Glaucoma UK has opened applications to eye care professionals for a grant of up to £50,000 to further research glaucoma and related conditions.
Research applications could be laboratory or clinic based and was open to health care professionals, including optometrists and orthoptists.
Joanne Creighton, chief executive of Glaucoma UK, said: ‘Glaucoma UK is committed to supporting and advancing research into glaucoma and related conditions. We understand the vital role that health and social care professionals play in glaucoma care and we are proud to offer this unique award to further encourage their contributions. We look forward to seeing the innovative and important research that this award will support.’
Previous recipients of this award included Dr Jonathan Denniss, whose study measured pupil reactions to flashes of light driven by intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells to investigate whether this might be a useful test for glaucoma.
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