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William Link

The Power List 2016


William Link

Managing Director of Versant Ventures

A mechanical engineer by training, Link is one of the biggest names in the eyecare business. Founder of both Chiron Vision and American Medical Optics, Bill served as President of American Medical Optics, and later on the Board of its successor company, Advanced Medical Optics. Bill was a partner at Brentwood Venture Capital, where he invested in a number of companies including eyeonics, Genyx, IntraLase, Intra Therapeutics, and OraMetrix. Now MD of Versant Ventures, his investments include: AcuFocus, Cameron Health, ForSight, Glaukos, Inogen, LenSx, Neurotech, Oculeve, Rox Medical, Second Sight, and Wavetec. 


Part of the Power List 2016

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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