A V Ramanan
Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology
Bristol Royal Hospital
Athimalaipet V. Ramanan is a consultant pediatric rheumatologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
He is the joint lead for research (Division of Women and Children) at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology at the University of Bristol.
Professor Ramanan is a medical advisor for Olivia’s Vision .
He is also Co-Chair for the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network: Children/Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group.
Professor Ramanan’s has published >200 articles and numerous book chapters covering a variety of topics in the field of rheumatology
Sankara College Of Optometry
Prof. Aditya Goyal is an optometrist from India, who graduated from Elite School of Optometry in 1989.
He is a post graduate in clinical optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, USA.
He is also a fellow of COVD, USA. Currently, he is the principal of Sankara College of Optometry, Bangalore, India.
He is also the president of ASCO, India and adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, USA. His areas of interest in Optometry are, binocular vision, vision therapy, neuro vision rehabilitation, low vision and pediatric optometry.
Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Professor of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Adnan Tufail is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Professor of Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London
Prof Tufail carried undertook his ophthalmology training and medical retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He undertook uveitis research u at the Jules Stein Eye Hospital in Los Angeles.
Prof Tufail’s has diverse research interest from translational medicine , to clinical trials, retinal imaging and big data and machine learning.
He led the first RCT for Avastin therapy and the first independent study to validate AI algorithms for diabetic retinopathy.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Dr. Ahmed Mostafa Abdelrahman, MD, FRCSED.
A professor of Ophthalmology, Cairo University and the founder & president of the Egyptian Society for Continuous Ophthalmic Education( EGSCOE).
He is a glaucoma consultant with national and international publications and innovations in the field of glaucoma surgery with particular interests in Non-penetrating glaucoma surgeries, Laser trabeculoplasty and childhood glaucomas.
He is a glaucoma reviewer for a number of PubMed prestigious Ophthalmology and the owner of the Giza specialized Eye center, a tertiary glaucoma facility.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Ain Shams University – Watany Eye Hospital
is a professor of Ophthalmology in the faculty of medicine, Ain Shams University, a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh, and a consultant of phaco- refractive surgery in Al-Watany eye hospital in Cairo.
Cataract surgery with premium IOLs is his primary focus, together with the implementation of Femtosecond laser technology.
He was awarded the best paper of session about his study of femtosecond laser cataract surgery in different nuclear densities during ASCRS 2017.
He has a particular interest in complicated cataract surgery with intra-scleral haptic fixation (ISHF), together with iris repair and different techniques of pupilloplasty
Senior Ophthalmic Specialist
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Dr. Elkarmouty has extensive fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, working under eminent clinicians like Prof Sir Peng T Khaw and Mr. Keith Barton with super speciality training in Uveitic and pediatric glaucoma.
He is an active in charity work as a visiting consultant to overseas hospitals in Morocco, Egypt, Qatar.
He had lots of presentations as invited speaker about improving the management of glaucoma paediatrics and adults.
He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and presented his work at international and national meetings.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Director
OCL Vision, London
Mr Ali Mearza is a Director and founding partner of OCL Vision in London, UK. He is also a senior consultant ophthalmic surgeon at London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, the UK’s first Academic Health Sciences Centre.
His specialist interests are in cornea, cataract & laser refractive surgery and other vision correction techniques.Mr Mearza has an avid interest in clinical research and has over 30 peer reviewed publications to his name and is an invited journal reviewer.
He has presented his work at numerous National and International meetings and has featured on television and in the National Press.
Associate Program Director
University of Toronto
Dr. Amandeep Rai is the associate program director for the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto.
At the University of Toronto, he has won multiple teaching awards for his clinical and surgical teaching of the ophthalmology residents.
Dr. Rai is a co-director of the Toronto Cataract Course, and the All About IOLs symposium.
He has been invited to speak at many international meetings including cataract symposiums at the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology.
He has an interest in IOL design and biometry.
