The Power List 2017
Assistant Medical Director of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
Schmitz-Valckenberg’s research focuses on AMD, retinal imaging, fundus autofluorescence and molecular imaging. He has contributed to over 90 publications and 16 book chapters and acted as co-editor of the Atlas of Fundus Autofluorescence Imaging. He predicts that the next big advance in ophthalmology will be the increasing number of intravitreal agents available for the treatment of retinal diseases as well as the more precise longitudinal structural-function analysis of retinal diseases.
A nominator said: “Schmitz-Valckenberg has made major contributions to the field of retinal imaging and biomarkers in the context of geographic atrophy due to AMD, and he is an internationally renowned expert on fundus autofluorescence imaging by confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. He also has a huge array of high-ranked, peer-reviewed scientific publications and is a recipient of various scientific awards.”