C. Andrés Benatti
Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Associate Professor and Director of Teaching and Research at Clinica de Ojos Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina
Benatti is a cornea and refractive surgeon with extensive experience of LASIK, corneal transplantation and managing patients with keratoconus – and yet is aged only 31 years. In 2015, he was identified by the Argentinian Council of Ophthalmology as one of the “prominent young ophthalmologists of Argentina” and earlier this year was featured as “surgeon of the month” by the International Society of Refractive Surgery – one of the youngest surgeons ever to have this honor.
He is a co-founder of the international corneal ectasia study group, Apectasias, and OftalmoUniversity.com, the first Latin-American web platform for ophthalmologists that offers news and online ophthalmology educational courses. A former International Fellow at UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute, he is also a section editor for the AAO’s EyeWiki, and actively participates in different ophthalmology societies and educational platforms such as Cornea Society, AAO, ISRS, and CAO.
Benatti dedicates a lot of his time to philanthropic work. He regularly works with the Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera (APEC) en México, the largest eye hospital in Mexico City, and one that’s dedicated to treating patients with low incomes – an institute he previously trained at. Benatti also supports, as an external advisor, the Ojos para mi país Foundation, a Mexican organization that aims to prevent blindness in the countryside, and is soon going to launch a non-profit organization, the Argentinian Foundation Against Blindness.