Licensed to practice in the UK, Austria and Switzerland, Riha splits his work as a consultant ophthalmologist throughout Europe, with his main scientific interest being the correction of presbyopia. Frequently the youngest member of the faculties, committees and boards that he serves on, he sees the future in ophthalmology lying in improving the training programs for young colleagues, better worldwide standards and cooperation.
Speaking of his primary goal, Riha said, “I aim to provide excellent service for the patients using only the state of the art technology. The cooperation with colleagues and companies around the globe to improve and develop the procedures and devices we are using is the key for future success in refractive surgery.”
A nominator said: “Riha was deeply engaged in the development of the KAMRA inlay. He is member of the Clinical Advisory board at AcuFocus and has trained every single surgeon worldwide in implanting the inlay. He is ethical, dedicated to deliver high quality and focused on patient satisfaction. He will be supporting future development of refractive surgery and new technologies.”