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Marie-José Tassignon

Scientifc 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


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • European Association of Vision and Eye Research (EVER)
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Further Activities

  • Past-President and currently Board Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
  • Vice-President of the European Academy of Ophthalmology (EAO)
  • Treasurer of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)
  • Past-President and currently Chair of the European Network of Education for Trainees (ENET) of the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO)
  • Programme chair of the cataract section of the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE)
Marie-José Tassignon
Marie-José Tassignon

Research Group

Department of Ophthalmolgy

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Antwerp University Hospital

Department of Ophthalmology

Wilrijkstraat 10
2650 Edegem

Phone: +32 3 821 33 77
Fax: +32 3 825 19 26



Key Publications

  1. Tassignon MJ, Gobin L, Mathysen D, Van Looveren J (accepted 2010).
    Clinical results after spherotoric bag-in-the-lens (BIL) implantation.
    J Cataract Refract Surg.
  2. Werner L, Tassignon MJ, Zaugg BE, De Groot V, Rozema JJ (2010). 
    Clinical and histopathological evaluation of six human eyes implanted with the bag-in-the-lens. 
    Ophthalmol. 117 (1), 55-62
  3. Rozema JJ, Coeckelbergh T, Van den Berg TJ, Trau R, Duchateau N, Lemmens S, Tassignon MJ (2010). 
    Straylight before and after LASEK in myopia: changes in retinal straylight. 
    Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 51 (5), 2800-2804
  4. Rozema JJ, Van den Berg TJ, Tassignon MJ (2010). 
    Retinal straylight as a function of age and ocular biometry in healthy eyes. 
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 51 (5), 2795-2799
  5. Zakaria N, Koppen C, Van Tendeloo V, Berneman Z, Hopkinson A, Tassignon MJ (2009). 
    Standardized limbal epithelial stem cell graft generation and transplantation. 
    Tissue Engineering Part C Methods. 16 (5), 921-927
  6. Rozema JJ, Gobin L, Verbruggen K, Tassignon MJ (2009). 
    Changes in rotation after implantation of a bag-in-the-lens intraocular lens. 
    J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 35 (8), 1385-1388
  7. De Keyzer K, Leysen I, Timmermans JP, Tassignon MJ (2008). 
    Lens epithelial cells in an in vitro capsular bag model: lens-in-the-bag versus bag-in-the-lens technique. 
    J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 34 (4), 687-695
  8. Verbruggen KHM, Rozema JJ, Gobin L, Coeckelbergh T, De Groot V, Tassignon MJ (2007). 
    IOL centration and visual outcome after bag-in-the-lens implantation.
    J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 33 (7), 1267-1272
  9. Tassignon MJ, De Veuster I, Godts D, Kosec D, Van den Dooren K, Gobin L (2007). 
    The bag-in-the-lens implantation in the pediatric eye. 
    J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 33 (4), 611-617
  10. Leysen I, Coeckelbergh T, Gobin L, Smet H, Daniel Y, De Groot V, Tassignon MJ (2006). 
    Cumulative Nd:YAG laser rate after bag-in-the-lens compared to lens-in-the-bag implantation. 
    J. Cataract Refract. Surg. 32 (12), 2085-2090

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