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Trokel Inducted Into ASCRS Hall of Fame
On April 5, 2009 Stephen Trokel, M.D. was inducted into the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery’s “Hall of Fame” at an award ceremony in Chicago. Established in 1999, the ASCRS has recognized more than 30 scientists and physicians who have made seminal contributions to the field of cataract and refractive surgery.Hall of Fame inductees are chosen by their peers from more than 30,000 ophthalmologists worldwide.
Dr. Stephen Trokel is widely regarded for his pioneering work in the development and application of excimer lasers in corneal refractive surgery and as the first ophthalmologist to recognize the significance of such an application. Dr. Trokel’s vision and exhaustive research have made laser vision correction a realistic alternative to glasses and contact lenses for millions worldwide. He remains an innovator working to further develop and implement new technology. In 1999, he was named one of the 20th century’s most influential ophthalmologists.