Editorial Board

Francesco Aiello, MD, PhD, FEBO, FEBOS-CR, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Francesco Aiello is a Lecturer at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. He graduated in Medicine at University of Campus Bio di Medico di Roma in 2007. He then achieved his CCT in Ophthalmology and his European PhD at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Afterwards, he completed an 18-month fellowship in Cataract surgery and a 3 fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He was awarded as Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) in 2014 and Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology - Subspecialty in Cataract and Refractive Surgery - in 2017. Dr. Aiello is actively involved in training and education, as well as served as speaker and instructor in numerous national and international congresses. His main interest is on corneal transplant and complicate cataract surgery. He is also Scientific secretary of the Italian Society of Corneal Transplant and Ocular Surface (SITRAC) and Italian Eye Bank Society (SIBO) as well as young delegate of the International Society of Cornea, Stem Cells and Ocular Surface (SICSSO). 

Alessandro Arrigo, MD, PhD, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute University, Italy

Dr. Alessandro Arrigo MD, PhD was born in Messina, Sicily on 26 May 1990. He graduated with honour in Medicine in 2015 at University of Messina, Italy. He graduated as Ophthalmologist with honour in 2020 at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He graduated as PhD in 2022 at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. He works as Ophthalmologist at IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy. Dr. Arrigo’s main research interests are medical retina, cataract and refractive surgery, post-processing and quantitative approaches. Dr. Arrigo has published more than 160 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and is member of the most important national and international Ophthalmologic Scientific Societies. He actively participates to international scientific meetings, investigator meetings, advisory boards and expert boards. Dr. Arrigo actively serves as reviewer and editorial board member for the most important international scientific journals. He won several scientific awards and is also actively involved in international clinical trials.

Camiel Boon, MD, PhD, FEBO, Amsterdam University Medical Centers; Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Enrico Borrelli, MD, PhD, FEBO, University of Turin; City of Health and Science Hospital in Turin, Italy

Catey Bunce, BSc (Hons), MSc, DSc, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Dr Catey Bunce is Joint Lead for the NIHR Statistics group and leads the Ophthalmology Research Section of the NIHR Statistics group. Catey worked for many years at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre where she established the Ophthalmology Statistics Group – a group of statisticians working in ophthalmology and vision science who came together in an endeavour to raise the quality of statistics in ophthalmic publications. Catey holds honorary positions at the BRC for Ophthalmology at Moorfields, the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she is Associate Professor. Dr Bunce is a Royal Statistical Society statistical ambassador championing the message that “better data = better research = better healthcare”. Photo credit bigTimages/RSS

Ester Carreño, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz; Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Shruti Chandra, MD, FICO, CertFROphth, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; University College London, UK

Jason Cheng, MBBS, BSc, FRCOphth, FAMS, FEBO, FRANZCO, Sydney Eye Hospital; Liverpool Hospital; Univeristy of New South Wales; University of Sydney, Australia

Dr Jason Cheng is a consultant ophthalmologist at Sydney Eye Hospital and Liverpool Hospital, Australia. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London rotation, and undertook two glaucoma fellowships in King's/St Thomas Hospital, London, then University of Toronto. He was a consultant in Singapore for 3 years before relocating to Australia in 2016. He specializes in Glaucoma with a research interest in the medical, laser and surgical glaucoma therapy. He is a site-investigator in the Save Sight Registry, Fight Glaucoma Blindness and is the secretary for the Gateway Committee, APAO. He is also a member of the OBCK board of examiners, Global Eye Health Committee and faculty member of the Sydney Eye Hospital MIGS course and visiting faculty to the Fiji National University ophthalmology programme. 

