September 13, 2019
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Funds support ophthalmologists who use big data to advance patient care

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Seven ophthalmologists who will use the AAO IRIS Registry will receive analytic programs from two funds developed to advance big data investigations of eye disease, according to a press release from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc. Pediatric Ophthalmology Fund supports analyses investigating common and rare eye diseases that affect children, while the H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, Center for Quality Eye Care IRIS Registry Research Fund supports those who want to harness the power of the registry to advance patient care.

The winners of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation fund are Ravi Parikh, MD, of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Avni P. Finn, MD, MBA, of Northern California Retina Vitreous Association; and Peter J. Belin, MD, of VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA.

The winners of the H. Dunbar Hoskins Jr., MD, fund are Rahul Khurana, MD, of Northern California Retina Associates; D. Wilkin Parke II, MD, of VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA; Sudeep Pramanik, MD, of Mid Atlantic Cornea Consultants and clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Maryland; and Raj Maturi, MD, of Midwest Eye Institute and associate professor of ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine.