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Luis Fernández-vega sanz

Since April 2018 he is the President of the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

He graduated in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid and holds a PhD in Medicine and Surgery, with first class honours, from the Complutense University, Madrid. Director of the Fernández-Vega Ophthalmological Institute in Oviedo, he obtained tenure as assistant lecturer in Ophthalmology at the Complutense University Faculty of Medicine in 1980 and the Chair in Ophthalmology at Oviedo University Faculty of Medicine in 1982. That same year, he was appointed Head of the Ophthalmology Service at the Central University Hospital of Asturias. He was formerly president of the Spanish Society of Refractive Lens Replacement Surgery (SECOIR), of which he is currently honorary president, as well as president of the Spanish Ophthalmological Society (2011-2015). He is currently president of the National Committee for Ophthalmology.

Full member of the Principality of Asturias Royal Academy of Medicine and of the Spanish Medical-Surgical Academy, he is also corresponding member of the Zaragoza Royal Academy of Medicine and member of the Free College of Emeritus Academics of Spain. He is also member of honour of the College of Physicians of Asturias and holder of its Gold Badge. He has authored over 200 publications, as well as a substantial number of chapters and books. He has participated in numerous national and international congresses and has lectured at almost every Spanish university. He holds numerous awards and is a member of the world’s leading ophthalmological societies and of the Boards of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

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