Dr. Ravi Parikh MD MPH wins a grant from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to study treatment patterns of laser surgery vs. intravitreal injections in treating Retinopathy of Prematurity in Children.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced recipients of analytic programs from two funds developed to advance big data investigations of eye disease: the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. Pediatric Ophthalmology Fund and The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, Center for Quality Eye Care IRIS® Registry Research Fund.
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Fund supports big data analyses investigating both rare and common eye diseases affecting children to uncover optimal, real-world approaches to prevention and treatment. The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, fund supports Academy members in private practice who want to answer clinical questions that can help improve patient care.
The goal of both funds is to support Academy members in private practice who want to harness the power of the Academy’s IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) to advance patient care. The IRIS Registry is the world’s largest clinical specialty data registry, having amassed data on 60 million patients in just five years. The Academy developed the IRIS Registry to provide insights on eye disease, and to empower ophthalmologists to effectively improve their practices and their patients’ lives.
Winners of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. Pediatric Fund are:
Winners of The H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, Center for Quality Eye Care IRIS® Registry Research Fund are:
About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health