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Obituary Prof. Dr. Holger Busse

Obituary Prof. Dr. Holger Busse, 1.1.1945 – 29.8.2020

It is our sad duty to announce the unexpected passing of our friend and colleague Holger Busse last Saturday, 29.8.2020. As many of us will know, Holger was one of the founders of ESOPRS in the early eighties last century. He was the Chair of the University Eye Hospital in Münster for 24 years from 1986 – 2010. In 1998/99, Prof. Busse was President of the German Ophthalmological Society, DOG. In 2001-2003 he served to ESOPRS as President and organized the marvellous, well-attended 20th meeting of ESOPRS in Münster in 2002.

In 2004 he was invited to give the Mustarde-Lecture entitled “Lacrimal Surgery – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. Though being a General Ophthalmologist with many contributions to different subjects, oculoplastic and lacrimal surgery have been closest to his heart and so he has given a lot of contributions to these special topics, hence he is regarded as the Father of modern lacrimal surgery in Germany.

Holger Busse was a man of many talents in sports and especially in music. We all remember many songs, partially written and composed by him, entertaining us playing piano at the same time.

We will miss him enormously and our thoughts and warmest wishes go to his wife Sabine and the children.

For all the friends of ESOPRS

Karl-Heinz Emmerich
Hans – Werner Meyer-Rüsenberg

(photo: Past-President Holger Busse (left) meeting with Past-President Richard Collin (right) on one of the Society’s Annual Meetings.)

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