Great Minds Look Ahead
The 2018 Power Listers offer a glimpse of ophthalmology’s future
Ophthalmology is an ever-changing field with a pioneering attitude – it’s why so many breakthroughs and innovations in medicine and technology are made in eyecare first. For 2018, we asked the influential leaders making up the Power List for their vision of where ophthalmology is heading.
The future of cornea
“I’m currently trying to solve the surgical challenges in Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery, which is probably one of our most difficult surgical procedures in corneal transplantation today. The current surgical approach to DMEK makes it generally inappropriate for complex or high-risk cases, where it is needed most – especially as it has the lowest rejection risk. I'm currently evaluating a completely new surgical approach to this procedure.” Donald Tan, Professor at the Singapore National Eye Centre and Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School, Singapore.
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