The Power List 2016
Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Glaucoma Studies, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology; Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Paul published the first high-quality reports of glaucoma prevalence and risk factors in East Asia, being the first to identify the large burden of angle-closure glaucoma cases in China. He also pioneered population screening and preventive laser surgery for angle-closure glaucoma, performing the first randomized trial of the technique in rural Asia. His work has culminated in a series of large-scale trials in Mongolia, Singapore and India, with the ultimate aim of making a significant impact on blindness worldwide. Through his ongoing research into the molecular genetics of glaucoma and refractive error, he hopes to uncover further prospects for identifying etiological mechanisms and novel therapeutic options.