Ophthalmologist receives Physicians Hero Award

December 23, 2013 by  

The Long Island Business News recently awarded Dr. Gerald D’Aversa, a partner in the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and resident of Garden City near Hewlett, a with a Physicians Hero Award. Most likely, Dr. D’Aversa used a variety of printing services to let his patients and others in the community become aware of this distinction, with the accolade likely to look particularly impressive on a batch of digital business cards.

To qualify for a Healthcare Hero Awards, a healthcare professional needs to heave earned the respect of their peers and patients, be successful in their field, and have made both large and small contributions in their field.

In January 2013, Dr. D’Aversa traveled to Grenada, West Indies, where he performed surgeries that restored the sight of residents in the country who desperately needed eye surgery. Dr. D’Aversa used the only Phacoemulsification machine on the island and needed to bring with him corneal tissue that was donated from the United States. The Department of Ophthalmology at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada sponsored the mission.

Back in 2011, Dr. D’Aversa traveled to Ghana, West Africa where he provided vision screenings and clinical care, while also implementing educational programs for adults and children at the North Western Eye Clinic in Accra. A donated Phacoemulsification machine was brought to the country and Dr. D’Aversa trained Dr. Michael Gyasi on the use of the machine, which is still used by the latter doctor to perform modern cataract surgery.