2018 Peter Barry Fellowship
THE winner of this year’s Peter Barry Fellowship is Andreas Frings. Dr Frings received his prize from the President of the ESCRS Beatrice Cochener.
This Fellowship commemorates the immense contribution made by the late Peter Barry to ophthalmology and to the ESCRS. Dr Barry was among the pioneers who laid the foundation of the ESCRS and served there for more than 25 years as a board member, treasurer and president. He also had a major role in bringing ESCRS academies around the world.
The Fellowship of €60,000 is to allow a trainee to work anywhere in the world at a centre of excellence for clinical experience or research in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, for one year.
Dr Frings studied medicine at medical schools in Hamburg, Germany and Graz, Austria. He started his training in ophthalmology in 2013 at University Hospital Hamburg, Germany and finished his training in May 2018 (working at University Hospital Düsseldorf, Germany). He also passed his national exam and EBO exam in May 2018.
“Since my MD thesis in 2011, I have been focusing on issues related to cataract and refractive surgery, including topics dealing with biometry, astigmatism treatment and vector analysis, laser refractive surgery and interdisciplinary topics related to corneal biomechanics,” said Dr Frings.
He has published more than 50 studies as first, last or co-author and has been involved in more than 100 presentations as first, last or co-author.
“I am happy to serve as a supervisor of many younger colleagues and students doing their MD thesis,” said Dr Frings.