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IGA opens applications for new award

The £50,000 allied healthcare professional award is available for glaucoma research


The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) has announced the establishment of a new £50,000 allied healthcare professionals award for glaucoma research, with applications now open.

The charity confirmed that applications for the funding is open to optometrists, orthoptists, nurses and pharmacists. It explained that it will consider applications for research into the causes and prevention of glaucoma, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and improving the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma.

Speaking about the new award, chief executive of the IGA, Karen Osborn, said: “We are delighted to announce the call for this £50,000 allied healthcare professionals award, which is part of our largest ever annual programme of research funding. We want to encourage applications from a wide range of healthcare professionals and a key focus will be improving the quality of life of people of all ages living with glaucoma. It’s an exciting time for glaucoma research, and we can’t wait to see what new studies will be proposed.”

Applications are open until 1 March 2020. For more information and to apply, visit the IGA website.

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