Argentine ophthalmologist Robert Zaldivar Moments ago in Washington, he received the highest honors of his career in his field.
He is the first non-American professional American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (Ascrs, by his name in English) bestows on him Roger Steinert Prize, which over the course of four years has been highlighting those who have “made significant contributions to refractive surgery”. This type of intervention allows correcting refractive problems, such as nearsightedness, astigmatism, farsightedness, presbyopia and cataracts.
Delivered this afternoon at the Convention Center in the US capital, on the first day of the annual Ascrs Conference and after a keynote speech by Zaldivar reviewing “his 35-year journey through refractive surgery and how [trabajar con] The organizers explained that the challenging standards allowed him to innovate and develop in different techniques and designs that are used today in daily practice.
One of the contributions he made was the development of an intraocular lens for the treatment of nearsightedness, which today he presented to his colleagues. Zaldivar is a global leader in the implantation of intraocular contact lenses. The first intervention was performed in 1993 in Mendoza.
This award represents a great recognition for ophthalmology in Argentina and Latin America. It is heartening to appreciate the contributions that change the lives and visions of people around the world,” the specialist said in a statement released moments ago.
Zaldivar is responsible with his son Roger Zaldivar for the institute that his father founded in Mendoza six decades ago. English magazine Optometrist included in 2018 s 2020 In the list of the 100 most influential ophthalmologists in the world, the selection is made by peer voting.
“Intraocular contact lenses that are implanted inside the eye without the need to touch or remove the lens, which have been distinguished before and after in world ophthalmology due to their ability to correct significant visual effects, as they are able to correct up to 20 diopters of vision. Myopia and six diopters of astigmatism,” they explained from the Zaldivar Institute. “In recent years, there has been a boom in the adoption of this technology due to the significant growth in myopia cases worldwide,” with around two million users. “Currently, this is the most advanced approach to treating high myopia,” they added.