Eye health hero to be honoured at IAPB

April 24, 2012

Dr Albrecht Hennig, inventor of the 'Fish Hook Technique' for cataract surgery, will be one of the 'Eye Health Heroes' honoured at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 2012 9th General Assembly.

Dr Albrecht Hennig, inventor of the 'Fish Hook Technique' for cataract surgery, will be one of the 'Eye Health Heroes' honoured at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 2012 9th General Assembly.

The event, to be held in Hyderbad, India from 17–20 September, will play host to a plethora of eyecare professionals including Dr Hennig who runs the Sagarmantha Choudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH), Lahan, Nepal.

Dr Hennig has heavily contributed towards reducing blindness in Nepal with a 79% decrease in the Sagarmatha Zone and a 65% decrease in the Koshi Zone. The SCEH was primarily a 12-bed hospital, but today it has blossomed into a network of two high-volume hospitals and eight eye care centres.

Dr Hennig has completed over 115,000 cataract surgeries on both adults and children. He said, "Seeing this positive change in children and knowing that with their improved vision they will have better chances in life is my biggest reward."

In addition to this, there will be a large scientific program featuring 40 courses, keynote lectures and symposia, as well as a trade exhibition.

To register your place at the IAPB and take advantage of a special discount please visit www.9ga.iapb.org