Andrew G Lee
Professor of Ophthalmology
Houston Methodist Hospital Blanton Eye Institute
Andrew G. Lee, M.D. is chair of the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston and is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; Texas A and M; University of Iowa and University of Buffalo; University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
He has published over 600 peer-reviewed articles, 40 book chapters, and ten full textbooks in ophthalmology and he has been the invited speaker at over 400 national and international eye meetings and has given 14 named lectureships.
Associate Professor & Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology & Moorfields Eye Hospital
Anthony Khawaja is Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
He is currently a UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellow.
Anthony’s research interests concern the genetic and environmental causes of glaucoma and his ultimate aim is to develop prediction models that can enable efficient population screening of glaucoma and more personalised care of glaucoma patients in the clinic.
Anthony chairs the UK Glaucoma Genetics Consortium and is also leading an international collaboration to identify new modifiable risk factors for glaucoma.
Consultant Electrophysiologist and Head of Electrophysiology
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Anthony has worked as a Consultant Electrophysiologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London for the last 17 years.
He leads one of the largest Electrophysiology Departments worldwide and has written or co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed publications.
He was elected to the Macula Society (U.S.) in 2011 and is the current Director of Standards for the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision.
He was awarded the position of Honorary Professor at the Southwest Hospital Medical University, Chongqing, China, in March 2017.
Specialises in refractive cataract and laser surgery
Ashford Advanced Eye Care, Adelaide
Dr LaHood specialises in refractive cataract and laser surgery with a focus on premium lenses, and presbyopia solutions. His research and publications focus on astigmatism management.
Ben also hosts two popular ophthalmic podcasts.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Bruce Allan qualified in medicine from Cambridge in 1985, and was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at Moorfields in 1998 after advanced specialist training in the UK, South Africa, and Australia.
He was Training Director for the Corneal Service at Moorfields for over 10 years, and Service Director for Refractive Surgery from 2012 to 2019.
He is currently chairing the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Refractive Surgery Standards Working Group and is an ESCRS and EU Cornea board member.
Ophthalmic Surgeon for the Medical Retinal Service
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust
Carlos Pavesio is Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon for the Medical Retinal Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK and Professor of Ocular Inflammation and Infection, UCL. He is also Uveitis theme leader for the Biomedical Research Centre, Institute of Ophthalmology, London and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. He was the Medical Retina Service Director between 2008 and 2016 and he currently the Director of the Fellowship Programme at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. He has authored 30 book chapters and over 200 peer-reviewed publications in the field.
Chiara La Morgia
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences Bologna University
Dr. Chiara La Morgia is affiliated to Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bologna University, ITALY.
She is currently providing services as Associate Professor,has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and International conferences.
Dr. Chiara La Morgia contributions have acclaimed recognition from honourable subject experts around the world.
Dr. Chiara La Morgia is actively associated with different societies and academies.
Dr. Chiara La Morgia academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding.
Assistant professor at post-graduate ophthalmology school
Department of ophthalmology, univsersity of Siena
Graduated from Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at University of Siena, Italy, Medical School in 1997.
He had a Specialist diploma in Ophthalmology in 2001 at University of Siena, Italy. In 2006, he received his PhD in Ocular Pathology and Oncology at University of Siena.
Assistant Professor of Corneal Pathology and Surgery at Post-Graduate Ophthalmology School, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Siena, Italy and gained the Italian National University Professional Qualification as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology.
He is Chief of the cataract surgery service at the Ophthalmology Departmental Unit of Alta Val d’ Elsa Hospital, Siena and Casentino Hospital, Arezzo,Italy.
