Prize for clinical eye research
25 May 2010
A paper by Dr Richard Lee, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, has won an award recognising it as one of the three most significant contributions of the year to clinical research into uveitis, an autoimmune disease that causes blindness.
The paper examines why patients’ response to treatment with anti-inflammatory steroids is sometimes ineffective. Identifying these patients may allow the early implementation of alternative therapies to preserve patients’ sight.
The award, by the European Uveitis Patient Association, will be presented at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Berlin in June.