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February 1979

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(2):354. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010194025

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Research Award.  —The Research to Prevent Blindness Trustees Award was presented to Robert Machemer, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, at the meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Kansas City, Oct 22, 1978. Dr Machemer received the award for his pioneering work in the field of vitrectomy.

Ophthalmology Course.  —An ophthalmology course entitled "Clinical Focus" will be held on Jan 14-21,1979, in Mt Mansfield, Vt. The guest speakers will be Drs Charles K. Beyer, Robert Reinecke, Jerry Shields, Stephen Trokel, and W. A. J. van Heuven. For further information contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210.

Conference on the Office Patient.  —A conference on the diagnosis and management of the office patient will be held at the Southampton Princess Hotel in Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb 5-8, 1979. For

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