Harry Hirsch Leiter Award Recipients

OMIG offers special thanks and appreciation to The Leiter Family for establishing the Harry Hirsch Leiter recipient of best paper. Open to all presenters, the best paper is chosen by the OMIG Board during the business luncheon, which follows each annual meeting. To acknowledge this generous honorarium of $500.00, recipients give an encore presentation of their winning paper the following year.

Awardees Titles Year
Robert Snyder, MD, PhD Increased Risk of Endophthalmitis in Clear Cornea Cataract Surgery 2002
Kevin Miller, MD Do Flies Transmit Trachoma? 2003
Shinichiro Kobayakawa, MD, PhD Biofilm Formation by E. faecalis on Intraocular Lens Material 2004
Mary Marquart, PhD Topical Cholesterol as an Effective Treatment for Pneumococcal Keratitis 2005
Christine Toutain-Kidd, MD A Common Additive to Eyedrops, Polysorbate 80, Inhibits Biofilm Formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2006
Agnieszka Nagpal, MD Fusarium and Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Can a Single Center Detect Outbreaks? 2007
Alfonso Iovieno, MD Endosymbionts as Co-Pathogens in Acanthamoeba Keratitis 2008
B.H. Jeng, MD Epidemiology of Ulcerative Keratitis in Northern California 2009
Nisha R. Acharya, MD Topical Fluoroquinolone Use as a Risk Factor for In Vitro Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Ocular Cultures 2010
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD Application of Biome Representational in Silico Karyotyping to Characterization of the Contact Lens Microbiome 2011
Irmgard Behlau, MD An Update on Boston Keratoprosthesis Infectious Endophthalmitis: Incidence and Prevention
2012
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD Torque Teno Virus Associated with Culture Negative Endophthalmitis 2013
Richard A. Eiferman, MD Put the Preservative in the Bottle, Not in the Eye! 2014
Kimberly D. Tran, MD Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Recurrence and Chronicity 2015
Kimberly Brothers, PhD Insight Into the Corneal Wound Healing Response: Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analysis of Corneal Epithelial Cells Challenged By Bacteria 2016
Grace Shih, MD Diphtheroids as a Corneal Pathogen in Chronnic Ocular Surface Disease 2017
Jeremy Keenan, MD In VitroSynergy Testing of Commonly Used Anti-Amoebic Agents: Antogonism of Voriconazole 2018
Lawson Ung, MD Validation of a Comprehensive Clinical Algorithm for the Assessment and Treatment of Microbial Keratitis 2019
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