Fiona Costello, MD, FRCPC, University of Calgary, Canada

Kai Ding, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA

Livia Faes, BSc, BMed, MSc, MMed, MD, FEBO, Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK

Kevin Falzon, MD, FRCOphth, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Rino Frisina, MD, Guglielmo da Saliceto Hospital, Italy

Chief physician of Ophthalmology of Surgery Department of ‘Guglielmo da Saliceto’ Hospital of Piacenza (Italy) and Director of Eye Care Services of Local Health Unit of Piacenza, Italy. Rino Frisina has always been dedicated to research and clinical-surgical practice. He achieved the national scientific habilitation for university associate professor in Ophthalmology. He is Lecturer of the Europe faculty of the European School for advanced studies of Ophthalmology (ESASO). His main surgical specialization is ocular reconstruction after eye trauma, vitreoretinal surgery and treatment of postoperative complications of cataract surgery.

Dun Jack Fu, BSc(Hons), BM BCh, PhD, Moorfields Eye Hospital; University College London, UK

Dun Jack is an Investigator at Moorfields Eye Hospital. His focus is on using large, multimodal data to develop modern clinical prediction models with techniques such as machine learning. After completing clinical training at the University of Oxford, Dun Jack moved to London for ophthalmology training.
He is trained in molecular biochemistry, high-throughput screening, and bioinformatics through his PhD research as a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine.

Andrzej Grzybowski, MD, PhD, MBA, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poland

Andrzej Grzybowski, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, MAE is a Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Warmia and Mazury; Head of Institute for Research in Ophthalmology, Foundation for Ophthalmology Development, Poznan, Poland. He is active in international scientific societies including Euretina (Co-opted Board member 2016-2018), EVER (Board member and chair of the cataract section, 2019-2023; President-Elect 2022-2023), ESCRS (curator of ESCRS Archive), and ISRS (member of the ISRS International Council), International Intraocular Implant Club and Cogan Society. He became a lifelong member (chair LIV) of the European Academy of Ophthalmology and its Treasurer, and a member of the Academia Europea. He was included in the TOP 2% ranking of world-best scientists prepared by Stanford University in years 2019-2022. Expertscape worldwide ranking: No 1 in cataract field and No 1 in cataract extraction field; No 3 in endophthalmitis field. In 2021, he received ISRS (International Society for Refractive Surgery) Founders’ Award and published a book Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology (Springer). In 2022 he was awarded OFFICERS' CROSS OF THE ORDER OF POLONIA RESTITUTA for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, and support for international scientific cooperation by the President of Poland; listed on the “The Power List” by The Ophthalmologist magazine, a ranking of the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology in 2022 and in 2023 (ranked No 19th).

Viney Gupta, MD, MBA, Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Prof. Viney Gupta is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, the apex eye Institute in India. He heads the Glaucoma Services of Unit 2 at the same Institute. He completed his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and went on to pursue his post graduation in Ophthalmology at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has been a faculty at the same Institute from 2003 onwards. He has been practising Glaucoma for the more than 25 years now.  He did his Glaucoma Fellowship at the at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Melbourne, Australia. His work profile involves the medical and surgical management of Glaucoma and his special interests are Paediatric and Juvenile glaucomas as well as Glaucoma genetics . He is actively involved in teaching and training of ophthalmology residents, and has guided thesis of more than 50 post graduate students of Ophthalmology. He has over 210 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 14 book chapters. He is on the Editorial Board of many ophthalmology journals. He has been the founder and first President of the Indian Paediatric Glaucoma Society.

Z Habot-Wilner, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Prof. Zohar Habot-Wilner, M.D. is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She is the director of the uveitis & inflammatory eye disease service and a retina consultant in the division of ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel. She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her main interests are uveitis, medical retina, and inflammatory eye diseases. She is the founder of the combined Rheumatology-Ophthalmology clinic for patients with systemic and ocular inflammatory diseases at the Tel Aviv Medical Center and the founder of the Israel uveitis patients’ community. She was the chairman of the Israel Uveitis Society during the years 2016- 2020. She was the organizer of the ocular inflammatory disorders course, at the Lions Ophthalmology Educational Centre in Prague, Czech Republic and the founder and organizer of the uveitis course at the School of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She serves on the Editorial Board of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation and Case Reports in Ophthalmology journals. She is a member of the EURETINA uveitis board and serves as an examiner at the European Board of Ophthalmology- EURETINA Exam. In addition, she is a member of the scientific council of the Israeli Ophthalmology Board Examinations, a member of the recognition committee of the Israeli Medical Association Scientific Council and a member of the research grants committee of the Israeli Ophthalmology Society. She is a member of several national and international societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, EURETINA, American Uveitis Society, International Ocular Inflammation Society, International Uveitis Study Group, Israel Medical Association, Israeli Ophthalmological Society, Israeli Society for Eye and Vision Research, Israeli Retina Society and Israeli Uveitis Society. She graduated the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the Goldschleger Eye Institute at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel and a fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

