The Power List 2016
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.