2022 31st Annual Richard C. Troutman MD DSC (HON) Prize:Fang Jun Bao, MD

Dr. Fang Jun Bao received his Bachelor of Clinical Medicine degree from Zhejiang University in 2004 and graduated with a PhD in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Wenzhou Medical University in 2015. Dr. Bao has been engaged in ophthalmology and optometry for a long time, especially in correcting refractive error through SMILE, femtosecond LASIK, transepithelial PRK, implantable collamer lenses, and other areas. He is an expert in keratoconus diagnosis and treatment (including corneal crosslinking).

Dr. Bao was employed as an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool from 2015 to 2018. He was selected for the 551 Talents Project of Wenzhou in 2016, received an ARVO Travel Grant Award in 2017, and was selected as a High-Level Professional in Health Care of Zhejiang in 2020. He was supported by the Rising Stars Talent Cultivation Program for Future Vision Care Leadership and the Yucai Project of Zhejiang Association for Science and Technology.

Dr. Bao’s research interests include the investigation of keratoconus in terms of imaging and corneal biomechanical properties, the accurate measurement of IOP through correcting corneal stiffness, assessment of the effects of regional variation of corneal constitutive parameters in keratoconus before and after corneal collagen crosslinking therapy, the establishment and verification of predicting tools for corneal refractive surgery considering ocular biomechanical properties, and quantification of deterioration in corneal biomechanics with the use of prostaglandin F2α analogues. He has accomplished more than 10 projects, including 2 projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 40 papers in SCI journals as the main author.