PAST HONORARY LECTURES AND MEDAL WINNERS

Montgomery Lectures and Lecturers

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 2016 "Accepting the unacceptable: Prevention and Treatment of Rejection of Donor Cornea"
    Mr Frank Larkin (London)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 2015 "One Design with Multiple Derivations"
    Prof dr. Marie-José Tassignon (Belgium)
  • 2014 "Physics in Everyday Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery"
    Prof David Wong (Hong Kong)
  • 2013 "Ophthalmoscopy in the 21st century"
    Prof Nancy Newman (Atlanta)
  • 2012 "Endothelial Keratoplasty: DMEK or DMET - what if Fuchs endothelial dystrophy does not exist?"
    Dr Gerrit Melles (Amsterdam)
  • 2011 "Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Diabetic Retinopathy"
    Prof Loyd Paul Aiello (Boston)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 2010 The Lecture was not held due to the untimely death of Mr John Lee
  • 2009 "Practical Thoughts on how we Doctors can Best Help our Patients, Ourselves and the World”
    Dr Geroge Spaeth (Philadelphia)
  • 2008 "Normal tension Glaucoma-does it exist?"
    Prof Roger Hitchings (London)
  • 2007 "Is there any Room for Surgery in AMD Treatment now?"
    Prof Dr Bernd Kirchhof (Dusseldorf)
  • 2006 "Developmental Eyelid Abnormalities"
    Mr Richard Collin (London)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 2005 "Biological Treatments of AMD"
    Prof. Alan Bird (London)
  • 2004 "Age – related maculopathy: New aspects of pathogenesis, prevention and treatment"
    Prof. Peter Wiedemann (Leipzig)
  • 2003 "Advances in the Diagnosis & Management Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistulas"
    Prof. Neil Miller (Baltimore)
  • 2002 "What’s new in Ocular Tumours and Pseudotumours?"
    Dr. Jerry A. Shields (Philadelphia)
  • 2001 "Pathogenesis of Glautomatous Damage"
    J. Flammer, (Basle)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 2000 "Blindness Prevention: From Science to Policy"
    A. Sommer (Boston)
  • 1999 "Unnatural Injuries "
    D. Taylor (London)
  • 1998 "Refractive Surgery – A replacement for Spectacles!"
    Patrick I. Condon(Waterford)
  • 1997 "Meningiomas of the Anterior Visual System"
    Michael Sanders, (London)
  • 1996 "Graves Eye Disease"
    Patricia Kendall-Taylor (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1995 "Degenerative Retinal Disease: Towards Gene Therapy"
    Peter Humphries (Dublin)
  • 1994 "Complications of Diabetic Vitrectomy"
    David McLeod (Manchester)
  • 1993 "From the Eyelids to Cranio-Facial Surgery"
    Paul Tessier (Paris)
  • 1992 "Modern Lens Surgery"
    Thomas Neuhann, (Munich)
  • 1991 "Understanding Amblyopia"
    Colin Blakemore (Oxford)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1990 "Some Factors Affecting the Visual Outcome of Corneal Transplantations"
    Douglas John Coster (Adelaide)
  • 1989 "Uveal Effusion"
    Jean Jacques de Laey (Ghent)
  • 1988 "The Management of Diabetic Retinopathy"
    Matthew D. Davis (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • 1987 "Refractive Surgery"
    Herbert Kaufman (New Orleans)
  • 1986 "Radiation Retinopathy"
    Desmond Archer (Belfast)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1985 "The Lens Capsule: Structure, Anterior Capsulectomy and Lens Implantation"
    Robert Drews (Clayton)
  • 1984 "Sub-Retinal Neovascularization in Senile Macular Degeneration"
    Gabriel Coscas (Paris)
  • 1983 "Goniotomy in the Treatment of Isolated Trabeculodysgenesis"
    Robert Shaffer (San Francisco)
  • 1982 "Early Vitrectomy in the Management of Vasoproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy"
    Michael O’Shea (Toronto)
  • 1981 "Communication in Ophthalmology"
    Geraoid P. Crookes (Dublin)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1980 "Endocrine Ophthalmopathy"
    Andreas Bouzas (Athens)
  • 1979 "Metallosis Oculi"
    Helmut Neubauer (Cologne)
  • 1978 "Modern Trends in Retinal Detachment Surgery"
    G. Meyer Schwickerath (Essen)
  • 1977 "Curious Colobomata"
    Joan Mullaney (Dublin)
  • 1976 "New Methods in the Operative Treatment of Glaucoma"
    Heinrich Harms (Tubingen)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1975 "Changing Concepts as to Prognosis and Management of Small Malignant Melanomas of the Choroid"
    Lorenz Zimmerman (Washington)
  • 1974 "The Lower Visual Field and Its Importance to Man"
    Stephen Miller (London)
  • 1973 "Vascular Basement Membrane Changes in Diabetic Retinopathy"
    Norman Ashton (London)
  • 1972 "Orbital Fractures"
    G. M. Bleeker (Amsterdam)
  • 1971 "Modern Problems in Glaucoma"
    Philip Jameson-Evans (Birmingham)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1970 "Plastic Surgery and the Eye"
    J. B. Prendiville (Dublin)
  • 1969 "Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus"
