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David S. Friedman


Albert and Diane Kaneb Chair Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Director of Glaucoma and Medical Director for Clinical Research, Co-Director of the Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A person in your field you look up to…

I especially admire Alfred Sommer for having applied public health approaches to eye care, resulting in a much deeper understanding of who gets glaucoma and how it progresses. I have learned a tremendous amount from him over the years.


Part of the Power List 2020

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From ocular oncology to tackling neglected diseases, our 2020 Power Listers are making their mark on ophthalmology – and beyond.

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Part of the Power List 2018

100 reasons to be proud

This is the third time we have tried to map the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology. The list includes surgeons, scientists, engineers, CEOs and more, and each one of them has been voted for by you, our readers.

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Part of the Power List 2016

100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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