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Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg

The Power List 2017


Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg

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.”


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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