NEW YORK — The 2019 Waring Medal was awarded to Hamed Hatami-Marbini, PhD, for his study on the influence of microstructure on the stiffening effects of corneal cross-linking.
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, presented the award for editorial excellence to Hatami-Marbini for his significant contribution to the Journal of Refractive Surgery.
“I would like to thank our selection committee for bestowing this honor on me. It was great, and a great surprise,” Hatami-Marbini said at OSN New York 2019.
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, presents the 2019 Waring Medal to Hamed Hatami-Marbini, PhD, at OSN New York.
Source: George O. Waring IV
Hatami-Marbini’s study, “Influence of microstructure on stiffening effects of corneal cross-linking treatment,” investigated the stiffening effects of cross-linking on tensile properties of anterior and posterior corneal flaps. Hatami-Marbini and colleagues found the stiffening effects depend significantly on the composition and microstructure of corneal extracellular matrix.
Hatami-Marbini said the next step in his research will be to address the same issue on the diseased tissue of corneas with keratoconus. – by Robert Linnehan
Hatami-Marbini H. Waring Medal presentation. Presented at: OSN New York 2019; Nov. 15-17, 2019; New York.
Disclosure: Hatami-Marbini reports no relevant financial disclosures.