The winners of the First Annual HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Prize were announced in May during the ÖOG in Bad Ischl, Austria. First prize went to Dr. Domagoj Ivatnovic (2500€), second prize went to Dr. Christina Leydolt (1500€), and third prize went to Dr. Eva Faschinger (1000€).
The participants presented a short essay or report on the topics of cataract surgery, IOL refractive surgery, and technical procedures in cataract and refractive surgery. Each essay was judged by HOYA Surgical Optics GmbH in cooperation with a committee of scientific advisers from the Austrian Ophthalmologic Society. As part of the prize, the winners will also receive financial support to attend the American Ophthalmological Congress ARVO in 2014 (first prize) and wetlabs in Austria (second and third prizes).
Prof. Dr. Velikay-Parael, Dr. Ivastinovic, Andreas Kwapil, and Primar Prof. Dr. Andreas Wedrich
Andreas Kwapil (Sales Manager Austria), PD Dr. Christina Leydolt, and Prof. Dr. Rupert Menapace
Primar Dr. Markus Grasl, Dr. Eva Faschinger, and Andreas Kwapil