Gregorius P.M. Luyten

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, The Netherlands

Gregorius P.M. Luyten received his medical degree in 1986 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and did his experimental research on uveal melanoma at the Department Of Cell Biology and Genetics. In 1996, he received his Ph.D. degree in the subject “Primary and metastatic uveal melanoma.” After finishing his residency in ophthalmology at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Rotterdam, he became a Medical Staff Member of the Department of Ophthalmology, the Erasmus University Rotterdam. His clinical and scientific work focuses on ocular oncology and refractive surgery. He was involved in the organization of the department and played an active role in the Dutch Ophthalmological Society, as President of the Dutch Refractive Surgery Society and Founder of the Dutch Guidelines on Refractive Surgery. He set up a national system for quality control for refractive surgery. In 2006, he was appointed as Professor of ophthalmology at the Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, and became the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Leiden University Medical Center. The scientific work on uveal melanoma was reinforced working as one team with Dr. Martine Jager, while Luyten leads the clinical oncology team as well. Through collaboration with basic and clinical scientists, they strongly hope to give the patients better treatment options, survival, and future. International collaboration is essential for obtaining better results, and the OOG is essential in obtaining good guidelines and to develop trials for metastatic disease.

Biography Updated on 2 September 2012

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