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Theo Seiler

The Power List 2018


Theo Seiler

Founder of the Institute of Refractive and Ophthalmic Surgery (IROC), Zürich, Switzerland

Theo is a specialist in corneal and refractive therapy, physiologic optics, lasers in ophthalmology, and anterior segment surgery. His doctorates in physics and medicine enabled him to become a pioneer of modern refractive surgery. Among his achievements are the development of the first clinical dye laser and the invention of CXL, he also performed the first ever PTK, PRK and wavefront-laser guided surgical techniques on the human eye and was also the first to combine LASIK and rapid CXL. He also performed the first ever CXL in humans. Theo is a specialist in corneal and refractive therapy, physiologic optics, lasers in ophthalmology, and anterior segment surgery.

What have been your career highlights?

“The doctorate in experimental physics and becoming Professor of Ophthalmology in Dresden.”

What are your goals for the future?

“To promote scleral crosslinking and to make refractive surgery better and less expensive.”

Who have been your mentors?

“Professor Josef Wollensak, Berlin and George O. Waring III, Atlanta.”

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