    Harold G. Schere (Philadelphia)
  • 1968 "Uveitis - Immunopathy or Infection"
    David Geraint James (London)
  • 1967 "Cataract in General Disease"
    Gunnar Von Bahr (Uppsala)
  • 1966 "Some Aspects of Corneal Wound Healing"
    Frank Newell (Chicago)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1965 "Change versus Progress in Ophthalmological Surgical Techniques of the Last Ten Years"
    John Foster (Leeds)
  • 1964 "Ophthalmic Manifestations of Bilateral, Non-Occipital Lesions of the Cerebrum"
    David Cogan (Boston)
  • 1963 "Ocular Manifestations of Diabetic Angiopathy"
    Knud Lundbaech (Aarhus)
  • 1962 "Modern Trends In Cataract Surgery"
    Algernon Reese (New York)
  • 1961 "Malignant Uveal Melanomata"
    J. Francois (Ghent)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1960 "The Diagnostic Value of the Biomicroscopy of the Posterior Parts of the Eye"
    H. Goldmann (Berne)
  • 1959 "The History of Ophthalmology in Ireland"
    L. B. Somerville-Large (Dublin)
  • 1958 "Gross and Minute Defects of the Germ Cells and Clinical Ophthalmology"
    A. Hagedoorn (Amsterdam)
  • 1957 "Third Nerve Regeneration - Clinical Evaluation"
    Frank B. Walsh (Baltimore)
  • 1956 "Etiology and Pathogeny of Uveitis"
    Moacyr E. Alvero (San Paulo)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1955 "The Problem of Orbital Implants after Enucleation"
    H. Arruga (Barcelona)
  • 1954 "Some New Contributions to the Diagnostic Problems of Glaucoma"
    G. B. Bietti (Parma)
  • 1953 "The Early Symptoms of Macular Disease"
    Marc Amsler (Zurich)
  • 1952 "Diffuse Collagenous Diseases with Ocular Complications"
    Derrick Vail (Chicago)
  • 1951 "The Surgical Treatment of Detachment of the Retina, with Special Reference to the Treatment of Recurrence"
    H. J. M. Weve (Utrecht)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1950 No Lecture
  • 1949 "The Preparation of the Whole Patient for Cataract Surgery"
    Daniel B. Kirby (New York)
  • 1948 No Lecture
  • 1947 "The Problems of Sympathetic Ophthalmia"
    Bernard R. Samuels (New York)
  • 1946 "Ophthalmological Aspects of Malnutrition"
    Stewart Duke-Elder (London)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1945 "Retinal Vascular Sclerosis"
    W. Dermot O’Donoghue (Dublin)
  • 1944 "The Social and Medical Problems of Phlyctenular Disease in Dublin"
    J. B. McArevey (Dublin)
  • 1943 "The Sources, Distribution and Disposal of the Blood in Ocular Haemorrhage"
    A. J. Ballantyne (Glasgow)
  • 1942 "Studies in Night Vision and Night Visual Judgement as It Concerns the Ophthalmology of Flying"
    P. C. Livingston (London)
  • 1941 "The Clinical Pathology of Fundus Lesions"
    Arnold Sorsby (London)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1940 "Pituitary Tumours: Ocular and Surgical Aspects"
    Adams A. McConnell (Dublin)
  • 1939 "The Causes, Preve ntion and Treatment of Spontaneous Retinal Detachment"
    Karl Lindner (Vienna)
  • 1938 "Lesions Affecting the Visual Pathway and their Relation to Neurosurgery"
    Alan J. Mooney (Dublin)
  • 1937 "The Aetiology and Treatment of Convergent Concomitant Strabismus"
    S. B. Alabaster (Birmingham)
  • 1936 "Transplantation of the Cornea"
    J. W. Tudor Thomas (Cardiff)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1935 "Some Aspects of Glaucoma"
    R. Affleck Greeves (London)
  • 1934 "The Bearing of Embryology on Clinical Diagnosis"
    Ida Mann (London)
  • 1933 "Some Impressions derived from my Experience of Cataract Work"
    Robert E. Wright (London)
  • 1932 "Modern Developments in Cataract Extraction"
    Maurice H. Whiting (London)
  • 1931 "The Modern Treatment of Traumatic and Spontaneous Detachment of the Retina"
    Charles B. Goulden (London)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1930 "The Trachoma Problem"
    Francis J. Lavery (Dublin)
  • 1929 "The Contribution of the Slit-Lamp to Ophthalmology"
    Louis E. J. Werner (Dublin)
  • 1928 "Some Medico- Legal Aspects of Ophthalmology"
    Robert J. Coulter (Newport, Mon.)
  • 1927 "The Retinitis of Arterio-Sclerosis and Its Relation to the Retinitis of Renal Disease and Cerebral Vascular Disease"
    Robert Foster Moore (London)
  • 1926 "Observations on the use of the Slit- Lamp"
    Thomas Harrison Butler (Birmingham)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1925 "Accommodation"
    Charles B. Goulden (London)
  • 1924 "The Evolution of Pupillary Reactions"
    E. Treacher Collins (London)
  • 1923 "The Movements of the Eyes"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)
  • 1922 "(ii)The Influence of Vision in the Development of Man’s Intellectual Powers"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)
  • 1921 "(i)The Influence of Vision in the Development of Man’s Intellectual Powers"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)

