1971-1977 : Medical studies. Toulouse University
1977-1983 : Internship (Residency) in Toulouse Hospital
1983 : Doctorate in Medecine (M.D.)
1983-1987 : University assistant
1987-1992 : Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
1992 : Doctorate in Sciences (Ph.D.)
1992 : Professor of Ophthalmology 2éme classe
2002 : Professor of Ophthalmology 1ére classe

Other professional services

  • Director of équipe de recherche « physiopathologie des tuniques oculaires » with in “INSERM U 563” since 2002, renewed in 2006
  • Director of centre de chirurgie expérimentale CHU Toulouse since 2000
  • CoDirector of centre national de référence maladie rare « kératocône »
  • Member of commission 8 de l’INSERM since 2002
  • Member of Conseil Scientifique de l’Association Retina France since 1995
  • Member of Conseil Scientifique de la Bourse Berthe Fouassier (Fondation de France) since 2002
  • Member of Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation de l’Avenir since 2005
  • Member of Comité de Pilotage du PNR Vision (INSERM) since 2005
  • Member of jury de la bourse de la recherche de la Société Française d’Ophtalmologie since 2001
  • Member of Research Board de l’ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) since 2004

Research expertise and interests

  • Cornea : keratoconus, cornea surgery, refractive surgery
  • Lens : Cataract surgery, intra-ocular lens
  • Biology of the anterior segment of the eye and myopia
  • Molecular biology, genetics and gene therapy in ophthalmology

Honors

  • Prix national de la Fondation Jean Dalloz (December 2005)
  • Research price of ESCRS September 2006

Membership of scientific societies

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • Association for Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Member of editorial boards

  • Journal Français d’Ophtalmologie
  • Visions Internationales
  • Réalités Ophtalmologiques
  • Réflexions Ophtalmologiques

Reviewer for:

  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
  • Ophthalmology

Scientific production
85 scientific articles, 55 in peer reviewed journals and 16 book chapters. 30 international invited lectures