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December 1984

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1984;102(12):1745. doi:10.1001/archopht.1984.01040031411001

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Jose Cunha-Vaz.  —Professor Jose Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD, formerly professor and head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), has rejoined the full-time faculty at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

Professor Werner Noell Awarded 1984 Retina Research Prize.  —Werner K. Noell, MD, professor of ophthalmology and adjunct professor of physiology at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, received the seventh Award of Merit in Retina Research at the annual meeting of the Retina Society in Detroit on Sept 14, 1984.The award, a $50,000 prize to assist in the recipient's ongoing research, is provided by the Retina Research Foundation of Houston and was presented by Alice McPherson, MD. Dr Noell's citation read in part: The course of scientific thinking about retinal degenerative disease has been drastically and permanently changed by his revolutionary discovery that visible light of moderate intensity can have a destructive

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