Medical Advisory Board
Theo Seiler, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical Director, IROC, Institute for Refractive and Ophthalmic Surgery, Zurich, Switzerland
Theo Seiler is a german physicist and ophthalmic surgeon.
Besides his role as a pioneer in refractive laser surgery, Seiler and Eberhard Spoerl are considered the “fathers” of corneal cross-linking. They published their initial description “Increased rigidity of the cornea caused by intrastromal cross-linking” in the german journal Der Ophthalmologe in 1997. Their ground breaking work was performed in the late 1990s at the University of Dresden, Germany, where Prof. Seiler was Chairman, and represents the foundation of what would later become the global standard of care in keratoconus.
Prof. Seiler has received numerous distinctions and awards, including introduction into the ASCRS Hall of Fame. Also, in 2014, his peers elected Theo Seiler as number 1 onto the Power List, a list of the most influential personalities in ophthalmology.
Eberhard Spoerl, PhD
University of Dresden, Germany
Eberhard Spoerl is a german physicist and Associate Professor working at the Dept. of Ophthalmology of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
Spoerl, together with Theo Seiler, are considered the “fathers” of corneal cross-linking. They published their initial description “Increased rigidity of the cornea caused by intrastromal cross-linking” in the german journal Der Ophthalmologe in 1997. Their ground breaking work was performed in the late 1990s at the University of Dresden, Germany and represents the foundation of what would later become the global standard of care in keratoconus.
Since 1997, Prof. Spoerl has published more than 40 papers on corneal cross-linking and is respected as a leading authority in the field. Prof. Spoerls research interest includes biomechanics of the cornea and glaucoma, cross-linking of collagen tissues, influence of hormones on the biomechanics of the cornea, sclera and optic nerve head.
Frederik Raiskup, MD, PhD, FEBO
Professor of Ophthalmology
Senior Consultant Cornea, Ocular Surface and Refractive Surgery Unit
Dept. of Ophthalmology, C.G.Carus University Hospital Dresden
Frederik Raiskup is a german ophthalmic surgeon and researcher, working at the Dept. of Ophthalmology of the University of Dresden, Germany. Prof. Raiskup has been working in the field of corneal cross-linking since 2006. He has published more than a dozen scientific publications on cross-linking, including the long-term follow-up studies of the initial phase 2 Dresden study.
Prof. Raiskup is recognized as an international KOL (key opinion leader) in the field.
J. Bradley Randleman, MD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Director, Cornea, External Disease, & Refractive Surgery
USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
J. Bradley Randleman is recognized as a leading expert in cornea and refractive laser surgery. His particular research interest focuses on clinical implications of altered corneal biomechanics: he authored several publications that describe risk scores for the development of ectasia after refractive laser surgery, and that are nowadays used as standards in the field.
Prof. Randleman is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and co-editor of the textbook “Corneal Cross-Linking” (Slack Inc., Thorofare, NJ).