Wilmer Eye Institute professor to receive ARVO's Weisenfeld Award

Rockville, Md. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) announced today that David L. Guyton, MD, has been selected to receive the Association's 2007 Weisenfeld Award, which is presented annually for Excellence in Ophthalmology. The award will be presented to Guyton during ARVO's Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May, 2007.

The Mildred Weisenfeld Award is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology. Guyton is this year's recipient for his extraordinary contributions to the clinical and scientific study of strabismus and amblyopia, for his optical innovations and excellence in teaching ophthalmic optics, and for his significant service to the vision community, particularly ARVO.

Guyton is Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Director of the Krieger Children's Eye Center at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Md. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is the recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award as well as the Alcon Research Institute Award. Guyton has been a member of ARVO since 1977 and served on the Association's Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1997. From 1995 to 1996 he was ARVO's president.

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Established in 1928, ARVO is a membership organization of more than 11,500 eye and vision researchers from over 70 countries. The Association encourages and assists its members and others in research, training, publication and dissemination of knowledge in vision and ophthalmology. ARVO's headquarters are located in Rockville, Md. For more information about ARVO, logon to the Association's Web site, www.arvo.org.


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