The Power List 2017
Chief Executive Officer & Lead Surgeon at Eyeclinics Ahaus-Greven-Raesfeld-Rheine; Consultant and Research Coordinator of the International Vision Correction Research Centre Network (IVCRC.net), 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.