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Anat Loewenstein, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Sidney Fox Chair of Ophthalmology at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at the Tel Aviv University. Dr. Loewenstein is involved in the development of multiple innovative efforts, including the development of novel technology for the early detection of macular degeneration, the development of automated technology for detection of retinal disease activity, and the development of augmented virtual reality to replace the operating microscope. She serves as the Editor of the Journal Case Reports in Ophthalmology, and has published more than 350 papers as well as multiple ophthalmic textbook chapters.
Prof. dr. Marc D. de Smet, MDCM, PhD, FRCSC, FRCOphth, DABO, FMH, is the Founder and head of MicroInvasive Ocular Surgery Center (MIOS) sa, Lausanne, Switzerland, and CMO – Preceyes bv, an ophthalmic robotics company. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 articles in peer reviewed international journals, 30 chapters or book chapters, and more than 50 non-peer reviewed articles. He has given more than 500 invited lectures at meetings or named lectures.He also discovered new treatments such as the use of methotrexate for the treatment of ocular lymphoma or ocriplasmin in vitreomacular traction.