Tireless educator recognised for his contribution to ophthalmology

Wagih Aclimandos awarded Peter Eustace Medal by EBO

Dermot McGrath

Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Wagih Aclimandos

Wagih Aclimandos FRCOphth, FEBO, was honoured at the European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) Diploma Award Ceremony as the recipient of the Peter Eustace Medal for his contribution to ophthalmic education in Europe.

“This Peter Eustace Medal is awarded to an ophthalmologist who has made a telling contribution towards European ophthalmology. Today we award the medal to Wagih Aclimandos, a tireless worker, teacher and ophthalmologist who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career and is a very fitting recipient of this accolade,” said Prof Christina Grupcheva.

As consultant ophthalmic surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London, and lead clinician for paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus services at King’s College London, Dr Aclimandos served as President of EBO from 2011 to 2013.

Accepting the Peter Eustace Medal, Dr Aclimandos said it was a great privilege and honour to receive such an award.

“I feel that this Medal should go to a team rather than an individual. Working with others as a team helps us to achieve things we could never do alone. Teaching and supporting others have always been hugely important to me. It is much more gratifying to give rather than to receive. I think the ultimate pleasure is receiving a medal for having had the privilege of giving,” he said.