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June 1991

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(6):786-787. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080060050021

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$1.5 Million Gift To Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute Announced.  —Akef El-Maghraby, MD, medical director of the Saudi Eye Foundation, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has made a gift of $1.05 million to the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md, to create the Akef El-Maghraby Chair for the Prevention of Blindness. In addition, the Wilmer Institute and the Saudi Eye Foundation at the El-Maghraby Eye Hospital in Jeddah have agreed on discussions for a collaboration that will include consultations, research, treatment, and prevention of blindness programs. Fellowships to the Wilmer Institute will also be offered to selected Saudi ophthalmology specialists in different subspecialties. The collaborative exchanges and related research at the two institutes will be supported by an additional $500 000 from Dr El-Maghraby.

Alcon Research Institute Announces 1991 Awardees.  —Alcon Research Institute Advisory Committee recently selected its awardees for 1991. The Institute selects individuals who, in their judgment,

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