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ASCRS Cornelius Binkhorst, MD, Lecture and Medal

The ASCRS Cornelius Binkhorst, MD, Lecture and Medal were established in 1975 in honor of intraocular lens (IOL) pioneer Cornelius D. Binkhorst, MD (1912–1995). Each year, ASCRS awards the medal to an individual who has followed in Dr. Binkhorst's footsteps with outstanding contributions to the understanding and practice of anterior segment surgery. Honorees, who present the Binkhorst lecture during the ASCRS Annual Meeting, include some of the world's most prominent pioneering surgeons. 

Mitchell Weikert, MD

IOL Calculations in Atypical Eyes: Exploration and Explication, 2024

Eric Donnenfeld, MD

The Road to Innovation: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been, 2023

Rosa Braga-Mele, MD

My Journey in Ophthalmology: Innovation, Education and Mentorship 2022

Richard A. Lewis, MD

We Can Prevent Blindness in Glaucoma – Why Don’t We? 2021

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD

The Quest for Tear Stability, 2019

Oliver Findl, MD

The Challenge of Choosing the right IOL Power. April 15, 2018

Boris E. Malyugin, MD, PhD

Cataract Surgery in Small Pupils: Building the Bridge Over the Troubled Waters 2017

Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD

Predicting and Treating Corneal Ectasia 2016

Donald TH Tan, FRCS

Lamellar Surgery in Corneal Transplantation: Revolution and Evolution 2015

Ike K. Ahmed, MD

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery: An Idea Whose Time Has Come 2014

Nick Mamalis, MD

Intraocular Lens Evolution: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been 2013

Randall J. Olson, MD

Where Are We On the Road to Optical Perfection? 2012

Abhay R.Vasavada, MS, FRCS

Pediatric Cataract: Compelling Quest 2011

I. Howard Fine, MD

Looking Back, Looking Ahead 2010

David F. Chang, MD

The Greatest Challenge in Cataract Surgery Needed: Five-Minute, $15 Cure for Blindness 2009

Edward J. Holland, MD

Innovations in Corneal Surgery: Beyond Penetrating Keratoplasty 2008

Steve C. Schallhorn, MD

Refractive Surgery in the Naval Aviator 2007

Stephen S. Lane, MD

The Convergence of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2006

Graham D. Barrett, FRANZCO

Improving Safety and Efficacy in Phacoemulsification: A Matter of Balance 2005

Roger F. Steinert, MD

The Pursuit of Perfect Vision: Ophthalmology’s Holy Grail 2004

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

The Correction of Presbyopia with Intraocular and Intracorneal Lenses: A Surgeon’s Perspective 2003

Marguerite B. McDonald, MD

Refractive Surgery: The Next Generation 2001

Robert H. Osher, MD

Surgical Triumph Over a Variety of Challenging Cataracts 2000

Walter J. Stark, MD

Intraocular Lens Complications: A 20-Year Perspective 1999

Samuel Masket, MD

Small-Incision Cataract Surgery Challenges 1998

Kenneth J. Hoffer, MD

Clinical Research in Private Practice 1997

Kensaku Miyake, MD

Longstanding Pseudophakic Retina: What Are the Physiological Consequences? 1996

Theo Seiler, MD

Infrared Lasers—The Next Generation of Refractive Lasers? 1995

Howard V. Gimbel, MD

Pediatric Cataract Extraction with Intraocular Lens Implantation—Management of the Posterior Capsule 1994

Douglas D. Koch, MD

Laser Thermal Keratoplasty 1993

Jack T. Holladay, MD

Future Trends in IOL Design and Power Calculations and Diagnostic Tests for the Cataract Surgeon" 1992

Stephen L. Trokel, MD

Excimer Corneal Surgery: Progress and Prospects 1991

Stephen A. Obstbaum, MD

The Biological Behavior of Implanted PMMA Intraocular Lenses 1990

Charles D. Kelman, MD

Reflections and Directions 1989

David J. Apple, MD

Modern Cataract Surgery: Everything is Relative 1988

Richard P. Kratz, MD

The Leading Edge 1987

Endre A. Balazs, MD

Viscosurgery in the Eye 1986

Henry M. Clayman, MD

Ultraviolet Filtering Chromophores 1985

Edward Epstein, MD

The Changing Face of Implants 1984

Robert C. Drews, MD


Lens Implant Quality and Changing Indications 1982

D. Peter Choyce, MD, FRCS

Anterior Chamber Implants 1955-1981: A Personal View 1981

Henry Hirschman, MD

Future of IOL Implant 1979

Miles A. Galin, MD

Intraocular lenses: Experimental Cataract Surgery and Experimental Cataract Surgery: Electron Microscopy 1978

Norman S. Jaffe, MD

Results of Intraocular Lens Implants, the Third Binkhorst Lecture 1977

Jan G. F. Worst, MD


Cornelius D. Binkhorst, MD


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