LiU professor recognised for work against visual impairment

Professor Neil Lagali of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at LiU and Senior Lecturer Inger Berndtsson at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, have received an award from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired.

ProfessorNeil Lagali. Thor Balkhed

Professor Neil Lagali of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at LiU and Senior Lecturer Inger Berndtsson at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, have received an award from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired.

“Ögonvårdspriset” (the “Eye Care Prize”) is awarded to researchers and other professionals who have made significant contributions to increasing understanding of the life situation of visually impaired people. The jury includes representatives from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired, the Swedish Ophthalmological Society, the Swedish Optometric Association, and the Association for Visual Rehabilitation. The two prize-winners share the SEK 100,000 award.

“I am incredibly grateful for the award. It’s important to study rare eye diseases such as aniridia, both from the perspective of eye care and for scientific reasons”, says Neil Lagali.

Professor Neil Lagali and Senior Lecturer Inger Berndtsson will receive the award on World sight day, October 8th.

More information is available (in Swedish) in the press release from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired.

 

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