2017 26th Annual Richard C. Troutman MD DSC (HON) Prize: Dr. Riccardo Vinciguerra

Dr Riccardo Vinciguerra is currently a Cornea clinical fellow at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom as well as a research collaborator at Biomechanical Engineering Group, University of Liverpool, UK. Despite his young age (31 years old), he is a very well-known international researcher with various peer-reviewed publications mainly in the field of corneal biomechanics, refractive surgery, corneal collagen cross-linking and corneal transplants. 

He has completed his medical school in the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy where he graduated with magna cum laude in 2011. His thesis entitled “The treatment of keratoconus with corneal collagen cross-linking: Refractive, Topographic, Tomographic, and Aberrometric Analysis” was subsequently published in Ophthalmology. He then graduated from the Brescia-Insubria University as a Specialist in Ophthalmology and completed a Glaucoma Clinical fellowship at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom. The article “Detection of Keratoconus With a New Biomechanical index” published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery earned him the prestigious Troutman Prize was also previously awarded with the “Trimarchi Prize” by the University of Pavia (Italy). 

Dr. Vinciguerra is the author of 37 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and received 4 prizes and awards. His work has been cited more than 650 times with an h-index of 10.