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Rudy Nuijts, MMA


Prof. Nuijts is a Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice-Chairman and Director of the Cornea Clinic and the Center for Refractive Surgery at the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC), the Netherlands.

Prof. Nuijts was a research fellow at Emory Eye Center, Atlanta (Head Prof. H.F. Edelhauser) in 1989 and 1993 where he pioneered the etiology of toxic endothelial cell destruction after cataract surgery (now called TASS, Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome) and initiated research into sustained transscleral drug delivery.

His research interests are in the field of corneal surgery and innovations in cataract and refractive surgery. He has authored more than 200 publications, (co)promotor of 24 PhD students and gave more than 300 invited lectures, including the Ridley Medal lecture at the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) meeting in Vienna 2018.

He is Chairman of the Netherlands IntraOcular Implant Society (NIOIC), treasurer of the Dutch Corneal Society, board member of EuCornea (European Society of Cornea and Ocular Disease Specialists), and President of the ESCRS where he also serves as a chairman of the Corneal Committee.

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