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Sean Ianchulev

The Power List 2018

Sean Ianchulev

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Ophthalmic Innovation and Technology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA

Sean is an ophthalmologist-innovator who pioneered and developed some of the biggest breakthroughs in the field over the last decade including Lucentis, intraoperative aberrometry, CyPass, miLOOP and micro-therapeutics.

What inspires you? 

“As someone who emigrated to the United States from a post-communist country at the age of 18, I rise every day thinking how lucky I am to be an ophthalmologist and able to help my colleagues and patients by advancing technology and science through innovation. I am inspired by the opportunity to make a positive change in life. Having developed multiple technologies which impact hundreds of thousands of patients every year – one needs no more to be inspired.”

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