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Marie-José Tassignon

The Power List 2016


Marie-José Tassignon

Chief and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp

A past president of ESASO and ESCRS, Marie-José Tassignon has pioneered bag-in-the-lens cataract surgery that avoids PCO, the main complication of the traditional lens-in-the-bag implantation technique. She is also a keen proponent of the need for ophthalmologists to understand the eye’s physiology and its optics. Unlike many other departments of ophthalmology, Tassignon has attracted engineers, physicists and paramedical researchers to complement the medical staff at the Antwerp Department of Ophthalmology.


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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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