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Resident Excellence & Research Grant Recipients Announced

2018 Resident Excellence Award Winners

Through our Resident Excellence Awards, the ASCRS Foundation provides travel grants to enable 10 outstanding ophthalmologists resident's to attend the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting. The categories for consideration include research, patient care, leadership and education. Congratulations to the selected 2018 winners:

Partner Highlight: Moran Physicians Give the Gift of Sight

Following the death of her husband and the loss of her sight to cataracts shortly afteward, Reid had been struggling to continue on as the primary caretaker in her family. Even after losing her vision, she helped out with her 7-month-old grandchild, Taia. But Reid couldn't see the child's smile until the day of her surgery at Moran, captured in this video.

TED Talk: Ending Preventable Blindness

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Most of that blindness is concentrated among the world's poorest people who are unable to afford cataract surgery. This TED talk tells the story of how innovative doctors have creatively deconstructed and reinvented cataract surgery making it faster, much less expensive, and finally accessible to the world's poor and blind.