The Challenge of Choosing the Right IOL Power

Oliver Findl, MD, MBA FEBO
ASCRS Opening General Session
Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. – noon

The Binkhorst Lecture

ASCRS established the Binkhorst Lecture and Medal to honor Cornelius D. Binkhorst for his pioneering work with intraocular lenses (IOLs). Each year since 1975, ASCRS has conferred the Binkhorst Medal on an individual whose career has made significant contributions to the science and practice of ophthalmology and established that person among the world’s most prominent ophthalmologists.

Biographical Information

Oliver Findl, MD is professor of ophthalmology and chairs the Department of Ophthalmology at the Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria. He founded and heads the Vienna Institute for Research in Ocular Surgery (VIROS).

Dr. Findl completed a research fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston and completed both his residency and an anterior segment surgery fellowship at the Medical University of Vienna. He was also a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London for several years.

His research interests are in the fields of posterior capsule opacification, optical biometry and the pathogenesis of myopia. He has authored over 250 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and is currently the secretary of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), as well as the treasurer of the Austrian Ophthalmological Society.



Previous Lecturers

  • Boris E. Malyugin, MD, PhD, 2017
  • R. Doyle Stulting, MD, PhD, 2016
  • Donald T.H. Tan, FRCS, 2015
  • Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, 2014
  • Nick Mamalis, MD, 2013
  • Randall J. Olson, MD, 2012
  • Abhay R. Vasavada, MS, FRCS, 2011
  • I. Howard Fine, MD, 2010
  • David F. Chang, MD, 2009
  • Edward J. Holland, MD, 2008
  • Steve C. Schallhorn, MD, 2007
  • Stephen S. Lane, MD, 2006
  • Graham D. Barrett, FRACO, 2005