Ophthalmic plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Ottawa hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of ottawa Eye Institute
Clinical Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Medical School – University of Toronto 1977 – 1981
Ophthalmology – University of Ottawa 1982 – 1985
Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowships;
1) University of Iowa 1985/86 (Dr. D Tse, Dr. J Nerad)
2) University of Utah 1986/87 (Dr. R.L. Anderson)
Ottawa 1987- present: University based practice at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Eye Institute and Private practice:
over 290 peer reviewed scientific articles
50 book chapters
Text – “Surgical Anatomy of the Ocular Adnexa
450 presentations locally, nationally, internationally
trained 15 Fellows in Oculoplastic surgery
contributed to the training of 98 Ophthalmology residents
Ehab EL Rayes
Professor and chairman of department
Institute of Ophthalmology, Cairo
Professor and chairman of department at Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo.
He received his medical degree with honor from Ein Shams University.
Joined the Associated Retinal Consultants with its great faculty in Royal Oak Michigan for his vitreoretinal fellowship in1993.
Had research fellowship in Research Eye Institute, Oakland University, Rochester Michigan, U.S.A 1994.
He received his Ph.D. degree in 1995.
Awarded: American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010. International scholar award: AAO. Honor Award: American Society of Retina specialist 2011 and the Senior Honor Award: American Society of Retina specialist 2014:AAO achievement award 2015.
Emilio A Torres Netto
MD, PhD cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon trained in several renowned centers in Brazil
University of Zurich
Emilio A. Torres-Netto MD PhD is a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon trained in Brazil, USA, France and Switzerland, who is engaged in the development of innovative approaches for keratoconus, cross-linking and refractive surgeries at the University of Zurich.
He has received multiple international awards from the largest societies in ophthalmology and was unanimously chosen as the Winner of the International Council of Ophthalmology Award for his work on corneal biomechanics. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery Case Reports and has been appointed as an International Member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
Erik L Mertens
Physician CEO, Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon
Medipolis Eye Center, Belgium
Erik L. Mertens, MD, FEBOphth currently serves as the Director and Ophthalmic Surgeon of the Medipolis Eye Center in Belgium. Medipolis is the only ophthalmogical center in Belgium which obtained the rigorous KIWA certificate. He graduated from the Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, USA as Physician CEO in October 2015. He is co-founder of AECOS (American-European college of Ophthalmic Surgeons) and president AECOS Europe (2019-2022). He is a member of the prestigious International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and of the board of ‘Refractive Surgery Alliance’ and consultant to STAAR Surgical, BVI, Sophi, Hoya, Zeiss, Novoxel, Medicontur, MST, Excel-Lens and Optovue.
Prof. Dr. Dr., MD PhD FARVO / Chief Medical Officer
ELZA Institute, Zurich
• Cataract and refractive surgeon and ocular cell biologist
• Pioneer and key opinion leader of corneal cross-linking (CXL)
• 2014, 2016, 2018 & 2020: voted onto the PowerList100 (most influential people in ophthalmology)
• FARVO, fellow of ARVO (Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) since 2018
• > 200 peer-reviewed publications
• h index 54, Impact factor 883
• 11.000 citations in the scientific literature
• Professorships at the
o University of Geneva (Switzerland)
o University of Southern California Los Angeles (USA)
o Wenzhou University (China)
• For a complete bio, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhad_Hafezi
• For more information: https://www.elza-institute.com/
specialising in ophthalmologic medical technology
High experience in medical digital image and video processing and in machine learning applications
After the diploma in ancient languages, he earned his Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002.
During his career in CSO (Florence, Italy) he took care of the design of several diagnostic devices including corneal topographers, Scheimpflug cameras, AS-OCTs, retinal cameras, aberrometers and specular microscopes.
His main action fields are information theory, medical digital image and video processing, aberrometry and machine learning applied to ocular diagnostics.
He is author of 12 peer-review journal articles, 7 book chapters and 6 industrial patents.
Chairman of Ophthalmology Department
University Hospital Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. med. Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, FEBO is professor and chairman of the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, head of “The International Vision Correction Centre (IVCRC), and director of the David J. Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology” in Heidelberg, Germany, which is devoted to research on intraocular ophthalmic devices, 2012 relocated from South Carolina.
Prof. Dr. Auffarth was selected in 2014, 2016, 2018 #2 and 2020 as one of the top influential ophthalmologists of the world.
