Columbia University Medical Center and Lighthouse Guild Hold Conference on New Technologies for Patients with Vision Loss

November 3, 2016

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Lighthouse Guild Hosts Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Pisart Award Lecture

Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, held its 2016 Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium and Award Luncheon and The Pisart Award Lecture and Reception at the New York Historical Society on October 28-29, 2016.

Daniel Palanker, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 Bressler Prize. The Bressler Vision Science Symposium on “Technologies for Restoration of Sight in Retinal Degeneration,” took place on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, PhD, is the 2016 Pisart Award honoree. The Pisart Award lecture, entitled “Functional and Behavioral Implications of Low Vision,” and reception was held Friday, October 28, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

“Both scientists, chosen by an independent panel of judges from various vision care disciplines, are being recognized for their remarkable contributions to the field of vision science and the significant impact of their research,” said Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild.

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