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Apte receives Bárány Prize

Award recognizes research, includes lecture to eye research society

February 14, 2023

Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD, the Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor in the John F. Hardesty, MD, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, has received the 2023 Ernst H. Bárány Prize from the International Society for Eye Research.

The award, which is given every two years, is presented to a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research that increase understanding of ocular pharmacology directly related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration or related retinal diseases.

Apte’s research focuses on inflammation, aging, neurodegeneration and the abnormal formation of new blood vessels in the retina. In addition, he has worked to identify new drugs and to develop clinical trials for a host of eye diseases from age-related macular degeneration to dry eye disease.

He will receive the Bárány Prize and deliver a lecture titled “Retinal Metabolism and Inflammation in Homeostasis and Disease” on Feb. 21 at the meeting of the International Society for Eye Research in Queensland, Australia.