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Two high Awards for Franz Badura from the German Pro Retina

The work of Franz Badura in the last centuries to help people suffering from inherited retinal degeneration was honored.

Unexpectedly and so to say in a double pack Franz Badura got in this autumn two great honors:

On the one hand, the awarding of the Cross of Merit on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, which Franz Badura got on September 20th from the Bavarian Minister of Health, Dr. Ing. Melanie Huml on Castle Memmelsdorf near Bamberg.

"In recognition of the peoples and the state acquired special merits I award the Merit Cross to Mr. Franz Badura (Amberg) on the ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic Germany."
- President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier -

"You have gone with your engagement and enthusiasm far beyond the usual scope for our country. With your diverse commitment to exploration and therapy of retinal degeneration you made a significant contribution to the welfare of the general public. "
- Minister President of Bavaria, Markus Söder -

Second, the Scientific Society of Ophthalmology, the German Ophthalmological Society, at the opening event of the German Ophthalmology Congress on 26th September In 2019 in Berlin, Franz Badura was awarded as the first prizewinner of the new Theodor Leber Medal. "The DOG honors Franz Badura on the occasion of the 117th DOG Congress from 26.9. until 29.9.2019 in Berlin with Theodor Liver Medal in recognition of his outstanding merits around ophthalmology and the German Ophthalmologic Society."

Both awards make me proud of course, but also very grateful. In particular, it motivates me, to continue my personal commitment to the further progress in retinal research.
- Franz Badura, Amberg -

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