Awards, Prizes and Distinctions

NIIOS and MHR listed as expertise center for corneal transplantation

In a recently announced ranking based on more than 5000 articles published since 2010, NIIOS/MHR was the only Dutch institute among the Top 10 expertise institutions for corneal transplantation. A great acknowledgement of the ground-breaking work of Dr. Gerrit Melles and the entire NIIOS/AER/MHR team.

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Dr. Melles receives Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship

On October 9, 2020 during the Vision 2020 Online Congress at Hamilton Eye Institute in Memphis, Tennessee (USA) Dr. Gerrit Melles was honoured with the Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship and gave a keratoplasty lecture with an update on DMEK and Bowman layer transplantation.

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Dr. Melles receives the 2020 Bressler Prize in Vision Science

The Lighthouse Guild has announced Dr. Gerrit Melles as the recipient of the 2020 Bressler Prize in Vision Science. This award recognizes a vision clinician or scientist whose leadership, research and service have led to substantive advancements in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease, or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss.

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Power list Ophthalmology 2020

The annual Power List provided by ‘The Ophthalmologist’ acknowledges the achievements of the most influential figures in ophthalmology and we are honoured that Dr. Gerrit Melles has been included in the Power List 2020.

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Dr. Melles receives the 2019 Tilanus medal

In November 2019, Dr. Gerrit Melles received the Tilanus Medal that is awarded once every 10 years by the Dutch ‘Genootschap ter Bevordering van Natuur-, Genees- en Heelkunde’ for exceptional and ground-breaking contributions to the field of medicine. Dr. Melles received this award in recognition of his development of lamellar keratoplasty techniques.

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Power list Ophthalmology 2018

We are honoured that Dr. Gerrit Melles has been included in the Power List 2018 of ophthalmologists. This annual list is provided by ‘The Ophthalmologist’ to ackowledge the achievements of the most influential figures in ophthalmology.

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Science Award 2018 of the German Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

On February 16th, 2018, Dr. Gerrit Melles was honoured with the Science Award of the German Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery for his lifetime achievements. The Award was presented by Prof. Dr. Burkhard Dick, during the society’s annual meeting in Dresden, Germany.

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Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research 2017

Dr. Gerrit Melles was awarded the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research 2017 for his contribution of exceptional importance to vision science. He was selected by an international panel of scientists and physicians, independent of the Helen Keller Foundation. For further information, please visit the website of the Helen Keller Foundation.

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2017 Research Award of the German Ophthalmic Surgeons

Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons, Nürnberg, Germany

NO. 11 in Power List – Top 100 most influential people in ophthalmology

The Ophthalmologist, United Kingdom
2016

Dastgheib Pioneer Award in Ocular Innovation

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC, USA
2015

S.I.C.S.S.O. Award 2015

Società Italiana Cellule Staminali Superficie Oculare, Lecce, Italy
2015

Guest of Honor at 750th Meeting of New England Ophthalmological Society

New England Ophthalmological Society, Boston, USA
2014

5th Optic Lecture of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2013

13th Montgomery Lecture of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists, Dublin, Ireland
2013

Ridley-Lecture at 25th DOC Congress

DOC Congress, Nuernberg, Germany 2012

Membership of Honor

El Instituto Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain
2010

Dr. Eduard Konrad Zirm Award

Rohovkovy Kongres, Prague, Czech Republic
2009

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award

2009

Charles W. Tillett, MD Lecture

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
2008

Mediglia d’Oro (Golden Medal) at 7th SITRAC Congress

SITRAC Congress, Milan, Italy
2008

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award

2005