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Florian Kretz

The Power List 2017

Florian Kretz

Chief Executive Officer & Lead Surgeon at Eyeclinics Ahaus-Greven-Raesfeld-Rheine; Consultant and Research Coordinator of the International Vision Correction Research Centre Network (, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Kretz is a cataract and refractive surgeon who also has subspecialties in glaucoma and medical retina. He is well-known as a speaker at the large international congresses, describing the results of the latest premium IOLs and patient assessment methods that best match the patient with the right IOL for them. He is also the CEO of Eyedoctors for the world (“Augenärzte für die Welt”), a non-profit NGO that supports eyecare around the globe and has recently developed and established an eye clinic in Kasana, Uganda. Their next project is a cooperation with the Cambodian NGO CISA-Khmer Sight Foundation, together with Sunil Shah and many internationally renowned ophthalmologists. The aim is to establish a center of excellence in Cambodia where the organization can treat the population for preventable blindness, and train local ophthalmologists and staff.

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Top 50 rising stars

Thanks to the demographics of the developed world, the future of eyecare looks like it will be one of limited resources and rising patient burden.

So who will lead ophthalmology over the next few decades and shape its future? To find out, we asked you, our readers, to vote for ophthalmology’s Top 50 rising stars… and here they are.

Welcome to the 2017 Power List.

In 2018, The Ophthalmologist will be recognising the Top 100 pioneers and game-changers in the field of ophthalmology.

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