The Power List 2016
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg; Director of the IVCRC and the David J. Apple International Laboratory of Ocular Pathology at the University-Eye Clinic of Heidelberg
Gerd is one of the world’s leading experts on intraocular lenses: their design, in terms of optics, haptics, and materials, and their surgical implantation, their safety and occasionally, their pathology too. If an IOL has to be explanted, and if there’s an issue with it, it’s more likely than not it will be sent to the D.J. Apple lab (that Gerd leads) for analysis – his group is responsible for the post-market surveillance of many of the IOLs available today.