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Jost B. Jonas, MD, has been named the 2011 recipient of The Glaucoma Foundation’s (TGF) Robert Ritch Award for Innovation and Excellence in Glaucoma.
New York and Heidelberg, Germany-Jost B. Jonas, MD, has been named the 2011 recipient of The Glaucoma Foundation’s (TGF’s) Robert Ritch Award for Innovation and Excellence in Glaucoma. Created in 2008, the award recognizes the contributions of individuals who have played a significant and unique role in promoting the medicine and science of glaucoma.
Dr. Jonas is professor of ophthalmology and chairman of the department of ophthalmology in the faculty of clinical medicine Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Recognized for his global work in the morphologic diagnosis of optic nerve diseases; intravitreal drug therapy; and clinical aspects of cornea, cataract, glaucoma, retinal, and vitreoretinal surgery, Dr. Jonas has participated in many international research efforts, including such population-based studies as the Beijing Eye Study and the Central India Eye and Medical Study. In 2004, he was named honorary president of the Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, and in 2008, received the International Gold Award of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society. Most recently, he was named senior clinical scientist by the World Glaucoma Association.
The award is named in honor of Robert Ritch, MD, founder of TGF and its medical director. Dr. Ritch is a member of the Ophthalmology Times editorial advisory board. The award will be presented at the organization’s 25th Annual Black & White Ball Dec. 7 in New York City.
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