University of Dublin, Trinity College

  • 1920 "Disturbance of Visual Space Perception"
    Gordon M. Holmes (London)
  • 1919 "The Cortical Localization of Vision"
    Gordon M. Holmes (London)
  • 1918 "A Survey of Cases of Concomitant Squint in the Practice of the late Mr. P. W. Maxwell"
    Euphan M. Maxwell (Dublin)
  • 1917 "Observations on Eye Conditions met with in Malta in 1916-1917"
    Euphan M. Maxwell (Dublin)
  • 1916 "Diagnosis in Uveitis"
    Euphan M. Maxwell (Dublin)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  • 1925 "Accommodation"
    Charles B. Goulden (London)
  • 1924 "The Evolution of Pupillary Reactions"
    E. Treacher Collins (London)
  • 1923 "The Movements of the Eyes"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)
  • 1922 "(ii)The Influence of Vision in the Development of Man’s Intellectual Powers"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)
  • 1921 "(i)The Influence of Vision in the Development of Man’s Intellectual Powers"
    Grafton Elliott Smith (London)

Mooney Lecture and Lecturers

  • 2017 "Climbing the Glaucoma Mountain – Future Challenges and Opportunities"
    Prof. Jonathan Crowston (Melbourne)
  • 2016 "Regulation of Corneal Inflammation and Immunity"
    Prof. Reza Dana (Massachusetts)
  • 2015 "New Directions in the Management of Diabetic Retinopathy"
    Mr Simon Harding (Liverpool)
  • 2014 "MERSI Guidelines for a Preferred Practice Pattern for the Care of Patients with Recurrent or Steroid-Dependent Uveitis"
    Prof Stephen Foster (Massachusetts)
  • 2013 "Trans-synaptic Degeneration in the Human Visual System"
    Dr Gordon Plant (London)
  • 2012 "Retinal Oximetry in Health & Disease"
    Prof Einar Steffanson (Reykjavik, Iceland)
  • 2011 "OCT Application in Developing Eyes"
    Prof Cindy Toth (North Carolina)
  • 2010 "The Link between Infection and Uveitis"
    Prof John Forrester (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • 2009 "Evolving Concepts in Pharmacologic Vitreolysis"
    Dr Brooks W. McCuen (North Carolina)
  • 2008 "An Update on Amblyopia"
    Prof Gunther von Noorden (Houston)
  • 2007 "Wavefront-Guided Refractive Surgery: Advances and Impediments"
    Dr Dimitri Azar (Chicago)
  • 2006 "Reconstruction of the Anterior Segment"
    Mr Bruce Noble (Yorkshire)
  • 2005 "Challenging Cases and the Management of Complication during Cataract Surgery"
    Mr. Robert Osher (Cincinnati)
  • 2004 "The Twist and Turn of Macular Surgery"
    Mr. David Wong (Liverpool)
  • 2003 "Worldwide Eye Disease – It’s Prevention and Treatment"
    Professor Gordon Johnson
  • 2002 "What is Neuro-Ophthalmology?"
    Professor Peter Eustace, (Dublin)

