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Netan Choudhry

The Power List 2017


Founder and medical director of Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of Toronto, ON, Canada

Choudhry is an internationally recognized and renowned vitreoretinal surgeon, with affiliations at both the University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School, and is a faculty member at the Cleveland Clinic Canada (in Toronto). A leader in retinal imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of rare disorders of the retina and vitreous, Choudhry was the first to pioneer OCT imaging of the peripheral retina, and he is actively developing novel devices for imaging the retina and vitreous using non-invasive technology. Choudhry has published several book chapters in retinal medicine and wide-field imaging and has received research grants to investigate diabetic retinopathy, AMD, macular holes/puckers and uncommon conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular telangiectasia. In his spare time, he enjoys going to hockey games with his wife and three children.

A nominator said: “Netan Choudhry has become a pioneer in OCT retinal imaging over the last several years. He has developed novel techniques and helped image the retinal periphery as never before seen. He had a landmark publication in Ophthalmology in 2016 and has followed up with a swept-source OCT evaluation of the retinal periphery. Choudhry is changing the way we view the retinal periphery, and how we use our OCT machines.”


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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