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Carlos Orellana

Sala Uno

Carlos Orellana Carlos Orellana
Country
Mexico
Year selected
2012
partner
Javier Okhuysen

Company Snapshot

Javier Okhuysen and Carlos Orellana are redefining what it means to be visionary entrepreneurs. salaUno’s goal is clear: to help prevent avoidable blindness in Mexico through its private vision centers and clinics. Taking advantage of economies of scale, innovative surgical techniques, and a vertically-integrated supply chain, salaUno provides high quality, low-cost cataract surgery and eye care services to low-income Mexicans. With an estimated two million unoperated cataracts, the market for cataract surgery is worth US$1.4 billion in Mexico alone, not including salaUno’s other eye care services. Within a year, salaUno has successfully opened a clinic in Mexico City and completed more than 2,100 cataract surgeries. salaUno already ranks in the top four Mexico City hospitals in terms of cataract surgeries performed per month.

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