Paul Kayser / RRF Global Award

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Established in 2012, the Paul Kayser/ RRF Global Award was conceived as a vehicle for the recognition of outstanding achievement in visual science with preference given in the specialized field of research on the retina and vitreous. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize a vision science professional whose work has made a significant new contribution to knowledge about improving vision and prevention of blindness.

List of Historical Recipients

2019 Cancun, Mexico
Recipient: Mary Elizabeth Hartnett (USA) & The University of Utah, John A Moran Eye Center
Title: Toward a Safe and Effective Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity
2017 Lima, Peru
Recipient: Jennifer Kang-Mieler PhD (USA) & the Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: A novel microsphere-hydrogel ocular drug delivery system for anti- vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGFs)
2015 Bogotá, Colombia
Recipient: J. William Harbour MD & Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Title: The Harbour Laboratory: Two Decades of Discovery in Uveal Melanoma
2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recipient: Eduardo Büchele Rodrigues MD & Federal University of São Paulo
Title: Lutein: A new dye for chromovitrectomy