Professor of ophthalmology and Director of Shandong Eye Institute, Qingdao, China
Xin Xie, MD, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, serves as professor of ophthalmology and director of Shandong Eye Institute (Qingdao, China). Prof. Xie is engaged in the basic research and clinical work of cornea and cataract. As a leader in the field of cornea in China, he brought forward the theory of different fungal species showing horizontal or vertical growth patterns in corneas and pushed lamellar keratoplasty to treat fungal keratitis. He also developed intraocular cyclosporine A delivery system, with independent intellectual property rights in China, for prevention of immune rejection after keratoplasty. Moreover, he was among the early ones who introduced cataract phacoemulsification to China. Prof. Xie has not only won 16 provincial and national Prizes for Progress in Science and Technology, but also published three authored books, 28 compiled or translated books, and 495 papers. Furthermore, he is doctoral program supervisor of Peking University, Zhejiang University, Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Qingdao University. Among his honors are the Golden Key Award of Chinese-American Ophthalmological Society (2004), Outstanding Achievement Award of Chinese Ophthalmological Society (2006), American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Achievement Award (2008), and Arthur Lim Award of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (2009).
Cornea and Cataract