IRRF/Macula Awardees

2023 IRRF/Macula Society Grantees

The International Retinal Research Foundation (IRRF) has partnered with The Macula Society to form The Macula Society/IRRF Award.  The Award is in accordance with the Macula Society’s purpose of providing a forum for the presentation and dissemination of the most current and most advanced scientific information and research in retinal vascular and macular diseases.  This […]

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2023 IRRF/Macula Society Grantee Thomas Wubben, MD, PhD

Thomas Wubben, MD, PhD University of Medicine, Medical School, Kellogg Eye Center Project Title: Elucidating the Role of Glutamine Catabolism in Cone Photoreceptor Metabolic Homeostasis and Survival Dr. Wubben’s research focuses on the intersection of retinal metabolism and vitreoretinal disease.  Understanding the metabolic pathways that support retinal cell function and survival and how these pathways […]

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Luis Arias, MD

2023 IRRF/Macula Society Grantee Luis Arias, MD

Luis Arias, MD Head, Retina Department of Ophthalmology, Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. Project Title:  Application of New Molecular Technologies in the Genetic diagnosis of hereditary Retinal Dystrophies After a Fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, USA, Dr. Arias return to the University of Barcelona where he is now Associate Professor […]

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Daniel Ting

2023 IRRF/Macula Society Grantee Daniel Ting

Daniel Ting, MBBS (Hons), M Med (Ophth), FAMS, PhD (UWA) Project Title:  A Multi-Model Explainable Artificial Intelligence System Using Weekly Supervised Deep Learning Techniques to Detect and Prognosticate Center-Involving Diabetic Macular Edema Requiring Treatment via a Web-3 Based Digital Platform. Dr. Ting is the current Associate Professor in Ophthalmology with Duke-National University Singapore Medical School […]

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Matthew Simunovic, MD

2023 IRRF/Macula Society Grantee Matthew Simunovic, MD

Matthew Simunovic, MD Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney, Australia Collagen Bioglue for Retinal Detachment Repair Matthew Simunovic is Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the Save Sight Institute where he leads the Retinal Disease and Rescue Group.  Additionally, he is a senior consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals […]

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