Contributor Awards 

Troutman Prize

Troutman Prize

For more than 20 years, the Troutman Prize has stood for excellence. With a $5,000 prize, it encourages and rewards outstanding contributions to literature by a clinician or vision scientist. The award stands as a tradition to honor Richard Troutman, MD. We encourage young authors to contribute articles to the Journal of Refractive Surgery to further shape the hallmark of the Troutman Prize. The winner will be announced at the ISRS fall meeting.

Open to ISRS members 45 years of age or younger.

Waring Medal

Waring Medal

The Waring Medal for editorial excellence is awarded to an author who has made a significant contribution to the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Sponsored by SLACK Incorporated, the award consists of a medal and a $5,000 prize. The medal represents the tenure and contributions of George O. Waring, III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Refractive Surgery from 1989 to 2010.

The award is open to all authors regardless of age, professional degree, or academic/institutional affiliation. Authors are encouraged to submit their articles to the Journal to be considered for this distinguished award.

For more information about these awards, contact:
J. Bradley Randleman, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Refractive Surgery

Previous Troutman Prize winners:

2020 – Pooja Khamar, MD, Bangalore, India
Biomechanics of LASIK Flap and SMILE Cap: A Prospective, Clinical Study; published in May 2019

2019 – Carla S. Medeiros, MD, Cleveland, Ohio
The Impact of Photorefractive Keratectomy and Mitomycin C on Corneal Nerves and Their Regeneration; published in December 2018

2018 – Yu Meng Wang, MMed, Hong Kong, China
Histological and microRNA Signatures of Corneal Epithelium in Keratoconus; published in March 2018

2017 – Riccardo Vinciguerra, MD, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Detection of Keratoconus With a New Biomechanical Index; published in December 2016

2016 – Sabine Kling, PhD, Geneva, Switzerland
Increased Biomechanical Efficacy of Corneal Cross-linking in Thin Corneas Due to Higher Oxygen Availability; published in December 2015

2015 – Olivier Richoz, MD-PhD, Geneva, Switzerland
Antibacterial Efficacy of Accelerated Photoactivated Chromophore for Keratitis–Corneal Collagen Cross-linking (PACK-CXL); published in December 2014

2014 – Brian K. Armstrong, MD, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Biological and Biomechanical Responses to Traditional Epithelium-Off and Transepithelial Riboflavin-UVA CXL Techniques in Rabbits; published in May 2013

2013 – David Smadja, MD, Bordeaux, France
Influence of the Reference Surface Shape for Discriminating Between Normal Corneas, Subclinical Keratoconus, and Keratoconus; published in April 2013

2012 – Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Short-term Cell Death and Inflammation After Intracorneal Inlay Implantation in Rabbits; published in February 2012

2011 – Bruno M. Fontes, MD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ocular Response Analyzer Measurements in Keratoconus with Normal Central Corneal Thickness Compared with Matched Normal Control Eyes; published in March 2011

2010 – Jens Bühren, MD, Frankfurt, Germany
Correlation of Aberrometry, Contrast Sensitivity, and Subjective Symptoms With Quality of Vision After LASIK; published in July 2009

2009 – Canan Asli Utine, MD, MSc, Istanbul, Turkey
LASIK in Children With Hyperopic Anisometropic Amblyopia; published in May 2008

2008 – José L. Rodríguez-Prats, MD, Alicante, Spain
Effect of Suction Ring Application During LASIK on Goblet Cell Density; published in June 2007

2007 – Ilpo S. Tuisku, MD, Helsinki, Finland
Dry Eye and Corneal Sensitivity After High Myopic LASIK; published in April 2007

2006 – Marcelo V. Netto, MD, São Paulo, Brazil
Wavefront Analysis in Normal Refractive Surgery Candidates; published in July 2005

2005 – Oliver Stachs, PhD, Rostock, Germany
Potentially Accommodating Intraocular Lenses – An In Vitro and In Vivo Study Using Three-dimensional High-frequency Ultrasound; published in January 2005

2004 – Che Connon, PhD, Wales, United Kingdom
Persistent Haze and Disorganization of Anterior Stromal Collagen Appear Unrelated Following Phototherapeutic Keratectomy; published May 2003

2003 – Michael Mrochen, PhD, Zurich, Switzerland
Aberration-sensing and Wavefront-guided Laser in situ Keratomileusis: Management of Decentered Ablation; published in July 2002

2002 – Yuval Domniz, MD, New South Wales, Australia
Recutting the Cornea Versus Lifting the Flap: Comparison of Two Enhancement Techniques Following Laser in situ Keratomileusis; published in September 2001

2001 – María José Ayala Espinosa, MD, PhD, Alicante, Spain
Laser in situ Keratomileusis to Correct Residual Myopia After Cataract Surgery; published in January 2001

2000 – Sabine Dausch, Nürnberg, Germany
Topography-controlled Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy; published in January 2000

1999 – Catharina Anna Eggink, MD, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Treatment of Hyperopia with Contact Ho:YAG Laser Thermal Keratoplasty; published in January 1999

