Bochum, Germany 8th March 2014: During the 28th annual meeting of the German-speaking Society of Intraocular Lens Implantation, Interventional and Refractive Surgery (DGII)* the award for “Best paper of the Session” in the Second Scientific Sessions on Presbyopia went to Dr. Mary Safwat Aziz Attia, Assistant Doctor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the Heidelberg University Clinic.
Mary’s scientific paper “Evaluation of Visual Acuity Results and Reading Performance using the Salzburg Reading Desk After Implantation of a trifocal IOL” reported on research carried out in the David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology in Heidelberg. The Salzburg Reading Desk© (SRD) is a specially-designed instrument that helps investigators assess a patient’s reading acuity, reading speed and visual function. The instrument simulates a natural reading environment and calculates acuity as distance corrected logMAR and reading speed under various illumination and contrast levels. It is a helpful tool in assessing Multifocal IOL patients.
Dr. Attia – originally from Egypt has been carrying out research in the Heidelberg Eye Department and the Apple Lab since June 2013.
* DGII: Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Intraokularlinsen-Implantation, Interventionelle und Refraktive Chirurgie