Prof. Dr. Med. Dick is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman at the University Eye Hospital Bochum. Prof. Dr. Med. Burkhard is an ophthalmologist who has specialized in refractive and cataract surgery. With his many contributions to the scientific literature on this topic, he is considered one of the pioneers of employing the femtosecond laser in cataract surgery. Throughout his career, Prof. Dr. Med. Burkhard has covered the full spectrum of eye surgery, and regularly performs cataract surgeries, LASIK procedures, phakic IOL implantations, glaucoma operations, corneal transplants, and pars plana vitrectomies. One of the first surgeons in Europe to adopt the femtosecond laser for cataract surgery, Prof. Dr. Med. Burkhard is a world authority on its use. Prof. Dr. Med. Burkhard is the author of several books and more than 300 articles, he is an active member of numerous ophthalmologic associations, and has received several international awards.