ACADEMIA OPHTHALMOLOGICA BELGICA - Lecture
Lecture 2017 : To see or not to see, Paul LEONARD
Laureate AOB Lecture 2018: Prof. Dr. Thierry Zeyen, Antwerpen
Prof. Dr. Thierry Zeyen dedicated most of his career to glaucoma. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge and training numerous young ophthalmologists. He has authored or co-authored 115 peer reviewed articles and has written several textbook chapters. He is currently Honorary Fellow of the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), Board Member of the EGS Foundation, member of the Glaucoma Research Society and President of the Belgian Glaucoma Society. He is still active as a medical claim expert in ophthalmology.
Lecture 2018 : History of Ophthalmology Told by Stamps
Laureate AOB Lecture 2019: Prof. Dr. Anita Leys, Leuven
Anita Leys was Ophthalmologist in UZLeuven and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Leuven Belgium. She obtained the PhD title with a doctoral thesis on Ocular Fundus Changes in Renal Diseases.
She is author or co-author of more than 100 peer reviewed publications, and of book chapters on AMD, radiation retinopathy, the eye and renal diseases, and the eye and systemic diseases,
She is retired member of EURETINA, the Jules Gonin Club, and the Macula Society, and is active member of the European fluorescein club (FAN club), the Committee of European Experts in Micronutrition of the Eye (CEEME), and Groupe d'Experts en Micronutrition Oculaire (GEMO).
She belongs to the editorial board of Retinal Cases and Brief Reports.
She has experience in clinical studies and is still principal investigator in randomized trials of AMD and diabetic retinopathy.
Lecture 2019 : Nutrition and AMD: facts , figures and myths
Laureate AOB Lecture 2020: Prof. Dr. Thomas Neuhann, Munich, Germany
Thomas Neuhann started his practice in Munich, where he began promoting what was a very unpopular procedure: capsulhorexis. He founded the annual meeting of the German Ophthalmology Society in the 1980s, at which time he began teaching how to perform a capsulhorexis. For his efforts in promoting phacoemulsification he received numerous awards all over the world. He founded the non-profit Cornea bank in Munich. He contributed as a pioneer in the field of Cataract, Refractive and Corneal Surgery and also served as the president of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons from 1998 till 2000. Thomas Neuhann is a senior partner of a group practice, head of the ophthalmological department of the Red Cross Hospital, head of the private Eye Laser Center and professor of ophthalmology at the Technical University, all located in Munich.
Lecture 2020 : Myths in cataract surgery
Laureate AOB Lecture 2021: Prof. Dr. John V Forrester, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Prof. Forrester received his MD, ChB from Glasgow University, Scotland in 1970. In 1980 he received his MD also from the University of Glasgow. Between 1979-1984 he was Consultant Ophthalmologist/Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Glasgow University.
He has over the years received 45 awards and Visiting Professorships
His main areas of research are Ocular Immunology, Uveitis, Autoimmune Disease, Wound Healing and Experimental Corneal Transplantation, Diabetic Retinopathy, Angiogenesis, Endothelial Cell Function, Age-related Macular Degeneration, Clinical Studies in Uveitis, Translational Research in Ophthalmology, Imaging in Ophthalmology, and has published over 400 papers and 6 books including The EYE.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists,
He was Chairman of the RCOphth Medical Ophthalmology Training Sub-Committee and the RCOphth Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines Committee. He was Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology 1992-2000.
Lecture 2021: Infection and Autoimmune Disease in the CNS
Laureate AOB Lecture 2022: Prof. Dr. David Spalton, London, United Kingdom
Professor David Spalton trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, London and holds Fellowships at the Royal College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. During his training he completed Fellowships in uveitis, medical and neuro-ophthalmology at St Thomas' Hospital and the Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
He was a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St Thomas' Hospital until 2012 when he went into private practice. At St Thomas' he developed an international reputation for his work and research on cataract and complex cataract surgery. He was Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers, London and Civilian Advisor to the Metropolitan Police in Ophthalmology.
He has published over 180 scientific papers and his book, 'An Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmology', won the prize for the Best Medical Textbook of the Year in 1984 for the 1st edition and 2005 for the 3rd edition, a unique feat in medical publishing. It is now translated in 10 languages and was voted one of the 100 most influential ophthalmic textbooks of the 20th century by Archives of Ophthalmology.
Lecture 2022: Cataract Surgery and the Search for the Holy Grail