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Jean-Philippe Colliac MD PhD 


Academic degrees

Dr. Colliac graduated in Medicine at the University of Paris, France, in 1986. He completed his residency and his fellowship at the Centre Hospitalier National d’Ophtalmologie des Quinze-Vingts in Paris. He was qualified as a Specialist in Ophthalmology in 1988. In 1997, he defended a thesis of Doctorate in Optics (equivalent to PhD) at the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse, France.

Scientific Interest

He performed the first PRK at the CHNO des 15-20 of Paris in 1991. The field of his research was the study of the optics of the eye in using matrix calculation. He is the author of the Colliac formula for IOL power calculation and he created algorithms used in excimer lasers for PRK and LASIK surgery.

In 1999 he was appointed by Prof. Paul Lichter (past-President of the AAO) as Adjunct Research Investigator in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. He worked at the University of Michigan on the Femtosecond laser project with Prof. Gérard Mourou, Director of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) (and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics), to develop the use of the femtosecond laser for eye surgery. Dr Colliac was the first to introduce femtosecond laser eye surgery in Europe.


Clinical practice

In 1992, he began private practice in Paris where he mainly performed general ophthalmology, cataract and refractive surgery. From 2000-2004, he has been on the team of Dr. Emanuel Rosen (co-founder and past President of ESCRS), to perform refractive surgery in the UK. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Swiss Visio Group and is now working part-time at the Providence Hospital of Neuchâtel, Switzerland performing refractive surgery.


Medical Society Affiliations

Ordre des Médecins, France: Ophthalmologist Specialist, No 75 / 48728

General Medical Council, United Kingdom: Ophthalmologist Specialist, No 4760038

FMH, Switzerland: Specialist in Ophthalmology and in Ophthalmic-Surgery, GLN 7601000863614

Member of the Société Française d'Ophtalmologie

Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Member of the IOL Power Club

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