Past chair and chief of the department of ophthalmology of the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp university hospital, Belgium
If you weren’t an ophthalmologist...
Fashion was my passion. I considered it a way to help people express their personality through choosing colors and design in which they feel comfortable that was amusing or challenging for others. I realized that pleasing a large group of people would be more difficult than understanding the human body, so I chose medicine.
Do you have any controversial opinions?
I am convinced that we can treat patients with complaints due to congenital, ageing, or post-traumatic vitreous opacities by means of non-invasive surgical technology, provided we know more about the viscosity of the vitreous, and how we can homogenize the vitreous body by means of volumetric approaches of laser vitreolysis.