The Power List 2015
Ehlers specializes in diagnosing and managing medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases, with his laboratory work focusing on translational intraoperative OCT technology, with a particular focus on microscope integration, OCT-compatible surgical instruments, and pathology-specific software algorithms.
He is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, a member of the AAO Knowledge Base Retina Subspecialty committee and Ophthalmic Technology Assessment committees, and has received several awards, including the AAO Achievement Award and several Cleveland Clinic Innovator Awards.
A nominator said: “Justis tested and optimized a prototype operating microscope integrated OCT system allowing for real-time OCT-based visualization of intraocular maneuvers. Complementing the use of intraoperative OCT, he is currently developing novel OCT-friendly surgical instrumentation. A major contributor to the medical literature with over 50 original reports, book chapters, and abstracts; he currently serves as a scientific reviewer for numerous ophthalmic journals and has served as an associate editor of Retina, and he was also the co-chief editor of the Wills Eye Manual, 5th Edition, one of the best-selling texts in ophthalmology.”