Prof. Laurent Kodjikian

Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair (University of Lyon) and Associate Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology (Croix-Rousse University Hospital), France

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Laurent Kodjikian is Professor of Ophthalmology (first class) and Chair of the University of Lyon, France, and Associate Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Croix-Rousse University Hospital in Lyon.


Since 2005, Professor Kodjikian has been on the boards of the National Security Agency for Medicines and Health Products, and the French National Authority for Health. He has also been an expert on clinical research projects in university hospitals for the French Health Minister and an administrator of the French Society of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of numerous scientific societies (ARVO, AAO, EURETINA, the Club Jules Gonin, and the French Society of Ophthalmology).


Professor Kodjikian has contributed to more than 170 publications in the ophthalmic literature and is the author or co-author of 8 books. He is a reviewer for 31 journals and currently belongs to the editorial board of the Journal of Ophthalmology, the International Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical Research, and Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie.


Professor Kodjikian’s research focus is on medical and surgical retina (especially AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and RVO) and in infections and inflammations (uveitis). He was the principal coordinator of the national GEFAL study and has been involved in more than 40 clinical trials, examining novel therapies for AMD and diabetic retinopathy.