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Ioannis Pallikaris

The Power List 2018


Ioannis Pallikaris

Founder and Director of The Institute of Vision and Optics, University of Crete, Greece

Ioannis was the first to perform the LASIK procedure on a human eye. He went on to develop Epi-LASIK and has a current research interest in corneal inlays. He is also an enthusiastic educator who has over 30 years of teaching experience in both Greece and Switzerland at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

What is the future of refractive surgery?

“I believe this will be focused on three major areas. One will be for non-accommodative patients where the use of a new generation of IOL will restore accommodation; the lens capsule will be the key to this technology. The second will focus on the younger patient group and include more advanced – and more customized – corneal-based corrections. The third will be for irregular and unstable corneas, for instance with keratoconus, which will likely use tissue addition and in situ molding of the cornea with biomaterials.”


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