2015 Lans Distinguished Award: Dr. José L. Güell

Dr. José L. Güell MD is a founding partner of Instituto Microcirugía Ocular of Barcelona and director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Department. He is past president of EuCornea and a past president of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is also associate professor of ophthalmology at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona and scientific coordinator and professor of the anterior segment activities at the European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology (ESASO), USI, in Lugano. Presently, his main areas of interest and research are laser refractive surgery, phakic IOLs, cataract surgery, endothelial transplantation, and corneal surgery. He has lectured since 1991 nationally and internationally on these topics. He has given 700 presentations/talks in national and international meetings and has approximately 200 published articles / chapters in national and international journals. He has 19 international awards.