Sian Handley, MSc, BMedSci(Hons)Orth, Great Ormond Street UCL Institute of Child Health; Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Roland Höllhumer, MBChB, FC Ophthal (SA), MMed, MBA, University of the Witwatersrand; Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa

Dr Roland Höllhumer is a corneal specialist in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery before continuing his specialist training in Ophthalmology at the University of the Witwatersrand and receiving his Fellowship in Ophthalmology from the Colleges of Medicine and Surgery of South Africa. He has a Master of Medicine and Business Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand and has completed an anterior segment/corneal fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy. Dr Höllhumer is a consultant Ophthalmologist at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital where he heads up the corneal unit. He is the chairman of The Cornea Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the elimination of corneal blindness in South Africa. As a corneal specialist, Dr Höllhumer focuses on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, anterior segment reconstruction, auto-immune conditions, ocular surface tumours and stem cell transplants.

Neringa Jurkute, MD, PhD, FEBO, Moorfields Eye Hospital; The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, UK

Sezen Karakus, MD, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Kin Sheng Lim, MBChB, MD, FRCOphth, St Thomas’ Hospital; King's College London, UK

Panayiotis Maghsoudlou, BSc, MBBS, PhD, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Panos is a dedicated researcher with an MB PhD from UCL and years of experience as an Editor for PLoS One. He is a Lecturer at the University of Bath, where he teaches on stem cells, gene therapy, and bioengineering. Dr Panos is actively involved in research in paediatrics and uveitis as an Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. A strong advocate for research ethics, he serves as an expert member of the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee with the Health Research Authority.

Oliver Marmoy, DClinSci, MSc, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust; GOS-ICH University College London, UK

Oliver Marmoy is a specialist clinical scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and honorary research fellow at UCL institute of child health. He obtained his bachelors with honours at University of Portsmouth (Human Physiology) before his MSc at Aston University (Clinical Neurophysiology) and doctoral studies in Manchester (Clinical Neurophysiology). Oliver has active clinical and research interests relating to visual electrophysiology and paediatric ophthalmic imaging. His research focuses on natural history studies, neuro-ophthalmology and electrophysiological testing in children.

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya - Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Hasan Naveed, MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCOphth, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Hasan Naveed is a ST7 trainee based in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex deanery. His subspecialty interests include cornea, external eye disease, cataract and refractive surgery.


Magella M Neveu, PhD, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; University College London, UK

Charlotte Norridge, BSc, PGCert, MSc, RCOphth National Ophthalmology Database; Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Una O’Colmain, MB BCH, BAO, FRCOphth, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, UK

Elisabetta Pilotto, MD, FEBO, University of Padova, Italy

Prabhath Piyasena, MBBS, PGDip, MSc, PhD, AFHEA, Queen's University Belfast, UK; National Eye Hospital, Department of Vitreo-Retina, Sri Lanka 

Dr Prabhath completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, a Diploma in Science and underwent training as an In-Service Trainee Medical Officer in Clinical Ophthalmology, including medical and surgical retina, under the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Sri Lanka. He went on to pursue an academic and research career pathway and completed a Master’s and a Doctorate in Public Health Ophthalmology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. Dr Prabhath worked as a Senior House Officer of Vitreo-Retina at the National Eye Hospital of Sri Lanka. He is currently a Research Fellow in Global Eye Health at Queen’s University Belfast. He also serves as a Public Health Ophthalmologist and a Policy Reviewer for the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. His main interests are prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to retinal diseases, with a special interest in diabetic retinopathy, and evidence synthesis and policy review in global eye health.

