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Shigeru Kinoshita

The Power List 2016


Shigeru Kinoshita

Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto

Shigeru Kinoshita established, along with Richard Thoft, the concept of centripetal movement of corneal epithelium. This shed new light on the importance of the limbal epithelium and contributed to the development of corneal stem cell theory. Over the last 30 years, his primary interests have been focused on the research and development of new therapeutic modalities for the cornea. To this end, Kinoshita’s group has established systems to transplant cultivated mucosal epithelial stem cells and cultivated corneal endothelium.


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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