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Martin Dirisamer

The Power List 2017


Martin Dirisamer

Cornea consultant at the Department of Ophthalmology, University Munich (LMU), Germany

Dirisamer is also co-owner of the Smile Eyes refractive laser clinic in Linz, Austria. In 2010, he undertook a one-and-a-half year fellowship with Gerrit Melles at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery in Rotterdam, during which he gained an international reputation in the field of modern 
corneal transplantation.

He has published over 30 articles about DMEK and was the first author on the publication that described the Descemet membrane endothelial transfer procedure for the first time. He received his habilitation in 2015… and by all accounts, is an expert amateur winemaker.

One nominator said: “Martin is one of the most gifted young corneal surgeons and researchers I’ve seen to date. His research on endothelial cell migration and regeneration in DMEK surgery, and his first description of the DMET procedure shows that even at his young age, he has already made a huge difference to our understanding of corneal endothelial cell disorders. I believe his work will eventually rank up there along with the likes of Melles and Barraquer.”


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.

Go to The Power List 2017

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