Dhanashree Ratra, FRCS (Edin), MS, DNB, Sankara Nethralaya, India

Kamran Riaz, MD, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute; University of Oklahoma, USA

Dr. Kamran Riaz is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Research at the Dean McGee Eye Institute (University of Oklahoma). His clinical and surgical practices focus on cornea, external disease, anterior segment, cataract, and refractive surgery. He has a regional referral base for managing complications from cataract surgery, secondary IOL surgery, and complex corneal surgery. Dr. Riaz has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book chapters, and 85 presentations at national and international ophthalmology meetings. He has been an invited lecturer, surgical wet-lab instructor, and an invited visiting professor at multiple conferences and academic institutions nationally and internationally. He has several leadership positions, including serving on the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeon (YES) Clinical Committee. In April 2022, he was awarded the Aesculapian Teaching Award from the OU College of Medicine – the first ophthalmology faculty to ever receive this award since its inception in 1962. In May 2023, he was recognized as one of the top 23 ophthalmologists of AAPI descent in the United States. He is the Chair of the editorial committee for the BCSC Optics textbook. He is also the Chief Editor of a recently released Optics textbook, Optics for the New Millennium (Sept 2022), a comprehensive resource combining optics information needed for exams, clinical practice, and surgical preparation, presented in an engaging style.

Vito Romano The University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Professor Vito Romano is based in Italy at The University of Brescia. He is actively engaged in research and has authored more than 200 research manuscripts in peer review journals. He is passionate about translational research and clinical trial design with a special interest in cornea and ocular surface diseases, cataract, and refractive surgery.

A M Roszkowska, MD, PhD, FEBO, University of Messina, Italy; Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University, Poland 

Sohaib Rufai, BMBS BMedSc MRes PhD FInstLM, Leicester Royal Infirmary; UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK

Sohaib Rufai is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology based at the University of Leicester Ulverscroft Eye Unit. His research interests include neuro-ophthalmology, advanced ocular imaging and applied health research. He is the recipient of more than 30 academic prizes, including the RCOphth Ulverscroft David Owen prize and European Award in Medicine for Ophthalmology. He is passionate about ophthalmic education and has authored two books to support students and trainees.

Marc Sarossy, MBBS, PhD, FRANZCO, University of Melbourne; Centre for Eye Research Australia, Australia

Dr Marc Sarossy is an ophthalmologist and electrophysiologist at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Centre for Eye Research in Melbourne.  He is a senior research fellow and clinical tutor at the University of Melbourne faculty of Medicine. His PhD project looked at novel techniques for extracting clinical information relevant to glaucoma from the electroretinogram.  He has research interests in electrophysiology, image processing, machine learning, glaucoma and cybersecurity.  He is the current chairman of the Human Research Ethics committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and an adjunct Associate Professor in biomedical engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne. 

Takuhei Shoji, MD, PhD, Saitama Medical University; Koedo Eye Institute, Japan

Dr. Shoji is a renowned glaucoma specialist at Saitama Medical University in Japan. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree at Keio University, Japan, and furthered his expertise as an International Research Fellow at the Shiley Eye Institute, University of California San Diego. With a substantial body of work, Dr. Shoji has authored over 75 peer-reviewed papers, reviewed more than 250 articles, and delivered more than 200 invited lectures. His primary focus is on imaging-based glaucoma detection, progression, and management, alongside a keen interest in glaucoma surgery, including minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), trabeculectomy, and tube-shunt surgery. His dedication contributes to the advancement of glaucoma care and vision preservation.

Uri Soiberman, MD, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Uri S. Soiberman, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of corneal and anterior segment diseases, including corneal transplants, cataract surgery and intraocular lens complications.

