Melbourne ophthalmologist wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The award honours an ISRS mber “who has made significant and internationally-recognised contributions to the advancent of refractive surgery”.
Dr Alpins is an active cataract and refractive surgeon as well as medical director of NewVision Clinics. He has spoken widely on cataract and refractive surgery topics and has been a keynote speaker at Australian and international meetings. He pioneered small-incision cataract surgery in Victoria and is a founder and current mber of the Excimer Laser & Research Group.
He has developed new techniques in the treatment and analysis of astigmatism and developed the ASSORT computer program for astigmatism calculation for toric implants and vector analysis and for outcomes analysis of cataract and refractive surgery.
He has published widely in ophthalmology information journals and has authored more than 20 book chapters.
Dr Alpins was presented with the award at a cerony during the 2014 ISRS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
The International Society of Refractive Surgery is the leading worldwide organisation for refractive surgeons, with over 2,300 mbers from more than 80 different countries.
The American Acady of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, with more than 32,000 mbers worldwide.

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