ARVO Foundation Announces 2022 Point of View Award Winner

Rockville, Md.—The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) congratulates Tasneem Khatib DM, FRCOphth—recipient of the 2022 Point of View Award.

Established by the Point of View Foundation (Fundació Punt de Vista), the award provides a $20,000 cash prize in recognition of an outstanding scholarly article related to efforts to restore vision through regenerative ophthalmology, biotechnology, whole eye transplantation or other approaches.

ARVO Foundation Names 2022 Recipient of Kreissig Award for Excellence in Retinal Surgery

Rockville, Md.—The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation congratulates Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, the 2022 recipient of the Kreissig Award for Excellence in Retinal Surgery. Established by Ingrid Kreissig, MD, through the ARVO Foundation, the $30,000 award recognizes excellence in the understanding of the mechanisms of retinal disease requiring surgical management, innovative approaches to management, and/or outcomes of surgical treatment.

NIH researchers use 3D bioprinting to create eye tissue

Scientists used patient stem cells and 3D bioprinting to produce eye tissue that will advance understanding of the mechanisms of blinding diseases. The research team from the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, printed a combination of cells that form the outer blood-retina barrier—eye tissue that supports the retina’s light-sensing photoreceptors. The technique provides a theoretically unlimited supply of patient-derived tissue to study degenerative retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

ARVO Announces Winners of 2022 Advocacy Awards

Rockville, Md. – The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today the 2022 recipients of its annual Advocacy Awards:The Achievements in Eye and Vision Advocacy Award recognizes ARVO members who have dedicated the core of their impressive careers to advancing the eye and vision research field through advocacy at every level.

UC Davis Health opens doors to new state-of-the-art eye care facility in Sacramento

UC Davis Health welcomed the first patients to the new Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute on Monday, Dec. 5. The state-of-the-art facility, which houses both clinicians and researchers, is dedicated to advancing world-class eye care and offering hope for sight restoration.

Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2022 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

Donald Zack, MD, PhD, is recognized for ground-breaking contributions to the field of vision research, funded by Research to Prevent Blindness, an anonymous donor, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Research to Prevent Blindness and The Glaucoma Foundation Offer Critical Funding for Early-Career Vision Scientists

Research to Prevent Blindness and The Glaucoma Foundation are pleased to announce a new round of grants, the Career Advancement Awards (CAAs), that support early-career researchers as they seek new knowledge related to eye diseases.

Research to Prevent Blindness and Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology Announce 2021 Recipient of RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research

David Williams, PhD, has been selected as the 2021 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding Vision Research. The Weeks Award, funded through the generosity of Research to Prevent Blindness, an anonymous donor, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology, annually recognizes and celebrates an excellent vision researcher.

The Eye, The Brain & The Auto: Call for Research Abstracts from Healthcare and Automotive Experts

The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, the research arm of the Henry Ford Health System Department of Ophthalmology, is accepting abstracts for The Eye, The Brain & The Auto 9th World Research Congress on Health and Modern Mobility: Autonomous Vehicles, Driver’s Fitness to Function, and Naturalistic Driving Methods to be held Dec. 7-8, 2020. This will be a virtual event.

Research to Prevent Blindness and Partners Award $1.2 Million In Grants for Novel AMD Research

Research to Prevent Blindness, the American Macular Degeneration Foundation and the International Retinal Research Foundation announce four new grantees for the Catalyst Awards for Innovative Research Approaches for AMD. New York, NY, June 24, 2019 — Research to Prevent Blindness,…