EHUD I. ASSIA, MD

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Ehud Assia, graduated the Sackler School of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University in 1980 (Magna Cum Laude) and has a Master degree in Ophthalmology (Summa Cum Laude, 1989). He did his residency in Ophthalmology at the Goldschleger Eye Institute at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer and completed 2-year fellowship at the Center for Intraocular Lens Research (David J. Apple, MD) at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA. In 1994 he became the Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba. Dr Assia is Full Professor at the Tel-Aviv University; and was the Director of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Sackler School of Medicine between 1998-2002. He founded the Laboratory for Intraocular Microsurgery and Implants at the Goldschleger Eye Research Institute and later founded the Laboratory of Experimental Microsurgery at the Meir Medial Center. His main interest is lens pathophysiology, anterior segment surgery and intraocular implants. He published 128 peer-reviewed papers in the leading professional journals and additional 35 publications and 21 chapters in books and he is a co-editor of two books. For 22 years he served as the Chief Editor of the Israeli Journal of Eye Update. He is the organizer of the Annual Conference of Ocular Microsurgery, the biggest meeting in ophthalmology in Israel. Prof Assia is also the Medical Director of the Ein Tal Eye Center.