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Florian Kretz

The Power List 2015

Florian Kretz

A rare breed today in ophthalmology, Kretz is an ophthalmologist with active research interests in both anterior and posterior segment disease. “I love my job and I can say I am lucky having found the right thing for me to do,” he says. He considers his biggest achievements so far to be becoming a member of the Young Ophthalmologist Committee of the ESCRS (and being awarded father of the year by his own family), and he predicts intraoperative life-time OCT and Scheimpflug imaging as the next game-changers in the field. His advice to young ophthalmologists is simple: “work hard, play hard!”

Here’s what some of the nominators said: “Florian Kretz has a unique combination of excellent medical expertise, surgical skill, inventiveness in research-laboratory methodology and business acumen – and with all of this, a warm and thoughtful personality with good communication skills – he is surely an ophthalmologist destined for greatness in the future.”

“An outstanding international presence, Florian has written many publications and interesting studies using ‘state of the art’ ophthalmic devices, especially IOLs with a future-oriented focus.”

“Even if Florian Kretz is quite young of age and has just finished his consulting physician degree, he already has a great surgical expertise, especially in cataract surgery and IOL implantation. He applies his wide scientific knowledge also when arranging clinical and laboratory studies, which are powerfully supported by his effective contacts in the ophthalmic industry. Kretz is very actively presenting his scientific results at international congresses, and is also involved in performing surgery in Africa, actively fighting against blindness even in his spare time.”


Part of the Power List 2015

Top 40 Under 40

In 2014, we compiled a list of the Top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology – an endeavor that received a significant amount of attention and, it’s fair to say, caused more than a little controversy. For our 2015 Top 40 Under 40 list we’ve taken a different approach, asking: who are the young, up-and-coming individuals set to rise to the top of their field? That’s the question we posed to ourselves – and then to you – ahead of open nominations and a painstaking judging process. Our list this year almost halves the average age of the celebrated individuals, with many of them born in the same year as the iconic Sex Pistols cover – 1977. Though we admit that no list of this type can be definitive, it does clearly show that the future of ophthalmology is very bright indeed. And so, without further ado, we celebrate the movers and shakers aged 40 or under who show what can be achieved with determination, passion and inspiration.

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