The Power List 2019 – Inventors
Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
What is the best part of being an ophthalmologist?
As a cornea specialist and anterior segment surgeon, I love that we are able to improve the vision for the vast majority of our patients. I also enjoy using the laser and imaging technologies that only ophthalmologists can use.
What motivates you?
It's gratifying to see my inventions being used by clinicians to improve the care of patients. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
What is your proudest achievement?
Inventing optical coherence tomography (OCT).
What do you hope to achieve in the next ten years?
I hope to help bring OCT angiography technology into the mainstream of clinical practice in glaucoma and retinal diseases. I would like to see the GoCheck Kids smartphone app being used to screen worldwide to catch refractive error and other amblyopia risk factors. I also have several new imaging and laser treatment ideas that I would like to bring to the stage of commercialization and clinical introduction.