The Network of Excellence in Corneal Regeneration

Marie−José Tassignon, MD, PhD

Full Professor at the University of Antwerp

Medical Director of the Antwerp University Hospital




Medical studies at Free University Brussels

Medical doctor


Scholarship at the Brussels Hospital Network



Trainee in Ophthalmology at University Hospital

Spec. Ophthalmology


PhD student at Rijksuniversiteit Leiden




Board members:

Board member scientific, educational and medical societies on both national (BOG, BOG-SBO, BSCRS, Foundation Jules François, BVVB-OBPC, FRO, Société Belge de Laser Médicale, Collegium ophthalmologicum Belgicum, RIZIV, National Council of Hospitals) and international level (IUSG Eye Foundation, ESCRS, ELA, EURETINA, EUCORNEA, AOI, EAO, EBO).


Research interest:

  • Achieving perfect vision after cataract extraction by introducing a new surgical technique allowing surgeon-controlled centration, a new generation of intraocular lens implantation
  • Population large database of the quality of vision that can be used to benchmark quality of vision after IOL implantation
  • To restore corneal transparency by studying the parameters causing disruption of the corneal integrity



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University of Antwerp // Antwerp University Hospital
Antwerp University Hospital
Department of Ophthalmology
Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem




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The NExCR is managed by the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
Action BM1302 "Joining Forces in Corneal Regeneration Research" 2014-2017.