His research focuses include cataract surgery, intraocular lenses, implants, viscoelastics, refractive laser technology and surgery; diagnostic tools, and the cornea.
Harminder Singh Dua
Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist
University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Harminder Singh Dua, is the Chair, Professor and Head of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
He was made Commander of the most excellent order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. He is currently the High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire.
He is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of EuCornea, President of The EVER-Foundation, member of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and the American Ophthalmological Society. He has served as President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) Master of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress and Editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Professor of Paediatric Ophthalmology
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Jane Ashworth has been Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital since 2007, and was awarded an honorary Chair at the University of Manchester in 2021.
Jane has dedicated clinics for genetic eye disease in her NHS practice and has been closely involved in setting up the Gene Therapy treatment service at MREH.
She is actively involved in research in Paediatric Ophthalmology, and has written over 80 publications, 5 book chapters and a book for Elsevier on Genetics and Ophthalmology.
She is Head of School of Ophthalmology for Health Education North West.
Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma Center, Montchoisi Clinic, Lausanne and Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Kaweh Mansouri, M.D., M.P.H, is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Glaucoma Center, Montchoisi Clinic, Lausanne and Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver. Dr Mansouri is the Associate Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association.
Dr Mansouri was the first ophthalmologist to give a TEDx talk.
He has been ranked twice in the top 40 under 40 power list by the journal “The Ophthalmologist”.
He has been named as one of the Top 20 Glaucoma Specialists in the world (Expertscape).
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Keith Barton is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Glaucoma Specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Honorary Reader in UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Co-chair of Ophthalmology Futures Forums.
His areas of interest are the surgical management of glaucoma, especially surgical devices and secondary glaucomas, specifically the management of glaucoma in uveitis.
He is currently a member of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study Steering Committee, Chief Investigator in the Corneal Ancillary Study to the PTVT Study and a member of the Trial Management Committees of both the NIHR HTA-funded Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma and Lasers in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension) Studies.
Ken K Nischal
Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital
Dr. Ken K Nischal MD,FAAP, FRCOphth, is Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh and Director of the UPMC Children’s Eye Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Motility.
In 2011, Dr. Nischal joined UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as chief of the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility.
He also directs pediatric program development at the UPMC Eye Center and is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is one of the world’s foremost pediatric eye specialists .
Consultant glaucoma and cornea specialist
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Leon is a consultant glaucoma and cornea specialist working in the Manchester Royal eye hospital, UK.
His major area of expertise lies within the field of glaucoma surgical innovations
Lyndon da Cruz
Consultant retinal surgeon and professor of retinal stem cell and transplantation surgery at UCL
Director of vitreo-retinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lyndon da Cruz qualified in Perth, Western Australia.
He completed the fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists based at the Oxford Eye Hospital and then returned to Western Australia to complete a PhD in Gene Therapy.
He completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists and returned to the UK for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Ophthalmology followed by medical and surgical retinal fellowships at Moorfields.
He is a Consultant Retinal Surgeon at Moorfields and Professor of Retinal Stem Cell and Transplantation Surgery at UCL. Currently he is Service Director of vitreo-retinal surgery at Moorfields.
Assistant Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Cornea, External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery Consultant at King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, King Abdulaziz University
Professor / Head of Department
Rouen University Hospital
Professor Marc MURAINE MD. PhD
Head of Ophthalmology Department, Charles Nicolle University Hospital, Rouen, France
Medical Director of the Corneal Bank of Normandy
President of the National French Eye Bank, Paris, France
Specialist in corneal surgery
Author of 133 publications
1st description of a combined surgery with deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and retinal surgery (2001) or cataract surgery (2002)
1st French endothelial keratoplasty in 2004
Developpment of the Muraine technique for DMEK preparation (2013)
Description of a novel technique of pre-Descemetic suture for hydrops (2015)
1st description of cataract surgery using slit lamp in patients unable to lie (2019)
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Surgery at the Harkness Eye Institute – Columbia University Medical Center
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon Specializing in Orbital Tumors and Thyroid Eye Disease
He completed fellowships in Oculoplastic Surgery, Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology.
