Sitting Down With... Keith Barton, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Keith Barton |
What has been your most successful collaboration?
Without a doubt, working with Don Budenz; we’ve had enormously successful collaborations dating back more than 20 years. I owe the majority of my H-index to Don’s relentless hard work in research. We started working together in 1996 with the first use of amniotic membrane transplantation in glaucoma surgery, initially in rabbits and subsequently in a human randomized controlled trial. After that, we collaborated – or rather, Don did all the work and I helped! – in the ABC study (which we co-chaired), the Tema Eye Survey and the Tema Eye Survey II. In between, we were both investigators in the TVT and PTVT studies. Parenthetically (and outside of Ophthalmology), Don’s wife, Sue, rescued my 19-year-old son from a crack house in Chapel Hill!
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