Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD, has been the head of the Anterior and Refractive Surgery Department of the Rothschild Foundation, Paris, since 2007. His research is mainly focused on IOL optical design, mathematical modelling of laser refractive surgical procedures, astigmatism correction, and the detection of subclinical keratoconus.
He owns several patents, including the first diffractive trifocal IOL design (e.g. FineVision IOL). Dr Gatinel is a board member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and of the Research Committee of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS).
He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He has received 20 international awards, published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited three books.