Dr. Arthur Linksz Medal and Award presented by The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
02/10/2015

Every 4 years at the ISA meeting, the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute presents the Linksz Award and Medal

Online PR News – 10-February-2015 – San Francisco, CA – The International Strabismological Association (ISA) was formed in 1966 and meets every 4 years. It recently held its 12th meeting in Kyoto with a joint meeting of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), the Japanese Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology (JAPO) and the Japanese Association of Strabismus and Amblyopia(JASA). Strabismologists came from all over the world to attend these meetings.

Once every 4 years at the ISA meeting, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute provides a medal and award to be presented by the Chair of the Linksz Award Committee. Dr. Arthur Linksz was known for contributing greatly to visual physiology and binocular vision and was truly a renaissance man writing scores of papers and dozens of books on such diverse topics as optics, color vision, visual physiology, dyslexia, and art. The awardee must have similar interests and aspirations as Dr. Linksz.

This year, Dr. Jan-Tjeerd de Faber had chosen the late Dr. John P. Lee, MD, as recipient of the Linksz Award, which was presented to his widow Arabella Lee. Since she was unable to attend the meeting, a video message from her was played. A laudatio to Dr. Lee was presented by Dr. de Faber. The financial award from the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute will go to the John P. Lee fellowship foundation, which will use the money to help establish a fellowship named after John P. Lee.

The aims of the ISA are to disseminate knowledge on all sensory and motor aspects of strabismus and other disorders of ocular motility; to foster clinical and experimental research; to encourage and support countries wishing to set up organizations for the study and treatment of strabismus and associated sensory disorders; and to create, as far as possible, a common terminology and a standardization of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. www.isa2014.jp

Please see www.ski.org, for further information on The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute — an independent nonprofit research institute dedicated to problems in vision and blindness since 1963. The Institute has a special focus on binocular vision disorders, including strabismus, and other vision problems that impact infants and young children.

Contact: Elizabeth Warner, Special Projects Officer,
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
2318 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 345-2047 pressrelease@ski.org

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