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Jorge Alió

The Power List 2016


Jorge Alió

Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, University of Alicante, and Medical Director of Vissum Corporation

A leading authority in refractive surgery (although originally a vitreoretinal surgeon), Jorge Alió is at the forefront of much of the research in this field. He is the medical director of Vissum, Europe’s largest eye institute and research facility, an ESCRS board member and co-founder (with his wife) of an eponymous foundation dedicated to blindness prevention both in Spain and internationally, including building an eye hospital in Mauritania. Alió has received many international awards for his clinical and research work in ocular neovascularization and inflammation, preventative ophthalmology, refractive surgery and anterior segment surgery.  He ascribes much of his success to his mentors over the years – Steve Trokel, Dick Lindstrom, George Waring, among many greats – and notes that he’s “the last disciple of Charlie Kelman”. Alió also runs an art competition for Spanish artists whose work relates to vision, and the project is now being extended globally.


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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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