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Dr. Harry Quigley to Receive Prestigious Service Award

photo of Dr. Harry A Quigley, M.D.

Harry Quigley, M.D., the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology, who established the Glaucoma Division at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, has been selected to receive ARVO's highest service honor, the Joanne G. Angle Service Award.

According to ARVO's website, this award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant, continuous contributions to ARVO in support of its mission, and shows obvious personal involvement in and commitment to ARVO as well as contributions to the vision research community.

Dr. Quigley has been a pioneer in the diagnosis, treatment and management of glaucoma throughout the years, improving the early diagnosis of glaucoma and developing instruments and techniques to identify glaucoma damage better. 

Among his many achievements, Dr. Quigley:

  • demonstrated the degree of glaucoma damage that precedes present detection methods,
  • was the first to report on long-term success with laser iridotomy,
  • established a widely-adopted suturing technique for trabeculectomy,
  • participated in pioneering studies of the epidemiology, morbidity and progression rate of glaucoma and other eye disease in American, African, Asian, and Hispanic populations, serving as a consultant to the World Health Organization,
  • conceptualized new roles for iris and choroidal volume change as risk factors in angle closure glaucoma,
  • demonstrated successful gene therapy to protect retinal ganglion cells from experimental glaucoma,
  • developed glaucoma models in monkeys, rats and mice,
  • was a founding member of the American Glaucoma Society,
  • was elected to 5-year terms as chief executive officer of ARVO and Editor-in-Chief of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science,
  • and has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles (his reports are the most cited in the ophthalmic literature over the last 30 years).
Dr. Quigley with President H.W. BushDr. Quigley greets then President George H.W. Bush.

Dr. Quigley's prolific career has spanned over four decades as a world-renowned clinician, researcher and mentor (he has trained 55 glaucoma clinician--scientists who practice in the U.S. and worldwide). He has devoted his career to expanding the understanding of glaucoma to not only practitioners and researchers, but to patients, as well, when he published a comprehensive glaucoma resource for patients and their familiesHe became the A. Edward Maumenee Professor of Ophthalmology in 1994, directing both the Glaucoma Center of Excellence and the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at Wilmer

Dr. Quigley will receive this prestigious award at the ARVO Annual Meeting this May in Honolulu, Hawaii. ARVO will also feature Dr. Quigley as the award recipient in its Spring 2017 issue of ARVO News.

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