The Power List 2019 – Surgical Pioneers
Chairman, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, Chennai, India.
It should not surprise our readers who have followed The Ophthalmologist’s Power List year after year, that Amar Agarwal’s name is featured in this category. He’s a pioneer of microincisional cataract surgery: he was first to remove cataracts through a 0.7 mm tip; first to develop no-anesthesia cataract surgery; first to implant a glued IOL, and the first to implant a mirror telescopic IOL in AMD. He coined the term “aberropia” to describe uncompensated HOA profiles following refractive surgery and produced a modified Malyugin ring for miotic pupil cataract surgeries with posterior capsular defects.
His passion is surgery: his surgical videos wow and amaze the audience – and have won numerous awards at the ASCRS, AAO and ESCRS film festivals. Amar also organizes the popular Ophthalmic Premier League sessions during AAO, IIRSI, AIOC, and WOC.