Prof. Dr. Med. Frank G. Holz was awarded the Chibret gold medal at the DOG 2017 Congress in Berlin.
The “Paul Chibret Gold Medal” which has been awarded since 1974 for outstanding work achieved in the field of ophthalmology, rewards in particular works resulting from Franco-German cooperation.  
F. Holz’s field of research covers macula-related problems, in all their aspects, including the evaluation and development of procedural imagery to which he has always contributed as mentioned by Prof. Dr. Anselm Kampik, Chairman of the Prize Committee during his speech. The works of his research group have found their place in the methodology of clinical trials.
A. Kampik recalled that more than 400 publications, as well as several books bear witness to his evidence-based research activity.  
He has contributed with his scientific works, in the scope of Franco-German collaboration and cooperation, to stimulating new orientations.   
Jean-Frédéric Chibret, president of Laboratoires Théa, expressed his joy on hearing that F. Holz had received the prize and stated in particular that he will support the young ophthalmologist in the spirit of Franco-German pharmaceutical cooperation.