2014 Casebeer Award: Dr. Farhad Hafezi

Farhad Hafezi MD PhD is professor of ophthalmology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles.

Dr. Hafezi’s clinical expertise involves refractive laser and anterior segment surgery with special emphasis on the cornea. His known specialties include corneal crosslinking (CXL and PACK-CXL) and complication management after refractive laser surgery.

Philanthropically, Dr. Hafezi is a cofounder of Light for Sight. This initiative’s mission is to eliminate preventable blindness among children / adolescents with keratoconus, with a special emphasis on the Down population.

Dr. Hafezi has received numerous awards, including the highest national awards of Switzerland and Belgium and most recently, the 2014 ARVO Foundation / Carl Camras Translational Research Award. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Refractive Surgery and an editorial board member of Translational Vision Science and Technology and Current Eye Research.