Brijesh Takkar, MD, FAICO, LV Prasad Eye Institute; Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health & Economics Research Centre (IHOPE), India

Dr Brijesh Takkar is an alumnus of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at New Delhi, India. He completed his medical graduation and residency before getting trained for management of vitreoretinal disorders there. Following completion of training, he continued to work on improving outcomes of diabetic retinopathy as a senior research associate with Prof. Venkatesh at his alma mater. Later he became an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal in India. Brijesh is currently an Associate Ophthalmologist at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and a fellow with Dr Raja Narayanan at the Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health and Health Economics Research Centre (IHOPE). Brijesh’s research primarily revolves around translational therapies for diabetic retinopathy and clinical research of retinal dystrophies. His experience at the IHOPE research centre bridges the connection of such disorders with clinical applications at the public health level. He has over 200 research publications, a book on retinal surgery and over 30 book chapters to his credit.  

Sonali Tarafdar, FRCOphth, Dip. Med Ed, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, UK

Shokufeh Tavassoli, BSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), FRCOphth, CertLRS, Royal United Hospitals Bath, UK

Kelvin Yi Chon Teo, PhD, MBBS, Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore; Save Sight Institute, Australia

Wei-Shan Tsai, MD, MSc, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Se Joon Woo, MD, PhD, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital; Seoul National University College of Medicine, South Korea

Javier Zarranz-Ventura, MD, PhD, MSc, FEBO, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona, Spain

Dr. Javier Zarranz-Ventura obtained his medical degree at Universidad de Navarra, specialist training in ophthalmology at Clínica Universidad de Navarra, and a PhD in medicine at Universidad de Navarra, awarded cum laude with European mention. He underwent a fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (2011-2012) and two fellowships in vitreoretinal surgery at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust and Bristol Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2012-2014). He obtained a Master’s Degree for Medical Directors and Clínical Managers from the National Health School, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (2019). In 2021 he received the prestigious Premio Arruga for the best CV in Ophthalmology under 40 for the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology. He has been working as a vitreoretinal surgeon at the Institut Clínic d'Oftalmologia (ICOF), Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, and Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor in Barcelona since May 2014. His main clinical and research interests are age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic eye disease, and vitreoretinal surgery, as well as retinal imaging techniques, particularly OCT and OCT-A, and Artificial Intelligence. In the clinical research field, Dr. Zarranz-Ventura has coordinated multicentre research projects in AMD and uveitis. He is a 3A Researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and is Director of >16 PhD projects in diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema, AMD, and vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the University of Navarra. He is the national coordinator, principal investigator and chair of the steering committee of the first Spanish Neovascular AMD database (Fight Retinal Blindness Spain registry). He is member of numerous scientific societies such as the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA), the British and Eire Vitreo-Retinal Society of Retina Specialists (BEAVRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (SEO) and the Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous (SERV), where he is a board member as representative for Catalunya. Dr. Zarranz-Ventura has authored >250 scientific communications, >80 scientific papers indexed in Pubmed, >35 book chapters, and 3 books, and has given >170 invited lectures. He has a H-index of 21, an i10-index of 40, and has >1750 citations (Google Scholar). He also currently serves as an Editorial Board member in several scientific journals.

Xinyuan Zhang - Beijing Tongren Eye Center, China

Dr Zhang currently serves as the Professor and PhD supervisor at the Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing TongRen Eye Center, Capital Medical University. As a vitreous-retinal clinical scientist, Dr Zhang’s clinical interests lie in treatments and designing, conducting randomized clinical trials (RCT) on retinal diseases especially on retinal vascular and macular diseases. Dr Zhang’s research interests focus on exploring the molecular mechanisms of different medicines on retinal diseases (e.g. diabetic retinopathy) and applying new treatments on retinal diseases (such as gene therapy). By employing the more recent concepts of disease pathogenesis and a variety of recently developed laboratory techniques, she has published more than 70 peer reviewed original research manuscripts and invited reviews in leading international journals. Dr. Zhang has been recommended and has actively participated in several international leadership programs in Ophthalmology (USA, APAO ect). Professor Zhang works tightly with the ARVO leadership and has been a participant in the ARVO-CHINA and CHINA- ARVO chapters. As the project leader, Professor Zhang is currently running 14 national and provincial projects, 8 journal editors and 16 invited reviewers for the international SCI journals including the official journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists “Eye”, APJO ect.