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Robert MacLaren

The Power List 2016


Robert MacLaren

Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford

The focus of MacLaren’s research has been to apply basic science to understand the mechanisms of retinal degeneration, in order to find ways to intervene in (and possibly reverse) currently incurable forms of blindness. This research follows two broad themes: replacement of the RPE and/or replacement of photoreceptors. Robert is also one of the pioneers of robot-assisted ophthalmic surgery, and is one of the first surgeons in the world to implant an subretinal prosthesis. According to a nominator, he is “one of the stars of ophthalmic translational medicine, and a truly gifted surgeon to boot.”


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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