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Iqbal “Ike” K. Ahmed


Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Utah, Director, Alan S. Crandall Center for Glaucoma Innovation, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Director, Glaucoma & Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship, University of Toronto; Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute, University of Toronto; Division Head, Ophthalmology, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Chief Innovation Officer, Prism Eye Institute, Ontario, Canada

A little-known or interesting thing about you...

I am a very romantic person! It’s true, despite my “bad boy” image.

If you weren’t an ophthalmologist…

I would be a human rights lawyer, protecting and advocating for those treated unfairly.

A prediction for your field…

In glaucoma, we will continue to see micro-invasive interventions and drug delivery therapies grow, with gene therapy and neuroprotection on the horizon.


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 2019

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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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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 2017

Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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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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