Posted March 19, 2015
Featuring András Komáromy
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For his research on the potential of gene therapy to provide lasting control of intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients with known genetic defects, András Komáromy, DVM, PhD, was awarded the 2015 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.

The Shaffer Prize, presented annually by the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand glaucoma. In 2013, with funding from the Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research, Komáromy sought to provide proof of principle that gene therapy could provide lasting control of normal eye pressure.

Read the announcement in Ophthalmology Times and listen to an interview with Dr. Komáromy about his research.