Dr Rufai speaks from a podium with a large screen behind him showing slides.

Congratulations, team Leicester

Leicester research team awarded prestigious prize from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Image credit: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

A team of specialist eye doctors at the University of Leicester have received a national award for their work, which will improve diagnosis and management for children with nystagmus. The study was jointly funded by the Nystagmus Network and Fight for Sight.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has awarded the prestigious Ulverscroft David Owen prize to Dr Sohaib Rufai, NIHR Doctoral Fellow in Ophthalmology and his colleagues at the University of Leicester Ulverscroft Eye Unit.

Dr Rufai’s team were the first in the world to use handheld OCT to predict successfully the future vision of young children with congenital nystagmus.

On receiving the prize, Dr Rufai said: “It is a tremendous honour to receive this award on behalf of my team. I’m grateful to my mentors and colleagues at Leicester: Professor Irene Gottlob, Dr Mervyn Thomas and Dr Frank Proudlock. … We dedicate this prize to the wonderful children and families who supported this research.”

Read the full story on the University of Leicester website

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