Mr Sheraz Daya honoured with the Whitney G Sampson Lecture in New Orleans

Medical Director of Centre for Sight UK Mr Sheraz Daya, was privileged to deliver the prestigious Whitney G Sampson lecture on Sunday 12th November 2017 at the Annual conference of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in New Orleans, USA.

Mr Daya spoke about the boundaries of Corneal surgery and elaborated on how alternative techniques could be used to deal with Corneal problems.

Sheraz Daya delivering the Whitney G Sampson lecture

Mr Sheraz Daya was presented with the Whitney G Sampson Lecture award by the President of CLAO (The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists) Dr Deepinder Dhaliwal following the Whitney G Sampson Lecture.

The presentation covered innovative techniques involving quite challenging surgery the intent of which was to provide patients with better long term outcomes and survival of vision.

The title of the lecture curiously named “Corneal Crescents, Wedges and Patches “certainly piqued the interest of attendees who were treated to a series of videos and unusual techniques many of which were developed by Sheraz Daya to treat extremely difficult and challenging corneal problems.  Several have been published by Mr. Daya in the ophthalmic literature and in use by corneal surgeons internationally.

The Whitney G Sampson lecture, one of 9 eponymous lectures at the annual conference is sponsored by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO). The origin of the lecture is from Dr Whitney G Sampson who was honoured a lectureship in his name in 1988, for his outstanding contributions to Ophthalmology.

Sheraz Daya in the Whitney G Sampson lecture programme

Author Information

Authored by Sheraz Daya MD FACP FACS FRCS(Ed) FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Medical Director, June 2019.

Next review due June 2020.