Wills Eye resident wins fourth annual writer's award

Las Vegas-Omesh P. Gupta, MD, MBA, of Wills Eye at Jefferson, Philadelphia, was named the winner of the fourth annual Ophthalmology Times Resident Writer's Award Program. The program was sponsored by Advanced Medical Optics (AMO). During a presentation in November at the Venetian Hotel, Dr. Gupta was the first-place winner for a case study of intracameral entry of antibiotic ointment following routine cataract phacoemulsification.

The awards program is designed to encourage excellence in writing and presentation skills among residents.

The entries were judged by previous winners, including Daniel Chang, MD; Joshua Stein, MD; and Jason T. Halverson, MD; as well as Peter J. McDonnell, MD, director of the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.