Hamilton Eye Institute To Host 13th Ridley Professorship

Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7 PM


Robert H. Osher, MDFeaturing World-Renowned Cataract Surgeon

Robert H. Osher, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio


On October 23, 2014, at 7 PM, the Hamilton Eye Institute (HEI) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will host the thirteenth annual Sir Harold Ridley Distinguished Visiting Professorship for Creativity and Innovation in Medicine and Ophthalmology, a black-tie event held annually at the HEI Freeman Auditorium.

This year, the Ridley Lecture will be delivered by Robert H. Osher, MD, who has achieved worldwide recognition as a leader in cataract surgery. He has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments used in cataract surgery, in addition to developing new techniques in this subspecialty. Dr. Osher's surgical videos have won first-prize honors at the American, European, Asian and South American Cataract Societies and he has been awarded the coveted Grand Prize in both the ASCRS and ESCRS International competitions. His lectures have been presented in more than 35 countries.

The "Ridley Lecture" was created by Jerre M. Freeman, MD, clinical professor of ophthalmology at UTHSC.  He established this professorship to celebrate the careers of people who have led the way in changing the face of American medicine. The keynote lecturer receives the “Ridley Medal” for exemplifying the ideals emblazoned thereupon: "Creativity, Innovation, Perseverance, Productivity."

RSVP to Debra Trapp at (901) 448-5492.
For more information, please contact the Hamilton Eye Institute at (901) 448-5883