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Alex Day

The Power List 2017

Alex Day

Corneal Fellow and locum Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK

Day is both a surgeon and a scientist. After earninga PhD in 2013, he undertook an NIHR Clinical Lectureship at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

His research interests include the anterior segment and big data, and he has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers and is an invited speaker at major conferences on cataract and refractive surgery advances. His PhD work included the contemporarily accepted biometric definitions for microphthalmos and nanophthalmos. Day is a co-author on the UK Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ National Ophthalmology Database reports on cataract surgery and a member of the recent UK RCOphth Cataract Surgery Commissioning Guidelines development group. He was responsible for the concept and formation of the research group behind the NIHR FACT multicenter randomized controlled trial of femtosecond laser vs. manual phacoemulsification cataract surgery that is due to report next year. 

Day says, “My goal is high quality, robust evidence to guide the best possible delivery and outcomes for cataract and refractive surgery.”

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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