2020/2021 Kritzinger Memorial Award: Arthur Cummings, MD, FRCS

  • Arthur Cummings was born and trained in South Africa but since 1998 has practiced as a cataract and refractive surgeon at the Wellington Eye Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. Arthur is involved in clinical studies as investigator and serves on the medical advisory boards of more than 10 ophthalmic companies. He is a past-president of American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery Europe and the Global Ambassador of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, a group dedicated to growing refractive surgery through collaboration.Arthur serves as associate chief medical editor of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe and is a reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Refractive Surgery and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has published more than 120 articles in peer-reviewed and trade journals and 12 book chapters, coedited two textbooks, and delivered more than 450 lectures at international meetings. Arthur authored the Wellington nomogram that is used by WaveLight users worldwide. In 2018 he was ranked in the Top 100 most influential ophthalmologists worldwide by readers of The Ophthalmologist. In both 2019 and 2020 he was ranked in the Top 100 Ophthalmologists and among the Top 10 Emerging Leaders in Ophthalmology globally by the same publication. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Alcon, Inc. in April 2019, when Alcon was spun-off from Novartis. He has been married to Sandy for 34 years, and they have two sons.