The winner of the HOYA Surgical Optics Awards 2015 is Prof. Dr. Gernot I. W. Duncker aus Halle, who won a Prize of 5.000€ for the recognition of his outstanding work in the cataract and refractive surgery . The Awards Ceremony was held at the Congress of the DGII (German Speaking Society of IOLs Implantation), which took place this year in Karlsruhe from 26th to 28th February.
Prof. Duncker was born in Berlin. He studied medicine at the University of Kiel, where he has made his career up to Vice-Director of the Department of Ophthalmology. Since2011, he has a practice in the City of Halle, organizing and establishing the Institute of Ophthalmology. “The DGII honors Prof. Duncker with the HOYA Award for his decades of research, publications and work in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, transplantation of the cornea and its contributions to the cornea banking.”, said Prof. Gerd Auffarth, DGII’s President. Prof. Duncker has worked as a board member, Secretary-General, speaker and trainer for many years at the DGII.
Photo from left to right: Prof. Gerd Auffarth (DGII President), Prof. Gernot Duncker (Winner HOYA Prize 2015), Bernhard Rudolf (HOYA Product Manager) and Prof. Albert Augustin (DGII 2015 Chairman).