PUNE EYECON-2018

International faculty details

Prof Jean Jaques DeLaey

Prof. DeLaey has graduated in medicine at the University of Ghent in 1966.

He was encouraged to explore the potential of a new technique: fluorescein angiography and with Pierre Amalric from Alby, France, who was a pioneer in the field of fluorescein angiography, but also the proud owner of a magnificent collection of historical ophthalmology books, which must have given added value to a training in Alby.

He successfully introduced the new technique in our department and the rest is history: in 1976 Prof. De Laey was secretary of the organizing committee of the International Symposium on Fluorescein Angiography held in Ghent that same year.

He became an active member of the FAN Club, the European Fluoresce in angiography club and the founding father of the FAB Club, The Belgian Fluorescein Angiography Club. The explosion of knowledge gained from the new technique led to the creation of a new and distinct subspecialty in ophthalmology: medical retina. Prof. De Laey would become the indisputed leader of this field in Belgium.

In 1980 he succeeded to Professor Francois as director and chairman of the department of ophthalmology. It was, as he states himself, a prestigious but difficult heritage. He gave more than 120 lectures in Belgium and more than 240 lectures abroad, in every continent of the world, underscoring his international reputation in medical retina.

Prof Gisele Soubrane

Professor of Ophthalmology, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, Paris, France.

Ophthalmologist specializing in Retina, especially in the diagnosis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

Emeritus Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Eye University of Créteil – Université Paris Est Creteil XII. Her research focuses on improvements in the diagnosis of AMD, pathogenesis and experimental models of AMD. Her department has participated in the evaluation of all new therapeutic approaches and pharmacological interventions for CNV, while her achievements have included describing occult CNV and identifying the reticular pseudo drusen and chorioretinal anastomosis.

GisèleSoubrane has served as General Secretary of the French Society of Ophthalmology, General Secretary and President of the European Board of Ophthalmology, and President and honorary member of the European Societies for Vision and Eye Research. She has been a Board member of EURETINA since its foundation, and has been elected to the European Academia. Her work has been recognised by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and she has also been elected as the International Board Member of the Macula Society.

She holds advisory positions on several national and international ophthalmology journals and nominating committees. GisèleSoubrane has received a doctorate “honoris causa” from the University of Ulm, the Herman Wacker Prize from the Club Jules Gonin, the JuniusKuhnt Medal from the University of Bonn, and recently the Jules François Medal from the the International Council of Ophthalmology. Her outstanding contributions have also been recognised by the French state with the award of the “Légiond’Honneur”.

Dr Ronald Yeoh

Dr Ronald Yeoh is Medical Director, Founding Partner & Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Eye & Retina Surgeons, Camden Medical Centre.

Dr Yeoh provides expertise in cataract and retinal surgery. His main areas of interest are in the latest developments in standard and advanced cataract surgery, the use of ultrasound or femtosecond laser technology and the latest advanced technology intraocular lens implants. He is also a dedicated educator of the next generation of eye surgeons in Singapore and the region.

Dr Yeoh was involved in the development of small incision cataract surgery (Phaco) in Singapore and the Asia Pacific when phaco first started in Singapore in the early 90s. Today he runs instruction courses on femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and makes educational films which have garnered numerous awards at film festival competitions in Asia, USA and Europe. Indeed in 2015, his educational film entitled ‘Femtophaco Follies’ won awards at all these three major cataract and refractive surgery meetings.

Prof Yeo Yew San Ian

Assoc Prof Ian Yeo is the Academic Vice Chair (Education) of the Ophthalmology Academic Clinical Programme and the Deputy Medical Director (Education) at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). He is the Head and Senior Consultant of the Medical Retina Service, and Senior Consultant with the Surgical Retina Service, Vitreoretinal Department. He is involved in both postgraduate as well as undergraduate teaching in the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is an Adjunct Senior Scientist with the Singapore Eye Research Institute. His area of clinical interest is in medical and surgical retina. In the area of education, his focus is on the role of simulators for clinical training. His other area of research includes serosanguineous maculopathy, namely polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. He is the Principal Investigator in the mesoblast trial using stem cells for patients with wet age-related maculopathy.