Group honors surgical, genetic eye research

June 15, 2005

Los Angeles—The Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation honored Robert Gavin, founder of the Center for Keratoconus, during its first gala dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Los Angeles-The Eye Birth Defects Research Foundation honored Robert Gavin, founder of the Center for Keratoconus, during its first gala dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The dinner, hosted by Yaron S. Rabinowitz, MD, medical director and founder of the foundation and director of ophthalmology research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, benefited surgical and genetic eye research.

Alfred E. Mann, chairman and chief executive officer of Advanced Bionics and MannKind Corp.; Cary Rayment, president and chief executive officer of Alcon Inc., and the ocular physicians of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center also were honored at the event.