2023 Waring Memorial Award for a Young Ophthalmologist:Emilio A. Torres-Netto MD, PhD, FWCRS

Emilio A Torres-Netto MD, PhD, FWCRS is a cornea, cataract, and refractive surgeon educated in multiple centers in Brazil, the United States, France, and Switzerland, who is engaged in the development of innovative approaches for keratoconus, crosslinking, corneal biomechanics, and refractive surgery at the ELZA Institute and University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Torres-Netto has received 17 national and international awards from the largest societies in ophthalmology. Among others, in 2018, he was unanimously chosen as the inaugural World Winner of the International Council of Ophthalmology Award with the topic on factors influencing corneal biomechanics, and in 2022, he was awarded with the José Ignácio Barraquer Medal by the Brazilian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery for his contribution to the field of cornea and refractive surgery. In addition, he was named among the 50 global key opinion leaders in ophthalmology by Media Mice in 2021 and 2023.

He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery Case Reports (USA), Oftalmologia em Foco (Brazil), and Ophta (Switzerland), and serves as a member of the European Regional Advisory Committee of the World College of Refractive Surgery and Visual Sciences.

Dr. Torres-Netto is the author of 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 51 publications/interviews, and 15 book chapters, and in the last few years, he has delivered more than 300 talks and presentations internationally.