Recognized around the world as a foremost authority on glaucoma, George L. Spaeth, MD is the Louis J. Esposito Research Professor at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Spaeth has received countless awards and honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has authored more than 360 articles in peer reviewed journals, hundreds of commentaries, more than 100 book chapters, 200 editorials, and 18 books. He serves on the editorial boards of six journals. He is the author of the surgical text, Ophthalmic Surgery, 4th Edition, which is used around the world.
Fellows trained by Dr. Spaeth currently work in 34 countries on six continents, and include the current or past presidents of the American Glaucoma Society, the European Glaucoma Society, the Chinese Glaucoma Society, the Pan-Arab-African Glaucoma Society, and the Christian Medical College in Lahore, India. Dr. Spaeth was founding member and the first President of the American Glaucoma Society. He was the founder and is current president of the Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness and served as the chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.