Professor Robyn Guymer has been awarded a prestigious Bayer Global Ophthalmology Award for her innovative work on a novel app for people with aged-related macular degeneration. She was one of twelve recipients.
The Global Ophthalmology Awards Program supports research and training in retinal ophthalmology with the aim of advancing the scientific understanding and clinical management of ophthalmic disorders. The winners were chosen by an independent Grants Review and Awards Committee.
In presenting the award at the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) Congress 2017, in Barcelona, Spain, Professor Quan Nguyen, co-chair of the committee said, “Professor Guymer’s work was judged by the selection committee to show great promise, as it will allow the early detection of disease in patients and allow earlier and more effective treatment”.
Prof. Guymer said that it’s fabulous to be recognised “… for what we want to do, which is to get people into the clinic to access treatment.
At the moment we are running a small trial and hope to progress to a larger one
“At the moment we are running a small trial and hope to progress to a larger one and are looking for funding to progress to that stage.”
Bayer presented four fellowship project awards to Mital Shah from Oxford, UK; Jose Ronaldo (USA); Jorge Andres Orellana-Rios, (USA); and Hernan Andres Rios Calixto, (Colombia).
Along with Professor Guymer, research awards were presented to: Anouk Georges, (Belgium); Caspar Jonker, (USA); Atsuhiro Kanda (Japan); Ingeborg Klaassen (Netherlands); Hidetaka Matsumoto (Japan); and Steven Yeh, (USA).