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May 1987

News and Comment

Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(5):622. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060050040029

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King Faisal International Prize Awarded.  —The King Faisal International Prize in the field of medicine was presented to Professor Barrie R. Jones of Moorfields Eye Hospital, Institute of Ophthalmology, London, at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March 1987. The award consisted of a gold medal and an honorarium of $95 000. The award honored Dr Jones' work in the prevention of blindness.

American Orthoptic Council Examination Announced.  —The American Orthoptic Council has announced its written examination on Thursday, June 18, 1987. Candidates may obtain information and applications from the vice-president of the council, Malcolm L. Mazow, MD, 2855 Gramercy, Houston, TX 77025.

Endowed Chair Being Established for William F. Hoyt, MD.  —Fellows, students, colleagues, and friends of William F. Hoyt, MD, are currently in the process of establishing an endowed chair in Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco, in his name. The chair will recognize Dr

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