diseases. With his colleagues, he has mapped or cloned many human disease genes, including genes implicated in glaucoma, macular disease, dominant stromal corneal dystrophy, Wagner disease, erosive vitreoretinopathy, the enhanced S cone syndrome, and achromatopsia.


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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