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Alfred Sommer

The Power List 2014

Alfred Sommer

Alfred (Al) Sommer is responsible for vitamin A supplementation, one of the most cost-effective health interventions. He demonstrated that vitamin A deficiency was far more common than previously recognized, and that even mild vitamin A deficiency dramatically increases childhood mortality rates. Dosing with vitamin A reduced child mortality and cut the incidence of measles-associated pediatric blindness.

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The 100 most influential people

Who are the 100 most influential people in ophthalmology?
That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – over two months ago, ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Here, without further ado, we celebrate the answer.

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