2022 Lans Distinguished Award: Edward E. Manche, MD

Dr. Edward Manche is professor of ophthalmology and division chief of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed residency training at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, where he served as chief resident. He completed a two-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.

Dr. Manche is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received its Achievement Award in 2003 and its Senior Achievement Award in 2014. He was elected to active membership in the American Ophthalmological Society in 2011 and is recognized in Best Doctors in America, Guide to America’s Top Physicians, and Top Doctors in Silicon Valley. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Ophthalmology, and Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Manche has performed over 50,000 laser vision correction procedures. He lectures widely on topics in cornea and refractive surgery and has published over 135 peer-reviewed articles and 30 book chapters.

He has been a principal investigator for twenty-five FDA clinical trials, including wavefront-guided LASIK, phakic IOLs, and SMILE surgery.