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Theo Seiler

The Power List 2019 – Surgical Pioneers


Theo Seiler

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

Theo Seiler’s 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 corneal crosslinking, 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. Seiler is a specialist in corneal and refractive therapy, physiologic optics, lasers in ophthalmology, and anterior segment surgery. Seiler’s name appearing in the Surgical Pioneers category this year certainly does not come as a surprise.


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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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