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Paul Foster

The Power List 2016


Paul Foster

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.


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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