40th Annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer

Robert H Osher, MD


Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director, Emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute
Founder & Editor, Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Surgery

The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society is honored to welcome Robert Osher, MD as the 40th Annual Harvey E. Thorpe Lecturer. Dr. Osher is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s two highest honors, the prestigious Binkhorst Medal and the Innovator’s Award. He also has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Kelman Award, the highest honor given to a cataract surgeon by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and more recently the Kelman Award from the Brazilian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He has designed many of the contemporary intraocular lenses and instruments used in cataract surgery, in addition to developing new techniques in this subspecialty. His surgical videos have won more than 25 first-prize honors at the American, European, Asian and South American Cataract Societies including three Grand Prizes at ASCRA and ESCRS.

Dr. Osher has delivered more than 100 named lectures to implant societies in more than 40 countries and has contributed to a dozen textbooks in his subspecialty. He is the founder and editor of the Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, and Glaucoma Surgery and has published more than 250 videos and peer-reviewed articles.

Society Mission

To act as the voice of ophthalmologic medicine in the Pittsburgh area, to serve as patient advocate in promoting preventive eye care, quality medical and surgical care and rehabilitative services for individuals with ophthalmologic diseases and to advance the knowledge, science and practice of ophthalmology, to assist in the improvement of the quality of ophthalmologic medicine and training therein, and to promote integrity in the practice of ophthalmic medicine.


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