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Ira Schachar

The Power List 2017


Ira Schachar

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University Medical CENTER, STANFORD, CA,USA


After completing his residency at Kellogg Eye Center, Schachar moved to Stanford University, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Stanford Hospital and Clinics and VA Palo Alto Hospital. Already working with at the cutting edge of imaging and surgical technology, Schachar’s clinical and research work has already involved some of the biggest names in ophthalmology. His research interests include (but aren’t limited to) AMD and retinopathy of prematurity – and he is a committed innovator in the retina space, with his name already on many ophthalmic patents.


One nominator said: “Ira Schachar is perhaps the most innovative person in the field of ophthalmology. With outside the box thinking, he has created several uniquely innovative projects leading to successful start-ups in the field of ophthalmic innovation. He is devoted to resident education.


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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