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Dr Pedro Faria from Portugal received the Peter Watson Medal for a the highest score in the glaucoma subspecialty examination

Dermot McGrath

Posted: Monday, July 3, 2017

Dr Pedro Faria from Portugal receiving the Peter Watson Medal from Gordana Sunaric Megevand.

Dr Pedro Faria from Portugal receiving the Peter Watson Medal from Gordana Sunaric Mégevand

 

Dr Pedro Faria from Portugal was the recipient of the first ever Peter Watson Medal for achieving the highest score in the glaucoma subspecialty examination.
The subspecialty exam in glaucoma, organised for the third consecutive year in close collaboration with the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), awards successful candidates with the Fellow of the EBO Subspecialty Glaucoma Diploma (FEBOS-Glaucoma Diploma).
For the first time this year, in memory and honour of Prof Peter Watson who passed away earlier this year, the EBO and EGS have decided to award the Peter Watson Medal to the candidate with the highest score in the exam.
Prof Watson held clinical appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. His landmark textbook, The Sclera and Systemic Disorders, was first published in 1977.
“Prof Watson was a giant in ophthalmology in many fields and in particular glaucoma,” said EBO President Gordana Sunaric Mégevand.