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Emilio Torres-Netto receives the 2023 George Waring Award

Emilio Torres-Netto receives Waring Memorial Award at AAO 2023

Waring Memorial Award 2023

The ELZA Institute, a centre of ophthalmological innovation, proudly announces that the work of our highly regarded colleague, Dr. Emilio A. Torres-Netto MD, PhD, FWCRS, has been recognised with the 2023 Waring Memorial Award. This prestigious accolade is presented by the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) to an early-career member who has shown remarkable commitment to the society and the broader field of refractive surgery.

Dr. Torres-Netto’s journey in ophthalmology is marked by an unwavering dedication to advancing knowledge and practice in this field. Educated in Brazil, the United States, France, and Switzerland, he has developed a multifaceted expertise in cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery.

Waring Memorial Award in vase
Waring Memorial Award 2023, awarded to Dr. Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto of the ELZA Institute.

At the ELZA Institute and the University of Zurich, he has been instrumental in pioneering research and clinical approaches for keratoconus, corneal crosslinking, corneal biomechanics, and refractive surgery. His contributions extend well beyond the boundaries of our institute, impacting the global ophthalmological community. 

His accolades include 17 national and international awards, underscoring his excellence and commitment to ophthalmology. Notably, in 2018, he was the inaugural World Winner of the International Council of Ophthalmology Award for his insightful research on corneal biomechanics. In 2022, the Brazilian Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery honored him with the José Ignácio Barraquer Medal for his significant contributions to corneal and refractive surgery. Additionally, his influence as a key opinion leader in ophthalmology has been recognized globally, with his inclusion in the prestigious list of the 50 global key opinion leaders in 2021 and 2023. The Waring Memorial Award is the latest in a long list of awards recognising the quality of his work.

Dr. Torres-Netto’s academic contributions are equally remarkable. He has authored 50 peer-reviewed articles, contributed to 51 publications/interviews, and penned 15 book chapters. His role as a reviewer for multiple international journals and as a member of editorial boards and committees further exemplifies his commitment to advancing ophthalmological knowledge.

The Waring Memorial Award is not just a recognition of Dr. Torres-Netto’s past achievements but a testament to his ongoing pursuit of excellence in ophthalmology. His work embodies the award’s ethos of commitment to the ISRS and the propagation of knowledge in refractive surgery. The ELZA Institute takes immense pride in Dr. Torres-Netto’s achievements and is inspired by his unwavering dedication to improving eye care globally.

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mike
09:02 04 Jan 23
Overall as a 50 year old, who wanted to continue to avoid wearing glasses and/or contact lenses, my goal was 100%... achieved with ELZA and Dr. Hafezi. I greatly appreciated the overall approach by Dr. Hafezi and his friendly and competent team in reviewing my vision at the start and following a comprehensive eye exam- the explanations of my options. For me I chose PRK in one eye for a monovision solution to correct short sightedness which was becoming more prevalent in night driving and sports such as skiing and cycling. PRK heals slowly but the outcome is worth the wait- and the cost- you use your eyes every waking moment- and for me I cannot see any reason not to pursue better vision with the ELZA team! A great quality of life enhancement!read more
Zuzana Fecko
Zuzana Fecko
21:48 31 Oct 22
Thank you so much, Dr. Torres and prof. Hafezi. 26 years I was only “dreaming” about the eye surgery due to possible... complications. I was worried ..Thank you for encouraging me to make a decision and thank you for your professionalism, explanations and great work!I wish you all the best, lots of success and only happy patients!read more
Serena Fazio
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11:15 06 Mar 22
I have been to the ELZA clinic to have surgery for my miopy, as my eyes were rejecting the contacts and I was tired of... wearing glasses. From the first preliminary visit, to the actual surgery and post-surgery care Dr. Hafezi and all his collaborators have been extremely professional, considerate and helpful. All the steps of the (very short!) surgery were thoroughly explained to me in order to be as calm as possible, together with the medication plan and precautions to be aware of so that my eyes could heal in the best way possible. By following their exact instructions, the healing process has been very successful and smooth, and after about one week I was able to see perfectly. I absolutely recommend this team and their expertise!read more
Robin A
Robin A
11:43 16 Feb 22
Top experts and professional team. Highly recommended
Thunder Shiviah
Thunder Shiviah
14:05 23 Nov 21
After some research on local options I decided to go with ELZA since it stood out as the best. The operation and the... post-operation recovery went extremely smooth (something I was worried about with PRK). Now my vision is much better than I had hoped and I have no side effects such as dry eye or night vision problems. Thank you!read more
Thomas S.
Thomas S.
09:37 07 Jul 21
My left eye had to be operated on because of a cataract. As I had an Artiflex lens implanted a few years ago, it had to... be removed first before a modern lens could be implanted to correct the cataract. Prof. Hafezi treated me in an very competent and friendly manner. I am very happy with the result.read more
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Selma A. Rahim
19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
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Gianluca Ricci
12:46 10 Apr 21
Great team and service!
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05:36 08 Apr 21
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Steven H.A
16:13 11 Jan 21
Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
Online Commande
Online Commande
09:19 05 Dec 20
Totally creepy, very arrogant Prof.He just want your money.It may explain, why this Prof. is not in the center of the... city of Zürich and why he has been thrown away from University of Geneva.read more
Elena Churilova
Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
Michele Aggiato
Michele Aggiato
18:17 10 Jan 20
The day I had Prof Hafezi checking my keratoconus I knew I was finally in the right place after years of searching for... a good ophthalmologist. Prof Hafezi recommended a surgery due to a drastic degeneration of my cornea. The surgery was performed by himself with the assistance of Dr Rodriguez, one more collaborator of Prof Hafezi’s team who got my full trust.read more
Ashley Faulkes
Ashley Faulkes
15:30 21 Mar 16
Professor Hafezi and the team at the ELZA Institute have done an amazing job of creating a first class eye clinic, with... cutting edge technology and support. I went there for a dry eye issue and other issues with my prescription, and they were easily able to help me and put me on the road to better vision! High recommend them to anyone in the Zurich/Aargau area.read more
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