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Jorge Alio Y Sanz

Jorge Alio Y Sanz MD, PhD

Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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Professor and Chairman
Alicante, Spain
International Ocular Inflammation Society, Treasurer
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Prof. Dr Jorge Alio has been Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology since 1987, first at the University of Alicante and since 2002 at the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain
Prof Alio's main research interests include lens, refractive and corneal surgery, ocular
inflammation, and preventative ophthalmology. He is the founder of VISSUM Corporation which consists of a network of clinics throughout Spain and the Jorge Alió Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness. He is the creator of the concept of Microinicisional Cataract Surgery (MICS) and has been a pioneer in the area of multifocal, accommodative and toric IOLs and excimer laser refractive surgery and phakic IOLs with over 40,000 surgeries performed during his professional life.
He has been the author or co-author of over 497 peer review papers published in prestigious international scientific journals, 325 book chapters, 87 books (as editor or co-editor), over 354 collaborations in ophthalmic scientific journals and over 2187 presentations and invited lectures in international meetings. The Hirsch factor (h-factor) of Dr Alio which indicates the influence of his work in the publications of other researchers is 55 (Scopus) and Dr Alio is listed with a field rating of 19 of top authors worldwide in ophthalmology during the last 5 years by the Microsoft Academic Search. At present, he holds the LXIII chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, XLIX chair of the European Academy of Ophthalmology and has received a total of 94 international and national awards. Creator and Director of the first online course in refractive surgery from the Miguel Hernandez University entitled Scientific Metodology in Refractive, Cataract and Cornea Surgery.

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