The Power List 2017
Professor of Ophthalmology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California, USA
Santhiago’s areas of expertise include corneal and intraocular refractive surgical procedures including LASIK, premium laser-assisted cataract and IOL surgery, and the management of corneal ectatic disorders. His primary research focus is the identification and management of corneal ectatic diseases, including keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia, and corneal cross-linking protocol development.
A nominator said: “Marcony is an extremely thoughtful person who is full of great ideas and always gives inspiring talks. He has received more than 15 international awards and has provided significant contributions to the field of ophthalmology. At only 37 years old, he’s a professor and PhD mentor at the most respected university in his country. He is also the associate editor of JRS and section editor of JCRS.
Marcony is a young ophthalmologist that has become a leader in refractive surgery. Among his contributions, he identified a previously unknown risk factor for ectasia: the percentage of tissue altered.”