Prof. Dr. Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, who has been driving innovations in cataract surgery for many years – mainly due to her numerous studies on multifocal IOL and, more recently, to femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery – was honored with the HOYA Surgical Optics-DGII Prize 2017. The Award Ceremony took place in Dortmund on 17th February during the 31st DGII (German Society for Intraocular Lenses Implantation) Congress.
Prof. Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima is Director of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Suidobashi University in Tokyo. The German Ophthalmology – in special – the German refractive and cataract surgery are part of the biography of the prize winner: After her studies at the Keo University in Tokyo and medical residency in Opthalmology, she was an assistant physician at the Eye Clinic of the Bonn University from 1986 to 1988. Afterwards she granted her German and Japanese Doctor of Medicine.
The honored Professor Bissen-Miyajima accepted the prize with gratitude and with a modesty, which impressed the audience. Her saying: “The people who know do not speak, the speakers do not know.”
From left to the right: Frank Seibel (HSO Country Manager Germany), Prof. Dr. Markus Kohlhaas, Prof. Dr. Hiroko Bissen-Miyajima, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Dick
Photo: Kesten – Biermann Verlag