The Power List 2015
Li has established the largest cohort to study myopia in Chinese children; the Anyang Childhood Eye Study. He hopes to find clinically effective interventions on controlling myopia progression and methods for preventing myopic complications – with an aim to clarify the gene-environment interaction in the etiology of myopia. On the next biggest advance in the next five years, he predicts that “wearable devices combining internet and big data on screening, rapid diagnosis, real-time monitoring and treatment of most ocular diseases,” will be a key feature.
A nominator said: “Shi-Ming Li has devoted himself to myopia research for more than 10 years. He has demonstrated tenacity, persistence and diversity. He was elected as Beijing New Star of Science and Technology (2012) and Beijing outstanding young talent (2014). He has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and is also an active reviewer for IOVS, PLOS ONE, Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Human Genetics.”