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Wolfgang Riha

The Power List 2015


Wolfgang Riha

Licensed to practice in the UK, Austria and Switzerland, Riha splits his work as a consultant ophthalmologist throughout Europe, with his main scientific interest being the correction of presbyopia. Frequently the youngest member of the faculties, committees and boards that he serves on, he sees the future in ophthalmology lying in improving the training programs for young colleagues, better worldwide standards and cooperation.

Speaking of his primary goal, Riha said, “I aim to provide excellent service for the patients using only the state of the art technology. The cooperation with colleagues and companies around the globe to improve and develop the procedures and devices we are using is the key for future success in refractive surgery.”

A nominator said: “Riha was deeply engaged in the development of the KAMRA inlay. He is member of the Clinical Advisory board at AcuFocus and has trained every single surgeon worldwide in implanting the inlay. He is ethical, dedicated to deliver high quality and focused on patient satisfaction. He will be supporting future development of refractive surgery and new technologies.”


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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