The Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision Research was created in 2012 in collaboration with the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research with support from Lighthouse Guild. The award recognizes an individual for his or her role in furthering low vision research and rehabilitation. It was inspired by the seminal contributions of Michael D. Oberdorfer, PhD, in support of low vision research.
2023 Oberdorfer Award Recipient: Lisa Ostrin, OD, PhD, FARVO
Dr. Ostrin is the 2023 Oberdorfer Award for Low Vision Research recipient for outstanding research on myopia. She is an associate professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry in Houston, Texas. Her research focuses on understanding the increasing prevalence of myopia and developing new treatment options to ultimately reduce the socioeconomic impact and potentially blinding complications associated with the axial elongation that accompanies myopia. “I am greatly honored to have been selected for the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision and truly appreciate the support of the Lighthouse Guild in recognizing this important area of vision research,” says Dr. Ostrin. “Myopia is rapidly emerging as a major risk factor for permanent vision loss, with any degree of myopia increasing the risk of glaucoma and cataract, as well as myopic maculopathy, choroidal neovascularization, and posterior staphyloma. That this award recognizes work in myopia highlights the urgent need for a better understanding of the etiology of myopia and development of effective myopia control strategies to prevent myopia and slow progression.”
About the Oberdorfer Award
Award recipients present a lecture at the ARVO Annual Meeting and receive a cash award.
There is no application process for the Oberdorfer Award in Low Vision. Recipients are selected by the ARVO Low Vision Cross-Sectional Group in recognition of their roles in furthering low-vision research.
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