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Steve Charles

The Power List 2019 – Inventors

Steve Charles

MD, CEO and Founder, Charles Retina Institute, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, USA.

What is the best part of being an ophthalmologist?

Restoring or sustaining vision for people from all walks of life.

What motivates you?

Combining engineering with surgery and teaching, so I can help improve outcomes for patients of other surgeons worldwide.

What is your proudest achievement?

Being the principal architect of Alcon Accurus and Constellation Systems.

What do you hope to achieve in the next ten years?

Contribute to engineering the next-generation Alcon phaco-vit system and visualization systems.

Part of the Power List 2019

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This year we have 50 of the best inventors, mentors, emerging leaders, surgical pioneers and champions of change. With our “Five Top Tens,” we hope to showcase the best, the brightest, and the most forward-thinking that ophthalmology has to offer.

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