Professor Harminder S. Dua has joined our scientific advisory board in June 2020. He is an internationally renowned ophthalmologist who will be supporting us on eye and corneal projects.
Professor Dua is the Chair and Professor of ophthalmology and the head of division of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the University of Nottingham. He obtained his medical degree from the Government Medical College and Hospital in Nagpur and prior to his current position, he was an associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
His significant contribution in this field has gained him over 125 international accolades and over seventeen thousand total citations throughout his career. He has made several surgical innovations including Fine Needle Diathermy (FND) occlusion of corneal vessels, Sequential Sector Conjunctival Epitheliectomy (SSCE) and Alcohol Delamination in management of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome. His discovery of the pre-Descemet’s layer (Dua’s layer) as a definite part of the surgical corneal anatomy has improved posterior lamellar corneal surgery.
He is also currently serving as Editor in chief of the Journal of EuCornea, Board member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, Civilian consultant adviser to the Royal Air Force and President of The European association for vision and eye research Foundation (EVERf, re-appointed 2017).