He is recognized for contributions to the fields of orbital and Thyroid Eye Disease.
He is a member of the International Orbit Society, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and is a founding member and first President of the International Thyroid Eye Disease Society(ITEDS).
He has published over 100 articles and has spoken at over 200 national and international conferences, universities and hospitals.
He annually trains ASOPRS fellows and Columbia residents.
Professor of Ophthalmology
After finishing residency in 1997 , Dr Hosny worked as a fellow of refractive and anterior segment surgery at the University of Alicante .
He then trained in Edingburgh for one year.
He obtained his Masters from Cairo University in 1996 , His FRCS degree from the RCS of Edingburgh in 1998 ,and his PhD in 1999.
Dr Hosny has numerous international publications including coauthoring in David Ben Ezra’s book “ Ocular inflammation”.
Dr Hosny is a Professor Of Ophthalmology at Cairo University , he is a leading Refractive and Anterior segment consultant at Dar El Oyoun Specialized Eye Hospitals in Egypt.
Professeor of Ophthalmology
Ain-Shams university, Cairo
Fellowship of the Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh in 2003.
Ph.D. in Ophthalmology Ain-Shams University in 2004.
Fellow of Oakland and Wayne State universities, Michigan USA.
Is an active member of the American Society Of Retina Specialists, The American academy of ophthalmology, and the European society of retina specialists.
Major interests includes vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and Uveitis.
He has many publications in the field of medical and surgical retina.
Consultant, Oculofacial Surgery
Watany Eye Hospita, Egypt
Mohammad Abdulhafez.MD, FRCS
Consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
Fellow, American Society Of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive surgery “ASOPRS”
Mohammad Javed Ali
Heads the Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology
L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, India
Mohammad Javed Ali is an internationally recognized Clinician-Scientist and the current Editor-in-Chief of the journal ‘Seminars in Ophthalmology’.
He heads the Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, India. Javed is also the Alumni chair of Ophthalmology at the L.V.
Prasad Eye Institute. He is currently the Hong-Leong Professor at NUHS, Singapore, and DAAD Professor of Ophthalmology and Anatomy at the Friedrich-Alexander University, Nuremberg, Germany.
He is a section editor for 13 journals, associate editor of Survey of Ophthalmology, and has to his credit 488 publications, and has delivered 330 conference lectures, including 13 keynote addresses.
Rufus Laser and Ophthalmic Surgery Center Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
After several years of private practice in Istanbul, had founded the Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division of Istanbul Beyoğlu Eye Research and Training Hospital in 2002, and practiced until 2017 where she had trained residents and national and international fellows.
Participates in courses, scientific meetings training in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, mainly on aesthetic oculofacial surgery.
Published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, wrote 28 book chapters, edited 2 textbooks, a video surgery atlas.
Member of TOA, TCOD, TSOPRS, ESOPRSand IDDES and an international associate member of ASOPRS
Director, Child Sight Institute and Centre for Technology Innovation
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Director, Child Sight Institute and Centre for Technology Innovation
LV Prasad Eye Institute
Special interest: Pedictric cataract & Strabismus, Adult Strabismus
Executive Director, WSPOS
Founder Executive Bureau member: POSN ( Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus network of India)
Section editor: BJO, BMJ, Current Eye Research and IJO
More than 150 peer reviewed publications and over 500 presentations
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Rami Shasha is a cataract, refractive and complex anterior segment surgeon. Dr. Shasha is double-board certified in Ophthalmology in Canada (FRCSC) and in the United States (Dip. ABO).
