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Karolinne Rocha

The Power List 2017


Karolinne Rocha

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (MUSC), Charleston, SC, USA

Rocha specializes in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery at MUSC - Storm Eye Institute. She has received several awards and distinctions for excellence in ophthalmology including the AAO Achievement Award in 2012, the ASCRS foundation resident excellence award in 2012 and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine teaching excellence recognition award in 2013. Rocha is active in clinical research, having published over 100 scientific works including peer review publications, book chapters, and abstracts in society meeting

Here’s what a nominator had to say: “Rocha is an optics expert, tremendous researcher, great speaker, and delightful person. She is one of a handful of young women that will forever influence our wonderful profession.”


Part of the Power List 2017

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.

Go to The Power List 2017

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