Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Norbert Pfeiffer, Director of Department of Ophthalmology, the UMCM University Mainz, Germany
- Prof. Pfeiffer is the Director of Department of Ophthalmology at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
- Prof. Pfeiffer has vast experience in more than 120 trials and over 160 peer reviewed publications.
- Prof. Pfeiffer serves on many committees and is active in various medical societies,
including Vice Chair of the Scientific Subcommittee of the European Glaucoma
- Prof. Pfeiffer is also one of the principal investigators of the European Glaucoma
Prevention Study, the largest ever randomized controlled trial in ophthalmology to
date, and has been involved in innumerable Glaucoma trials.
- Prof. Pfeiffer has led the Glaucoma Expert Committee of the European Vision Institute Clinical Research (EVICR.net) disease network since its foundation.
Prof. Ike Ahmed, Director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Surgical (GAASS) fellowship and Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Canada
- Ike K. Ahmed, MD, is a fellowship-trained Glaucoma, Cataract, and Anterior Segment surgeon with a practice focus on the surgical management of Glaucoma, complex cataract and intraocular lens complications.
- He is board certified in ophthalmology in Canada and the U.S.
- In 2010, Dr. Ahmed was selected as one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”.
- Dr. Ahmed has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and
has won five film festival awards, three best papers of session, and a poster award at ASCRS, as well as an ESCRS first place video award and AAO “Best of Show” award. He has given over 550 scientific presentations thus far in his career, including 19 visiting professor’s lectures around the world.
- He is an active member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO), International Society of Glaucoma Surgery (ISGS), Canadian Glaucoma Society (CGS), and the American Glaucoma Society (AGS).
Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman - Scientific Committee, Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society, Professor of Ophthalmology at Ramachandra Medical College and Chairman Cum Managing Director, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Ltd., Chennai, India
- Prof. Amar Agarwal is the pioneer of Phakonit which is Phako with a Needle Incision Technology.
- Prof. Amar Agarwal has received many awards for his work done in ophthalmology
most significant being the Barraquer Award and the Kelman Award.
- His videos have won many awards at the film festivals of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).
- He has written more than 50 books which have been published in various languages: English, Spanish and Polish.
- He also trains doctors from all over the world in his center on Phaco, Bimanual Phaco, Lasik and Retina.
- He heads Dr. Agarwal’s group of eye hospitals which has 60 eye hospitals.
Dr. Richard Lewis, Co-Founder Sacramento Eye Consultants, Sacramento, California.
- In 1988, Dr. Lewis co-founded Sacramento Eye Consultants in Sacramento, CA.
- He is the former director of Glaucoma at the University of California, Davis.
- Dr. Lewis is the medical Editor Emeritus of Glaucoma Today and on the editorial board of numerous journals. He is the current Chief Medical Officer for Aerie Pharmaceuticals (2015).
- Dr. Lewis has published over ninety articles and book chapters focusing on Glaucoma, ophthalmic surgery, and ophthalmic pharmacology. He is co-author of the book, Curbsides in Glaucoma.
- He is the past President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (2014-15) and past President of the American Glaucoma Society (2000-02). He has received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor and Senior Honor as well as the Secretariat and Life Achievement Awards for his contributions in teaching and leadership and for initiating the AAO Subspecialty Day meeting.
- In 2019, he received the Presidential Medal from the American Glaucoma Society.