Boston, Massachusetts 29th April 2014: At the 2014 ASCRS Films Awards Ceremony Dr. med. Ramin Khoramnia MD FEBO won Runner-Up prize in the category, Cataract Complications, with the film “CSI: Heidelberg-IOL Analysis”.
The film was made under the supervision of Prof Gerd Auffarth. It reports on the research work that Dr. Khoramnia and his colleagues at the Apple Lab have done in analysing explanted intraocular lenses which were removed because of an opacification in or on the IOL optic’s pupillary zone. This complication occurred in patients who had undergone DSAEK. The researchers found the opacification is associated with the use of air or gas in the anterior chamber during the DAESK procedure.
ASCRS Foundation 2014 Outstanding Residents
Earlier this month, the ASCRS Foundation announced its 2014 Resident Excellence Award winners.
Each year the Foundation’s Rewards programme recognises exemplary resident performance in the areas of research, patient care, leadership and education. Ten of of the ophthalmic world’s most outstanding young residents are attending the 2014 ASCRS-ASOA Symposium as a result of the Foundation’s Resident Excellence Awards Programme.
Of the ASCRS Foundation’s 2014 Resident Excellence Award winners most are from North American academic institutions but two are from Europe, including Dr. med. Ramin Khoramnia MD FEBO from the Apple Lab in Heidelberg.
The full list of 2014 Outstanding Residents is:
- Sejal R. Amin, MD – Mayo Clinic
- Ryan J. Fante, MD – University of Michigan
- Michael Greenwood, M D – Case Western Reserve University
- Mustafa S. Kapasi, MD – University of Ottawa
- Ramin Khoramnia, MD – University of Heidelberg
- Georgios Kontadakis, MD, MSc – Ophthalmiatreio Eye Hospital of Athens
- Sotiria Palioura, MD, PhD – Harvard Medical School
- Justin M, Risma, MD – University of Iowa
- Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, FRCS, PhD – St. Louis University
- Samantha L. Williamson, MD – Vanderbilt University
The ten award recipients received complimentary housing and complimentary registration to attend this year’s Annual Symposium and Congress in Boston Massachusetts.
The award enables the ten residents to experience ASCRS first-hand, and to take advantage of the symposium’s many educational and networking opportunities.
Ramin Khoramnia MD FEBO from the Department of Ophthalmology in the Heidelberg University Clinic has been working his residency and his research fellowship in the Heidelberg Eye Department, the IVCRC (International Vision Correction Research Center) and the Apple Lab since April 2011.
* DSAEK: Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty or Partial Thickness Corneal Transplant.