1998 – Georges Baikoff, MD, and colleagues share prize, Marseille, France
Angle-fixated Anterior Chamber Phakic Intraocular Lens for Myopia of -7 to -19 Diopters; published in May 1998

1997 – Hans Dierick, MD, Leuven, Belgium, and Karen Ellingsen, BS, Spokane, Washington, USA
Topography of Rabbit Corneas after Photorefractive Keratectomy for Hyperopia Using Airborne Rotational Masks; published in November 1996

1996 – Walton Nosé, MD, São Paulo, Brazil
Intrastromal Corneal Ring: 12-month Sighted Myopic Eyes; published in January 1996

1995 – Monica Landesz, MD, PhD, Groningen, The Netherlands
Correction of High Myopia With the Worst Myopia Claw Intraocular Lens; published in January 1995

1994 – Neal Sher, MD, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Topical Diclofenac in the Treatment of Ocular Pain After Excimer Photorefractive Keratectomy; published in November 1993

1993 – Gabriel Simon, MD, PhD, Miami, Florida, USA
Optics of the Corneal Epithelium; published in January 1993

1992 – Christopher P. Lohmann, MD, PhD, London, United Kingdom
Corneal Light Scattering After Excimer Laser Photorefractive Keratectomy: The Objective Measurements of Haze; published in March 1992

Previous Waring Medal winners:

2020 – Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC, Montreal, Canada
Effect of Anterior Corneal Higher-Order Aberration Ablation Depth on Primary Topography-Guided LASIK Outcomes; published in December 2019

2019 – Hamed Hatami-Marbini, PhD, Chicago, Illinois
Influence of Microstructure on Stiffening Effects of Corneal Cross-linking Treatment; published in September 2018

2018 – Luca Gualdi, MD, Rome, Italy
Ciliary Muscle Electrostimulation to Restore Accommodation in Patients With Early Presbyopia: Preliminary Results; published in September 2017

2017 – Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, Chennai, India
Preliminary Evidence of Successful Near Vision Enhancement With a New Technique: PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule (PEARL) Corneal Inlay Using a SMILE Lenticule; published in April 2017

2016 – Stephen D. Klyce, PhD, FARVO, New York, New York
Screening Patients With Cataract for Premium IOL Candidacy Using Microperimetry; published in October 2015

2015 – Rie Ishii, MD, PhD, Kanagawa, Japan
Influence of Femtosecond Lenticule Extraction and Small Incision Lenticule Extraction on Corneal Nerve Density and Ocular Surface: A 1-Year Prospective, Confocal, Microscopic Study; published in January 2015

2014 – H. Burkhard Dick, MD, PhD, Bochum, Germany
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Without Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices; published in November 2013
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Small Pupils Using Mechanical Dilation Devices; published in December 2013
Primary Posterior Laser-Assisted Capsulotomy; published in February 2014
Intraocular Lens Fixated in the Anterior Capsulotomy Created in the Line of Sight by a Femtosecond Laser; published in March 2014

2013 – Jesper Ø. Hjortdal, MD, Aarhus, Denmark
Predictors for the Outcome of Small-incision Lenticule Extraction for Myopia; published in December 2012

2012 – Jorge L. Alió, MD, Alicante, Spain
Rotationally Asymmetric Multifocal IOL Implantation With and Without Capsular Tension Ring: Refractive and Visual Outcomes and Intraocular Optical Performance; published in April 2012

2011 – Paolo Vinciguerra, MD, Milan, Italy
Intra- and Postoperative Variation in Ocular Response Analyzer Parameters in Keratoconic Eyes After Corneal Cross-Linking; published in September 2010

2010 – Zoltan Nagy, MD, Budapest, Hungary
Initial Clinical Evaluation of an Intraocular Femtosecond Laser in Cataract Surgery; published in December 2009

2009 – Vinícius C. Ghanem, MD, Joinville, Brazil
Photorefractive Keratectomy and Butterfly Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis: A Prospective, Contralateral Study; published in September 2008
PRK and Butterfly LASEK: Prospective, Randomized, Contralateral Eye Comparison of Epithelial Healing and Ocular Discomfort; published in June 2008

2008 – Gholam A. Peyman, MD, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Cyclosporine 0.05% Ophthalmic Preparation to Aid Recovery From Loss of Corneal Sensitivity After LASIK; published in April 2008

2007 – Dan Z. Reinstein, MD, MA(Cantab), FRCSC, FRCOphth, London, United Kingdom
Evaluating Microkeratome Efficacy by 3D Corneal Lamellar Flap Thickness Accuracy and Reproducibility Using Artemis VHF Digital Ultrasound Arc-scanning; published in May 2006

2006 – Konrad Pesudovs, PhD, Bedford Park, South Australia (inaugural recipient)
A Quality of Life Comparison of People Wearing Spectacles or Contact Lenses or Having Undergone Refractive Surgery; published in January 2006

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