PBA names 2007 Investigator Award winners

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) created the annual Investigator Award program to assist pioneers in vision health with their mission to save sight.

Chicago-Prevent Blindness America (PBA) created the annual Investigator Award program to assist pioneers in vision health with their mission to save sight. After reviewing hundreds of applications, the 2007 Investigator Awards recipients were selected by scientist-members of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and announced recently by the PBA named the 2007 recipients.

Research grants were presented to:

"Our research found that the annual costs associated with adult vision problems in the United States are estimated at $51.4 billion," said Daniel D. Garrett, PBA senior vice president. "As troubling as that number is, what's even more concerning is that by the year 2030, the number of blind and visually impaired is expected to double. Our continued support of research initiatives brings hope to the millions that are threatened by vision loss.