The award was presented to Prof. Grzybowski during a meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the most important ophthalmology conference in the world, which was held in New Orleans from 12 to 15 November.
“This is a great joy for me. The International Society of Refractive Surgery ISRS is a partner of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and comprises members from over 90 countries. It hosts the most important meeting of cataract and refractive surgery specialists during the AAO-Subspeciality Refractive Day organised by the Society. I am the first Pole to be awarded by this society,” says Prof. Grzybowski.
Prof. Andrzej Grzybowski is the head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the UWM Faculty of Medicine and the only Polish ophthalmologist on the list of the top 2% of the world's most recognised scientists compiled by Stanford University. This February, Prof. Grzybowski was awarded by the Minister of Education and Science for significant scientific achievements. He is involved in the preparation of myopia treatment standards for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Society of Ophthalmology. Recently, the Springer Publishing Company published a book edited by Prof. Grzybowski, Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology.According to the Expertscape Worldwide ranking, the professor was ranked No. 1 in the world for cataract treatment and No. 2 in the world for cataract surgery. Prof. Grzybowski is also a recognised historian of medicine, particularly in ophthalmology. He has also published in scientific journals and won several international awards in this field. The Wielkopolska Chamber of Physicians and Dentists recently awarded him a prize for his contribution to the promotion of historical memory.