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Jod S. Mehta

The Power List 2019 – Emerging Leaders


Jod S. Mehta

Head Corneal and External Eye Disease Service, Senior Consultant Refractive Service, Singapore National Eye Centre, Deputy Executive Director, Head Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Group, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore.

What drives you in your day-to-day activities?

The realization that I do a job which I really enjoy, and it can change people’s lives for the better.

What are your goals for the future?

After years of research, we have a lot of translational work to do, and we are now bringing the newly-developed treatments into the clinic, so that as many people as possible can benefit from the work we have done. 

What is your most exciting current project?

I’m currently working on two very exciting projects: endothelial cell therapy for adults and regenerative therapy for children.

What’s the best part of being an ophthalmologist?

One’s eyesight is the most precious sense, and with modern technology we can not only improve people’s vision, but change their lives.


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This year we have 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.

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