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Dr. David Guyton Awarded Parks Medal


David Guyton

Dr. David L. Guyton, the Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, was awarded the Marshall M. Parks, M.D., Medal at the recent American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) annual meeting in Palm Springs, California. Presented by the AAPOS and the Children's Eye Foundation, the medal recognizes excellence in contributions to the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

Dr. Guyton joined the Wilmer faculty in 1977. He is internationally known for his contributions, inventions and teaching in the fields of ophthalmic optics, clinical refraction, potential acuity testing and ocular motility. He combines his expertise in clinical optics with his facility in the design and construction of optical/mechanical instruments, which he does in his own basement machine shop in his home. The most recent of his 300+ publications and 11 U.S. patents deal with remote optical systems and automated screening devices for detection of strabismus and defocus in infants and children.

To read more about Dr. Guyton and the Parks medal, visit the Children's Eye Foundation website.