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Petros Carvounis

The Power List 2015


Petros Carvounis

Carvounis was born into a family of ophthalmologists, and fell in love with vitreoretinal surgery the first time he saw the fundus on a wide-field viewing system. With an interest in optimizing the patient experience, and visual outcomes after vitreoretinal surgery, he is currently publishing the outcomes of his surgical techniques. He has published over 46 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has given over 70 presentations at international meetings. His awards include the AAO Achievement Award, the Honor Award from the ASRS, and he has been voted one of the Best Doctors of America annually for the last five years.

A nominator said: “Petros is a brilliant young leader in the field of ophthalmology. In particular, he is being groomed as a possible future President and Scientific Advisor of the Retina Research Foundation of Houston, Texas, and is now on the Board of Directors.”


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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