Jay L. Federman, MD
Dr Jay L. Federman is an ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases of the retina of the eye with an emphasis in low vison where he is currently developing an electron chip implanted in the eye to restore useful vision to individuals with loss of sight due to trauma or other conditions of the eye. In addition, is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals using telemedicine as a practical method to transmit data for analysis over long distances. Dr. Federman is a co-inventor of several instruments used in ophthalmic surgery and is listed as an inventor on several patents related to ophthalmic surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, American Ophthalmological Society, Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Club Jules Gonin, Macula Society, and the Retina and Vitreous Societies. He has been listed as one of the Top Retina Doctors in the Philadelphia Magazine since the inception of the survey as well as in the Best Doctors in America.

Larry A. Donoso, MD, PhD,

Dr. Larry Donoso holds degrees in Chemistry (B.S.), Experimental Biology (M.S.), Biochemistry/Biology (Ph.D.), Medicine (M.D.), Law (J.D.), and Business (M.B.A.). In addition to an Ophthalmology Residency and a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease, he was named the first Thomas D. Duane, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical College. In 1997, Dr. Donoso was honored by the Queens Medical Center at the University of Nottingham, one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious academic medical centers, with the establishment of the Larry A. Donoso Laboratory for Eye Research. He is the first American to be honored in such a way by the Queens Medical Center. He was cited in the First Session of the U.S. Congress in 1997, and remains a permanent part of the Congressional Record. Dr Donoso was recently named as an honorary member of the Finnish Eye Research Association and an honorary life delegate of the Nottingham Eye Symposium, only the second person so honored. The symposia is organized by Harminder Dua, MD, PhD a former PREF research fellow.




Albert Einstein was a visual learner one of only two scientists to achieve a scientific triology - the publication of three scientific papers within one year which forever changed the world. This remarkable accomplishment, in part, included explanations for the photoelectric effect (for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize), the special theory of relativity, and the mass energy equation which is familiar to most of us (E=mc2). The only other scientist to achieve such a feat was Sir Isaac Newton in describing the laws of motion, gravity and the creation of calculus around 1650. Perhaps the two greatest scientists in the history of the world.




The Philadelphia Retina Endowment Fund (PREF) is classified as a medical research foundation and is located within the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia was the first eye hospital in the United States. James Wills, a local merchant, through a bequest founded the hospital in 1832. It is overseen by the Board of Directors of City Trusts and is consistently ranked among the top Eye Hospitals in the United States. Research at PREF is performed within the Henry and Corinne Bower Laboratory.

Dean Nakamura, JD
Dean H. Nakamura is private practice related to Intellectual Property He concentrates his efforts in patent law related to chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech and nanotech arts. Before practicing law, he served as the director of a Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, was a scientist with an agricultural biotech company and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He has lectured on emerging companies, biotechnology and nanotechnology topics at Cornell University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Johns Hopkins University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Howard University Graduate School; and various trade organizations.

Oppy the Ophthalmosaurs
Oppy, an honorary member of the Board of Directors, was the first dinosaur to be so honored. Oppy has extensive experience in this regard as served in some capacity related to vision for approximately 1,500,000 years.