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M A Pérez Velasquez

The Power List 2015


Mauricio Andres Pérez Velasquez

A Chilean ophthalmologist, Perez is currently finishing his fourth year of subspecialty training. A surgical instructor for ASCRS in iris suturing, iris prostheses and anterior vitrectomy, he has contributed multiple papers in the field of anterior segment, and has received “Winner of the Film Festival” at ASCS in 2013 and “Best of Show” at AAO in 2012. He has served as an author for many books on cornea and anterior segment surgery, including the upcoming newest edition of the Krachmer Cornea Book. When asked if he would chose a different path if starting again, Perez said “No. Unless it would mean playing point guard for the Chicago Bulls, or lead guitarist for Pearl Jam or Pink Floyd!”

A nominator said: “My man is Mauricio Pérez – I’m pretty sure that you (and all of us) will hear about him in the near future. He has given lectures at all the big meetings (ASCRS, ESCRS), been an instructor on several courses in surgical technique (ASCRS, ESCRS) and publishing novel surgical approaches to complicated cataract, cornea and refractive surgeries in various forms of media. He is also an accomplished pianist, speaks four languages fluently, and, of course, plays electric guitar – he is truly a renaissance man.”


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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