Farhad Hafezi again voted onto the PowerList by readers of The Ophthalmologist

DIETIKON, ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND, April 30, 2020: Recognizing the most influential people around the globe in ophthalmology, The Ophthalmologist, an internationally recognized magazine, named Prof. Farhad Hafezi MD, PhD, FARVO of the ELZA Institute, Dietikon, Zurich, Switzerland for the fourth consecutive time to its biennial Power List, listing those 100 people who are the most influential in ophthalmology.

More than 36,000 readers across Europe and North America vote for their peers for inclusion in this annual list. Receiving this accolade is an acknowledgment by his contemporaries that Prof. Hafezi’s contributions to the advancements in ophthalmology are only expected to grow in influence over the next decade.

“I’m extremely honored to be included in this accomplished list of ophthalmologists and to be seen by The Ophthalmologist’s readers as one of the innovators in the field,” said Hafezi.

“I enjoy changing the way ophthalmology is practiced. ELZA has two components: research and clinical practice. What we learn from the former informs the latter.

Our goal is to integrate our research knowledge with the newest technology and outcomes analysis to push medicine forwards and improve patients’ outcomes. It has – and continues to be – an honor to be Medical Director of ELZA”

During his 28-year career to date, Prof. Hafezi has made significant advancements in the field; he was part of the Zurich group that developed corneal cross-linking (CXL), has determined multiple ways of safely cross-linking thin corneas, and has led the charge of bringing CXL to the slit lamp, and using it as a potentially antibiotic-free method of treating corneal infections.

His other accomplishments include:

  • Keratoconus Global Award (2009) for his work on CXL technology.
  • Carl Camras Award 2014 for translational research (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology [ARVO])
  • The 2014 IIRSI Gold Medal for his efforts in introducing CXL into clinical ophthalmology
  • Member of The Ophthalmologist Power List Top 100 (2014, 2016, 2018 – biennial list; ranked every time the Power List has been run)
  • Casebeer Award (2014) of the International Society for Refractive Surgery.
  • The 2016 El-Maghraby International Award for his contributions to ophthalmology
  • The 2016 Gold Medal of SAMIR for his pioneering work on corneal cross-linking
  • Elected as an honorary member of Hungary’s SHIOL (Societas Hungarica Ad Implantandam Oculi Lenticulam) in 2016
  • Appointed FARVO (Fellow of ARVO) in 2019

Farhad Hafezi is one of the most cited ophthalmologists of his generation, with an h index of 46 and a total of more than 8,700 citations in the scientific literature.

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Squitieri Elias
Squitieri Elias
12:43 08 Sep 21
Die Behandlungen waren bei mir erfolgreich, alle waren sehr nett und haben mein Leben vereinfacht.Danke
Eliane Bossart
Eliane Bossart
13:01 05 Sep 21
Vor einem Jahr war ich einer ganz verzweifelten Situation und total im Stich gelassen. Meine Augen wurden aufgrund... eines ausgeprägten Kerakotonus immer schlechter, ich hatte Angst und war alleine mit meinen Problemen. Zudem vertrug ich die Kontaktlinsen nur noch ganz schlecht und hatte jeden Tag Schmerzen.Professor Hafezi hat mir mit zwei Operationen wieder das auf Grund der Situation mögliche an Lebensqualität zurückgebracht. Es war ein starpaziöses Jahr mit vielen Entbehrungen aber es hat sich gelohnt! Herzlichen Dank fuer die Unterstützung.read more
Gabriela Meyer
Gabriela Meyer
18:32 22 Aug 21
Ich wurde von meiner Optikerin auf Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi aufmerksam gemacht. Es war mir vorher nicht bewusst, dass meine... Augenkrankheit (Keratokonus) operativ mittels Cross Linking behandelt und so gestoppt werden kann. Die Beratung und Behandlung war sehr kompetent und ich fühlte mich jederzeit wohl. Die Operation verlief gut und das Ergebnis ist einwandfrei.read more
Naomi
Naomi
11:38 11 Aug 21
Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass ich das Elza Institute gefunden habe. Ich wurde von anderen Augenärzten abgewiesen, da... meine Augen zu kompliziert/schwierig zu behandeln waren. Prof. Dr. Dr. Hafezi konnte mir jedoch helfen und ich bin sehr glücklich und zufrieden mit dem Resultat. Vielen Dank!read more
Till B
Till B
08:30 19 Jul 21
Ich habe eine überaus kompetente Beratung und Behandlung erlebt. Die gesamte Betreuung war sehr freundlich und... professionell. Herzlichen Dank!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
Selma A. Rahim
Selma A. Rahim
19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
Gianluca Ricci
Gianluca Ricci
12:46 10 Apr 21
Great team and service!
rehaneyecare
rehaneyecare
05:36 08 Apr 21
Excellent surgeon
Steven H.A
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
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