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Prevent Blindness Announces 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award Recipient

By Staff
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:15 AM

Brian J. Song, MD, MPH.

CHICAGO, Ill.—Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, announced that the recipient of its 2017 Joanne Angle Investigator Award is Brian J. Song, MD, MPH, at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

The award has been presented for Dr. Song’s study, “Glaucoma Detection in Diabetes Teleretinal Programs.”

“My research will establish much-needed optic disc imaging standards that will potentially be a significant contribution to enhance early detection and reduce vision loss from glaucoma,” said Dr. Song.

The Joanne Angle Investigator Award is an annual research grant presented to scientifically-based studies that seek to end unnecessary vision loss. The award was named after Joanne Angle who served with the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) for many years as well as volunteered for Prevent Blindness as part of the national board and various committees.

“Glaucoma rates will only continue to increase as the population in the United States ages,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “By supporting Dr. Song’s research, we continue to promote advances in screening and diagnosis, including through telemedicine, that can improve access nationwide to high quality eyecare.”
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