The Power List 2016
Director of the Centre for Vision Research at the Westmead Research Institute, Sydney
As a leading expert on macular degeneration, Paul Mitchell focuses on the management of AMD, diabetic and other vascular retinopathies, and investigations into how the eye is affected by systemic disease. He conducted the world-renowned Blue Mountains Eye Study, which has provided unique and greatly important information about the incidence of ocular disease in an Australian population, which helped demonstrate the association between smoking and macular degeneration. Mitchell received the 2004 Association of International Glaucoma Societies award, and in 2007 he became trustee for the Clinical & Epidemiologic Research section of ARVO.