Barbara Knox Medal Winners

  • 2017 "Comparing the Effectiveness and Tolerability of Preservative-Free Tafluprost Versus Preserved Latanoprost in the Management of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension"
    D. Brinkman
  • 2016 "Design of Nanoparticle- based MicroRNA Therapeutics in Sjöaut;gren's Syndrome"
    Prof. Reza Dana (Massachusetts)
  • 2015 "Pellino3 as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome Related Dry Eyes"
    Q. Pilson
  • 2014 "A Molecular Analysis of Human Lamina Cribrosa and Trabecular Meshwork Cell Behaviours as Determined by the Surrounding Extracellular Matrix"
    D Wallace
  • 2013 "The Dublin Uveitis Evaluation Tool (DUET) – an Algorithm for Earlier Diagnosis of Spondyloarthropathies by Ophthalmologists in Acute Anterior Uveitis"
    M. O Rourke
  • 2012 "Proteomic Research in Uveal Melanoma"
    P. Ramasamay
  • 2011 "Prognostic Indicators and Outcome Measures for Surgical Removal of Symptomatic Non-Advanced Cataract"
    S. Charlampidou
  • 2010 "Epidemiology And Clinical Associations Of Primary Retinal Detachment In Scotland: 2 Years Of Prospective Recruitment"
  • 2009 "The Effects Of Acute Cigarette Smoke Exposure on Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells (Arpe-19)"
    S. Ni Dhughbhaill
  • 2008 "A Retrospective Study of the Paediatric Practice of one Community Ophthalmologist Over Seventeen Years in Cavan"
    A. Blake
  • 2007 "MRI as a Novel Non-Invasive Method for In Vivo Tracking of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in a Model of Choroidal Neovascularisation"
    D. Kent
  • 2006 "Surviving Expression & Prognostic Significance in Chorodial Melanoma"
    C. Cleary
  • 2005 "A Randomized Placebo Controlled Double-Masked Phase 3 Study of the Treatment of Subfoveal Predominantly Occult Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Secondary to Age -Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) using Transpupillary Thermotherapy (TTT)"
    A. Hogan
  • 2004 "Correlation of Central Corneal Thickness with vascular risk factors in Normal Tension Glaucoma"
    A. Doyle
  • 2003 "Macular Pigment Optical Density and Dietary Intake of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Healthy Subjects"
    J. Nolan
  • 2002 "Incubation with Endogenous Retinal Antioxidants Inhibits Chemokine Release by PRE in an In-Vitro Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration"
    G.T. Higgins

Sir William Wilde Medal

  • 2016 "Workings of the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Application for Smart Phones"
    P. Murtagh
  • 2015 "Visual and Refractive Outcomes in Patients with High Astigmatism Following Cataract Surgery with Toric Lens Implantation"
    L. Kobaytor
  • 2014 "Ocriplasmin in the Treatment of Vitreomacular Traction and Macular Holes"
    L. Hendricks
  • 2013 "To Evaluate Endothelial Cell Count Loss after Five Years Following Phakic Intraocular Lens Insertion"
    C. Baily
  • 2012 "Childhood Craniopharyngiomas; the Irish Experience"
    L. McAnena
  • 2011 "Genomic Medicine and Stargardt Disease "
    D. Armstrong
  • 2010 "Prediction of Effective Lens Position Using A Method Independent Of Preoperative Keratometry Readings"
    I. Dooley
  • 2009 "A Cellular Model of Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystophy"
    C Kelliher
  • 2008 "Age Dependent Rat Retinal Ganglion Cell (Rgc) Susceptibility To Apoptotic Stimuli: Implications For Glaucoma Research "
    M Guerin
  • 2007 "Visual Outcomes and Graft Survival following Corneal Transplants: the need for an Irish National Corneal Transplant Registry"
    M Guerin
  • 2006 "The Role of Sonic Hedgehog Protein in Ethanol-Induced Ocular Teratogenesis"
    K. Kennelly
  • 2005 "The Photopic and Scotopic Visual Thresholds in Eyes with Solar Retinopathy: a Comparison with the Anatomical Damage"
    L O’Toole
  • 2004 "Investigation and Management of Epidemic Intraocular Lens Opacifcation"
    R Altaie
  • 2003 "Exposure of Photoreceptor Outer Segments to Blue Light Induces a Pro-Angiogentic Response from the Retinal Pigment Epithelium"
    E. Cosgrave
  • 2002 "Gene Expression in Diabetic Reinopathy"
    R. Kane
  • 2001 "Ocular Toxoplamosis-Pathogenesis Revisited"
    H. McLoone
  • 2000 "The Effects Of Topical Anti-Glaucoma Medications On The Ciliary And Optic Nerve Head Arterioles In The Rat Eye"
    S. Byrne