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Anthony Kuo

The Power List 2017


Anthony Kuo

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA


Kuo is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. He is a clinician-scientist with an active clinical practice in cornea and refractive surgery and an active laboratory program developing and translating OCT technologies for ophthalmic use. Specifically, he and his team are developing OCT methods to unify and digitally scan the whole eye. With collaborators at Duke, he is also involved in the development and translation of intra-surgical OCT technologies including 4D intra-surgical OCT (live 3D volumes across time). His research is supported by grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, and the Department of Defense. He has also been awarded an Alcon Research Institute Young Investigator Award, the Dastgheib Pioneer Award in Ocular Innovation, and the Duke Health Scholar Award.


A nominator said: “We have a lot of stars in the field of ophthalmology at Duke but one of the fastest rising stars is Kuo. His work that is making intraoperative real-time 4D-OCT mainstream is truly remarkable. DSAEK, DMEK, and PDEK procedures in patients considered complex with poor visibility would be impossible without this technology that Kuo is developing and advancing.”


Part of the Power List 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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