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Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, MD, PhD

Netherlands

Dr. Lapid is a cataract, cornea, and refractive surgeon at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers in Dr. Lapid is a cataract, cornea, and refractive surgeon at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam) as well as in private practice (www.retina.nl). She graduated from the Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, winning an award for her MD thesis.

Dr. Lapid did her residency in ophthalmology at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beer Sheba. A fellowship in cornea and external diseases with Prof. Rootman and Prof. Slomovic at the University of Toronto in Canada. Dr. Lapid obtained her PhD-degree in “visual quality improvements in refractive surgery” at the University of Amsterdam. In 2018 she was granted membership at the International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC). She is a member of the Board of the Netherlands’ Intra Ocular Implant Club since 2013.

Dr. Ruth Lapid is an expert in multifocal IOL implantation (thousands done), complicated cataract surgery and cornea surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, and refractive surgery. She is active in academic research in cataract and refractive surgery outcome studies and straylight studies in refractive surgery. Further she is involved in experimental cornea surgery, such as the first in human study with the EndoArt artificial corneal endothelium, and principal investigator for the coming study of the CorNeat KPro, an artificial cornea. In addition, Dr. Lapid acts as an ophthalmic device development expert with the ophthalmic device industries and start-ups. Ruth Lapid is a member of the academic staff and teaches medical students, residents, fellows, and PhD students at the department of Ophthalmology at the Amsterdam UMC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.