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—The North Carolina Society of Ophthalmology Inc has announced that Kenneth L. Cohen, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is its new president. The president-elect is William A. Shearin, MD, of Raleigh, the vice-president is James L. Kesler, MD, of Wilmington, and the secretary-treasurer is John W. Reed, MD, of Winston-Salem.
—The Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness has announced that the 1986 recipient of the Derrick Vail Award will be Edward W. D. Norton, MD, professor and chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami. Previous award winners have been Arnall Patz, MD, in 1981, and David G. Cogan, MD, in 1976. The award is given in the name of Dr Vail, who was vice president and a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Society for the Prevention of
News and Comment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(1):35. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060010041027