20. Aug. 2013, 10:00h

Second Annual HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Awards

HOYA Surgical Optics is proud to hold its second annual Scientific Awards competition, recognizing good science and providing young Austrian surgeons with further experience in presenting information to scientists. The winners will be announced in May at the 2014 ÖOG Congress in Schladming.

Participants are invited to write and present a short essay/report on the topics of:

  • Cataract surgery
  • IOL refractive surgery
  • Technical procedures in cataract and refractive surgery

Each essay will be judged on the merits of scientific content and writing style by HOYA Surgical Optics GmbH in cooperation with a committee of scientific advisers from the Austrian Ophthalmologic Society. Originality and insight will also be rewarded.


  • The participants must not be older than 35 years on February 28, 2014, the final date for submitting their work.
  • Each essay must be typewritten.
  • Each essay must have been published in the last 2 years. Interim results will also be accepted for studies which have not yet been published.
  • Each participant is required to submit a brief résumé.

The winner, as chosen by the jury, will be awarded a prize of 2,500 € and an invitation to the 2014 ESCRS congress in London. The runner-up will receive 1,500 € and an invitation to a Wetlab for either cataract or vitrectomy surgery in Austria. The third prize winner will receive 1,000 € and an invitation to a Wetlab.

For further information concerning the 2014 HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Award Competition, please contact HOYA Surgical Optics GmbH at