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Philip J. Rosenfeld

The Power List 2019 – Inventors


Philip J. Rosenfeld

Professor of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA.

What is the best part of being an ophthalmologist?

The best part about being an ophthalmologist is the ability to save vision in some patients, and for those patients I can’t help, being able to use my clinical experience to direct my research where it’s needed. It’s endlessly rewarding, intellectually stimulating and immensely satisfying. I have the best job in the world.

What motivates you?

Preventing blindness, improving patients’ lives and making that next great discovery.

What is your proudest achievement?

Overall, I’m most proud of my intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab) treatment for exudative and neovascular eye diseases. But on a daily basis, I’m most proud of my research team and their ability to tackle difficult problems, endure failure, understand what it takes to perform bulletproof science, and emerge with exciting new data that makes a difference in the world.

What do you hope to achieve in the next ten years?

We’ll not only understand the underlying pathophysiology of AMD through a combination of swept source OCT imaging and natural history studies, but we’ll develop at least one, possibly several therapies, that can be used to stop disease progression and even prevent any vision loss from AMD.


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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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