A Royal Award: Farhad Hafezi awarded Shield Lecture at Saudi Ophthalmology 2020

On August 6th, 2020, Prof. Farhad Hafezi was honored to be invited by His Royal Highness, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed, of the Saudi Royal Family, to present the Shield Lecture at the Saudi Ophthalmology 2020 virtual meeting. ELZA colleague and surgeon, Dion Paridaens was also honoured with the Gold Medal lecture.

Something as simple as eye-rubbing can accelerate keratoconus progression. The cornea becomes weakened, it starts to bulge, and vision dramatically decreases. But CXL can treat it, by saturating the cornea with a vitamin (riboflavin, also called vitamin B2) and irradiating it with ultraviolet light for 10–30 minutes. Prof. Hafezi has been involved with CXL technology from the early days, and he and his research group has yielded many breakthroughs with CXL, ranging from treating ultra-thin corneas with CXL (that would otherwise require corneal transplantation), demonstrating the essential role of oxygen in the cross-linking photochemical reaction, revealing the true prevalence of keratoconus, and bringing CXL out of the operating rooms and into ophthalmologists’ offices at their slit lamps.

The Shield Lecture

The Shield Lecture is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the Saudi Ophthalmologic Society, as demonstrated by the royal invitation by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed of the Saudi Royal Family

About Prof. Dr. Hafezi

Prof. Hafezi MD, PhD, FARVO is a research group leader at the Centre for Biology and Molecular Medicine (CABMM) at the University of Zurich, a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Geneva, an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California Los Angeles, USA, and a Visiting Professor at Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, and is the Medical Director of the ELZA Institute, Dietikon, Switzerland (www.elza-institute.com).

 

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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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19:45 02 Jul 21
Dr. Hafezi.. the KING OF CXL🤴
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Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
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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
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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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