Dr Stephen Klyce is a renowned basic scientist specialising in corneal physiology, topography and refractive surgery. He received his PHD in Physiology (vision research) from Yale University before going on to continue his professional research career in Ophthalmology at Stanford University. Dr Klyce became a Professor of Ophthalmology and Anatomy/Cell Biology on the faculty of LSU (Louisiana State University) School of Medicine in New Orleans and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University, continuing his research in corneal physiology and developing refractive surgical and related diagnostic procedures. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr Klyce serves as a consultant and board member to a number of industries in ophthalmology. He is the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) ANSI representative, an expert for the International Organisation for Standardisation, ISO/TC172 Optics and Optical Instruments, SC7, and chairs the ASCRS Telemedicine Task Force Committee.
During the span of his career, Dr Klyce has received a number of prestigious awards and scientific honours for his work, including major awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology – the Whitney Sampson Lecture, the Casebeer Lecture Award, and the Barraquer Award – as well as The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Innovator Award.
He has become a distinguished member of the ophthalmology academia, having authored nearly 250 peer reviewed scientific publications and book chapters, and he also serves on the Editorial Board for a number of scientific and clinical journals.
Dr Klyce has spent a great deal of his professional career focusing on the importance of research in the areas of corneal physiology, topography and refractive surgery. These studies have led to him participating in the development and commercialisation of a number of pioneering ophthalmic devices (hardware, software and optics) including diagnostic instruments and refractive surgery lasers which has further improved patient treatments and outcomes.