Dr. Jorge Alió y Sanz, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and founder of Vissum is considered to be the world’s tenth most important professional in the sector by the prestigious magazine ‘The Ophthalmologist’ in a list of one hundred leading professionals (‘The Powerlist 2016’). This is the second time that Jorge Alió has appeared in this classification, whose first edition dates from 2014.
From creating the concept of micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS) to leading much of the research in the field of refractive surgery, Dr. Alió is noted for his extensive career in teaching, research and clinical and surgical practice.
Dr. Alió has published 86 books and been co-author of another 323. He has published over 700 articles in national and international scientific journals and has received numerous international awards for his research in ocular neovascularisation, preventive ophthalmology, refractive surgery and anterior segment surgery.