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1984 – CORBOY AWARD

The Philip Corboy Award was established to honor distinguished service to ophthalmology.  It's first recipient was Dr. Tennant in 1984.

 

In the late 1970's, the Hawaiian Ophthalmological Society had invited Dr. Tennant to come teach them about lens implantation after cataract surgery.  Dr. Tennant lectured to them and then scrubbed into surgery and assisted some of the Hawaiian surgeons in inserting their first lens implant.  They continued to invite him back every January.  Eventually he suggested they invite others as well.  Soon, this January meeting became the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting, the third largest ophthalmic meeting in the world!

 

Below you see Dr. John Corboy, director of the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting with Dr. Tennant and on the right you see Dr. Malcolm Ing, Chairman of Ophthalmology of the John Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu with his wife Audrey.