Richard F. Spaide, MD, (r) receiving the Hermann Wacker Prize.
NEW YORK—Richard F. Spaide, MD, a New York-based retinal disease specialist at Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York, has been awarded the Herman Wacker Award of the Club Jules Gonin. The prize is offered every two years to one or several researchers for an experimental or clinical piece of work which provides an important new contribution to the understanding and/or treatment of retinal, choroidal and vitreous diseases. It was created by the German Industrialist Hermann Wacker, director of the Hermann Wacker Werke KG in Munich, with the aim of supporting the fight against blindness due to retinal detachment.

"I am honored to receive this prestigious award and could not be more excited to join past honorees on this important journey to help support the fight against blindness," Dr. Spaide said.
Dr. Spaide has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, more than 50 book chapters, and edited several books. He is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his ophthalmology residency at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York and his Retina Fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
His current research interests include multimodal imaging, optical coherence tomography angiography, and new computer-based rendering techniques to visualize retinal anatomy.
Dr. Spaide is a fellow of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology. He is on the editorial board of several journals, and is associate editor of the journal Retina. In a recent publication by John Ioannidis, MD, D Sc, recently published a study of the impact of publications by nearly 7 million scientists around the globe and Richard Spaide was ranked in the top 0.01 percent.