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C. Andrés Benatti

The Power List 2017

C. Andrés Benatti

Cornea and Refractive Surgeon, Associate Professor and Director of Teaching and Research at Clinica de Ojos Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Benatti is a cornea and refractive surgeon with extensive experience of LASIK, corneal transplantation and managing patients with keratoconus – and yet is aged only 31 years. In 2015, he was identified by the Argentinian Council of Ophthalmology as one of the “prominent young ophthalmologists of Argentina” and earlier this year was featured as “surgeon of the month” by the International Society of Refractive Surgery – one of the youngest surgeons ever to have this honor.

He is a co-founder of the international corneal ectasia study group, Apectasias, and, the first Latin-American web platform for ophthalmologists that offers news and online ophthalmology educational courses. A former International Fellow at UC San Diego Shiley Eye Institute, he is also a section editor for the AAO’s EyeWiki, and actively participates in different ophthalmology societies and educational platforms such as Cornea Society, AAO, ISRS, and CAO.

Benatti dedicates a lot of his time to philanthropic work. He regularly works with the Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera (APEC) en México, the largest eye hospital in Mexico City, and one that’s dedicated to treating patients with low incomes – an institute he previously trained at. Benatti also supports, as an external advisor, the Ojos para mi país Foundation, a Mexican organization that aims to prevent blindness in the countryside, and is soon going to launch a non-profit organization, the Argentinian Foundation Against Blindness.

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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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