ICO and MEACO Awards Recognize Achievement
In recognition of their pioneering work in ophthalmology and significant contributions to global eye care, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) recognized distinguished ophthalmologists at the World Ophthalmology Congress ® (WOC2012).
Awarded by the ICO:
Bietti Medal - Recognizes an ophthalmologist who facilitates international communications in the ophthalmic community.
- Rosario Brancato, MD
Tadeusz Krwawicz Gold Medal - Recognizes an ophthalmologist who has made advances in diseases of the anterior segment and/or introduction of new technologies as well as having advanced international relationships among ophthalmologists.
Alan Charles Bird, MD
- Alan Charles Bird, MD
G.O.H. Naumann Award - Recognizes an ophthalmologist who is a leader of an ICO Member society and has made a significant contribution to global eye care.
- Shigeaki Ohno, MD, PhD
Peter Watson Award – Recognizes an ICO Examinations candidate for the most outstanding performance on both the Clinical Sciences and the Basic Sciences Examinations.
- Eduardo Navajas, MD (2010)
- Mehran Zarei Ghanavati, MD (2011)
Awarded by MEACO:
MEACO Lifetime Achievement Award - For regionally and internationally recognized contributions and longstanding dedication to the improvement of ophthalmology and ophthalmic care.
- HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and
- Akef El-Maghraby, MD
Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award - For an ophthalmologist who has substantially contributed to Prevention of Blindness in the developing world.
- Daniel Etya’ale, MD
El-Maghraby International Award - For an international ophthalmologist for his contribution towards the advancement and improvement in ophthalmology.
- Robert Ritch, MD
MEACO Distinction Award – For an ophthalmologist from the Middle East and Africa regions who, by his distinction, leadership and teaching, has contributed most to the development of international relations and collaboration between ophthalmologists, and who has contributed to the advancement of ophthalmology in his or her country or the region.
- Osama Ibrahim, MD