The Power List 2015
As well as running his own successful practice in Kentucky, Wortz helps run a free eye clinic for those in need. A specialist in cataract surgery, he has been published in numerous trade journals, given several lectures at the AAO and ASCRS annual meetings and participates in FDA studies for new ophthalmic therapeutics.
A nominator said: “A progressive surgeon, Gary is the most innovative young cataract surgeon currently in the US. He started his own practice after his residency, and in a very short time built it to become one of the largest cataract providers in the state of Kentucky. He then joined Commonwealth Eye, one of the largest providers in the state, and is now providing care to thousands every year. At the same time, he has worked with industry to develop and improve devices and disposables with companies such as Alcon, AMO, Lenstec and Ocular Therapeutix. He also recently received patents on a novel IOL design that could have far-reaching implications.”