Einar Stefánsson


Oculus animi index: the eye is window to the central nervous and vascular systems

Central nervous system tissue and vasculature can uniquely be visualized and imaged with visible light in the fundus of the eye. Spectrophotometric and structural analysis of the fundus measures metabolic features of CNS and systemic vasculature. Clinical applications will include diseases of eye, brain, cardiovascular system and body as a whole.

Einar Stefánsson has MD from University of Iceland and a PhD degree in physiology from Duke University in 1981 followed by a residency at Duke. He was a visiting scientist at the National Eye Institute, NIH and assistant professor at Duke University. Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Iceland since 1988.

Einar is a vitreoretinal surgeon. His research interests include:
1. Oxygen physiology of the eye in diabetic and other ischemic retinopathies and glaucoma; the development of non-invasive retinal oximetry. See www.oxymap.com 2. Prevention of diabetic blindness through screening, information technology and a public health approach. See www.risk.is and www.retinarisk.com
3. Ocular drug delivery to the posterior segment of the eye, with nanoparticle eye drops, are effective for diabetic macular edema. See www.oculis.com

227 peer reviewed international publications listed on PubMed (www.pubmed.org), and 400 listed on Web of Science. His h-index is 49 on Web of Science and 62 on Google Scholar, http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OMnbve4AAAAJ&hl=en which is among the highest in eye research in Europe.

He is chief editor of Acta Ophthalmologica since 2005.
Selected honours: Order of Falcon 2007, Ása Wright Award and Jules Gonin lecture and award in 2008, Mooney Medal of the Irish Society of Ophthalmology 2012, Bjerrum medal of the Danish Ophthalmological society 2014, Acta Ophthalmologica gold medal at the Nordic Ophthalmology meeting in 2016.


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