Viewpoint Clinical Conference
Oslo and Bergen, Norway

Alexander S. Thrane

Consultant cataract and refractive surgeon, private practice with Volvat-ORBITA Eye Clinic and Memira Eyecenter

Oslo and Bergen, Norway

Biography

Alexander S. Thrane is a consultant ophthalmologist working primarily in private practice in Oslo and Bergen. His main focus is cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. Alexander has previously worked at Haukeland and Oslo University Hospitals. He’s a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) and has a postgraduate degree in refractive surgery from Ulster University, Ireland.

Alexander has also worked as a researcher at the Universities of Oslo, Copenhagen and Rochester (United States). Some of his research and doctoral work in the USA and Oslo was focused on cutting-edge optical imaging and neurophysiology (read more). A few years ago, Alexander and some fellow ophthalmologists discovered a new system for fluid drainage from the retina through the optic nerve, with potentially important implications for future diagnostics and treatment of e.g. glaucoma (here’s an interesting lecture about it).

Alexander is most passionate about delivering the best possible care for his patients and reducing the burden of sight-threatening diseases worldwide. He believes strongly in the free flow of teaching and know-how within the wider community of visual science professionals.

On a more personal note, Alexander is married to fellow ophthalmologist Vinita Rangroo Thrane. They live together with their three children in Bergen, Norway.

Biography

Alexander S. Thrane is a consultant ophthalmologist working primarily in private practice in Oslo and Bergen. His main focus is cataract, refractive and glaucoma surgery. Alexander has previously worked at Haukeland and Oslo University Hospitals. He’s a Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO) and has a postgraduate degree in refractive surgery from Ulster University, Ireland.

Alexander has also worked as a researcher at the Universities of Oslo, Copenhagen and Rochester (United States). Some of his research and doctoral work in the USA and Oslo was focused on cutting-edge optical imaging and neurophysiology (read more). A few years ago, Alexander and some fellow ophthalmologists discovered a new system for fluid drainage from the retina through the optic nerve, with potentially important implications for future diagnostics and treatment of e.g. glaucoma (here’s an interesting lecture about it).

Alexander is most passionate about delivering the best possible care for his patients and reducing the burden of sight-threatening diseases worldwide. He believes strongly in the free flow of teaching and know-how within the wider community of visual science professionals.

On a more personal note, Alexander is married to fellow ophthalmologist Vinita Rangroo Thrane. They live together with their three children in Bergen, Norway.