He attended Wayne State University in Michigan, USA for his undergraduate training, followed by medical training (M.D) at the University of Ottawa, and his five year ophthalmic surgical residency training at the Ivey Eye Institute at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Shasha has a strong passion in medical education. He started an educational Instagram account in January of 2016 which has since generated over 1500 posts and 14,500 followers.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of opthalmology
federal university of the state of rio de janiero, Brazil
Prof. Renato Ambrósio Jr, M.D., Ph.D. is a world-class refractive surgeon, who is considered a true clinician-scientist.
His major areas of interest are corneal tomography, biomechanical imaging and wavefront, custom laser vision correction, refractive cataract surgery, and therapeutic procedures for keratoconus.
He was the last president of the Brazilian Society of Refractive Surgery until the creation of BRASCRS. He is the elected president of the ISRS for 2020-22.
He was voted the 11th most influential ophthalmologist by The Ophthalmologist in 2014, and again was included among the top 100 in 2016 and 2018.
University of New South Wales,
Dr Revathy Mani is a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia with a special interest in studying eye movement deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury.
She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2021 from UNSW, Sydney.
She served as an optometrist in India from 2002-2016 and headed the department of Binocular Vision and Neuro-optometry. She is a fellow of Neurooptometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), USA and a recipient of the 2019 Ezell Fellowship Award from the American Academy of Optometry Foundation for her research contribution.
She is an active member of AAO & ARVO and had published many peer-reviewed publications.
Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor
Richard Packard was a consultant at the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor England from 1982-2016.
He started using phacoemulsification in 1979 and in that year inserted the world’s first folded soft IOL during a rabbit study.
In 1990 he implanted the very first Acrysof IOL.
He has lectured and operated in 61 countries on all aspects of cataract surgery and written many peer reviewed papers and book chapters.
Board Member of ESCRS from 1999-2007 and from 2000 to date ESCRS Video Competition chief judge.
Binkhorst Lecturer at ESCRS in 2015. He has received many other awards.
Professor of opthalmology, Vice chairman, clinical and translational scientist
Narayana Nethralaya, India
Vice chairman, clinical and translational scientist
GROW LAB,IBMS LAB, NARAYANA NETHRALAYA, INDIA
ADDITIONAL PROFESSOR,MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS
He has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for many indexed journals in the specialty.
He is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive surgery
Awards: Col. Rangachari Award for the overall best paper of the conference for his work on “Is Inflammation Driving Keratoconus? A Holistic Study of Molecular Pathways” at the 2015 annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society.
Casebeer Award for outstanding contribution to refractive surgery by the ISRS in 2019
Director of the glaucoma services Sankara Nethralaya at Chennai
Research Director of Vision Research Foundation
Dr Ronnie George is the Director of the glaucoma services Sankara Nethralaya at Chennai and Research Director of Vision Research Foundation.
He currently serves on the Education Committee of the World Glaucoma Association, the Editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma and is the Section editor (Glaucoma) for the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
Centro Oftalmológico de Minas Gerais
Inventor of the Canabrava Ring
Creator of the Double Flanged Polypropylene Technique
Creator of the 4 Flanged Polypropylene Technique
Medical Director and Consultant, founder and Chairman of Centre for Sight
Centre for Sight, Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East
Sheraz Daya is the founder and Chairman of Centre for Sight and was previously Director
and Consultant at the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank, Queen Victoria Hospital, East
Grinstead (1994-2011). He has been a
pioneer in modern refractive surgery. introducing Lasik as well as the femtosecond laser to the UK in 2004 and pioneered its use in corneal transplantation and cataract surgery. He has over 100 publications and the founding medical editor of CRST Europe. He has served on committees and boards of numerous organizations including ESCRS, UKISCRS, ASCRS, AAO, AECOS, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Corneal Society.
Head of Glaucoma Service
L V Prasad Eye Institute
She completed her MS in ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, and secured her FRCS in Ophthalmology from Edinburgh, followed by a glaucoma fellowship at LVPEI.
She is a glaucoma faculty at LV Prasad Eye Institute since 2007 and she heads the Glaucoma service at LVPEI from 2012 to date.
