Francis PRICE (USA)

Dr. Price graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School, where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. He completed a prestigious fellowship in corneal and external eye disease at Tulane University.

Dr. Price has earned national and international recognition for his research and contributions in the field of ophthalmology. In the past 10 years, more than 700 corneal surgeons from more than 30 countries have attended Dr. Price's surgical training classes in Indianapolis. In addition, Dr. Price is regularly requested to present talks at eye meetings around the world. He has been a principal investigator in more than 100 clinical research studies and has conducted his own studies on ophthalmic medications and devices, such as Excimer lasers, as well as surgical procedures including LASIK and cornea transplants. He played a key role in the research that led to the approval of LASIK in the United States. He is also a teacher, lecturer and inventor, holding U.S. patents for special devices used in ophthalmic surgery.

Dr. Price has published more than 160 ophthalmic articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored several cornea textbooks. His articles are among the most highly cited in the field of ophthalmology, as evidenced by his high "impact factor" which tracks the number of times that articles are cited.