Chang, a renowned specialist in vitreoretinal disorders and surgery, is
the 2022 recipient of the prestigious ICO Gonin Medal. This honour is
awarded every four years to an individual who has made extraordinary
contributions to the field of retina.
Prof. Chang is the K.K. Tse and Ku Teh Ying Professor of Ophthalmology at
Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and the former Edward
S. Harkness Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at
Columbia University Medical Center. He has pioneered many of the surgical
techniques currently used, including revolutionary approaches for
complicated retinal detachments that have improved outcomes for patients
On March 24th, 2022, at a Gonin Medal Ceremony held at the University of
Lausanne in Switzerland, the diploma of the Gonin Medal was
presented to Prof. Chang. Addresses were delivered by Prof. Neeru Gupta,
ICO President; Prof. Frédéric Herman, Rector of the University of
Lausanne; and Prof. Thomas J. Wolfensberger, Medical Director and
Chief of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin,
University of Lausanne, and organizer of the meeting. Prof. Chang
delivered a lecture entitled “The Evolution of Retinal Detachment Surgery
after Jules Gonin”.
As the ICO Gonin Medal recipient, Prof. Chang will be officially
recognized by the ICO for outstanding contributions to ophthalmology at
the Opening Ceremony of the 2022 World Ophthalmology Congress on
September 9th, 2022.
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