She specializes in managing refractory adult and pediatric glaucomas with a focus on glaucoma drainage devices and Secondary glaucomas.
She has published over 148-scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and received several Best Scientific papers and Best video awards at various national and international fora.
Received AAO Achievement award in 2018
Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital, Paris
Cornea consultant in Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital – Paris.
Advanced Ophthalmology Practice Academy scientific coordinator
Clinician-scientist and heads Junior Research
fellows at the center for Ocular Regeneration(CORE) at the L.V. Prased Eye Institute
Dr. Swati Singh is a clinician-scientist at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute.
She manages and treats patients with dry eye disease, adnexal issues in patients with ocular surface diseases and disorders of lacrimal functional unit. She did her training in Oculoplasty from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia.
She was an active researcher in molecular anatomy at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nuremberg as well.
She has to her credit 109 publications at the time of this writing and has delivered 50 conference lectures.
She conducted 8 instruction courses, 4 live-surgical workshops and has been honoured by 10 awards.
Professor of Ophthalmology, Lamellar Corneal Surgery Consultant
Cairo Universit, Egypt
Lamellar Corneal Surgery Consultant
Invited guest speaker in many international meetings
Founder & Instructor of DMEK WORKSHOP in Egypt
Sankara Nethralaya Chennai, India
Presently working at Sankara Nethralaya Chennai India as senior consultant, has experience of more than 30 years in treating complex glaucomas.
Viquar Unnisa Begum
PhD Candidate, MSc Optometry
University of Waterloo
Pursuing my PhD from the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.
I have practiced as a consultant Optometrist at L.V Prasad Eye Institute in the past and have been involved as a expert researcher in various projects investigating the detection of glaucoma and retinal disease.
This is where my interest grew in the field of optometry research.
Currently, my main research interests include visual neuroscience, multisensory perception and early detection of ocular diseases.
I am also keenly interested in translating basic research to reliable and robust clinical tests in the field of Optometry.
president of Uveitis Society of India and Secretary of International Uveitis Study Group
Post Graduate Institute of Medical education and Research, Chandigarh
Prof. Vishali Gupta is an accomplished vitreo-retina and uvea expert of international repute .
She is president of Uveitis Society of India and Secretary of International Uveitis Study Group.
She is a sought-after speaker and has delivered more than 900 invited lectures and conducted several instruction courses at various international and national meetings.
She has over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals; has edited six books and contributed 72 book chapters in textbooks. She also holds US patents on Multiplex PCR.
Founder and Medical Director at Carrot Eye Surgery Clinics
Clinical Associate Professor, McMaster University
Dr. Yasser Khan is an internationally renowned surgeon, humanitarian, entrepreneur.
He is an Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon in Toronto, Canada.
He is Associate Professor at McMaster University and the University of Toronto and has Master’s degree from IE University Spain in Digital Transformation and Innovation.
He teaches surgeons globally. He is also the CEO of CARROT Eye Surgical Centers.
Dr. Khan is also Founder and CEO of GIVE – Global Initiative for Vision and Eyecare developing social entrepreneurship solutions to treat blindness.
Dr. Khan has trained residents, fellows, ophthalmologists in over 40 different countries in the field of Oculoplastics/Orbital surgery.
Ophthalmology consultant, specializes in anterior segment and glaucoma
Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Hospital
Ophthalmology consultant, Canadian board, specializes in anterior segment and glaucoma
Associate Director of the Glaucoma Department
Beirut Eye and ENT Specialist Hospital
He completed his glaucoma training by obtaining postdoctoral fellowships from the Glaucoma Institute in Paris and subsequently from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.
He is currently the associate director of the Glaucoma division at BESH-Hospital and a visiting consultant at the Moorfields Eye Hospital in Dubai. He’s a research collaborator at the Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology department. He’s a clinical instructor and lecturer at the Saint-Joseph University in Beirut. He is the co-chair of the associate advisory board of the World Glaucoma Association and a member of the associate advisory board of the International Society of Glaucoma Surgery.