Sunday, April 5, 2009

Patrick Condon receives Honoured Guest award from ASCRS

ESCRS founding member and former Board member Patrick I Condon MD, Waterford, Ireland, was recognised today for his life-long contributions to the profession with an Honoured Guest award at the ASCRS opening ceremony. “He is noted for his contributions to anterior segment binocular surgery,” said Alan S Crandall MD, Salt Lake City, Utah, US, incoming ASCRS president.

“My wife and I thank you so much,” said Dr Condon. He also thanked the ASCRS for its participation in the annual ESCRS-ASCRS joint forum, which is always a source of lively debate and differing opinions over current ophthalmic surgery controversies. Following the ceremony Dr Condon departed the stage to tickle the ivories with his jazz band, Paddy Condon and the White Stars, for the enjoyment of all outside the exhibition hall.

Also honoured was Endre A Balazs MD, originally from Budapest, who was inducted into the ASCRS Hall of Fame for his groundbreaking work in identifying the chemistry of the vitreous body, leading to the development of viscoelastics.

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