2012 Kritzinger Memorial Award: Dr. Dan Reinstein

Dan Reinstein, MD, is an American born, British-, American- and Canadian-educated refractive surgeon. After graduating from the Cambridge University School of Medicine in 1989, he spent several years at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York as a Bioengineering Fellow, developing very high-frequency (VHF) digital ultrasound technology (Artemis) for studying the microanatomical structure of the cornea in vivo, with the ultimate goal of applying this to study and improve excimer corneal and phakic intraocular refractive surgery.

The Artemis has led to many discoveries and developments in refractive surgery since 1992, with over 80 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters and 500 presentations and lectures. Prof. Reinstein established the London Vision Clinic in 2002 as a private, academic refractive surgery practice. He has been the lead refractive surgery consultant to Carl Zeiss Meditec for over 10 years, developing many of their tools for improving excimer technology, including Laser Blended Vision, safely extending the range of corneal refractive surgery and all femtosecond corneal refractive surgery (ReLEx).

Linked to the diagnostic capabilities of the Artemis technology, he devotes much of his clinical time to therapeutic corneal refractive problem solving, including algorithms for stromal surface topography-guided therapeutic ablation.