Kuo Receives Prestigious Physician-Scientist Award

Anthony Kuo, MD, was granted a $300,000 RPB Physician-Scientist Award to support his project "Robotically Assisted Anterior Eye Examinations for Acute Eye Care."  The award will allow Kuo to devote more time to the project that will extend the capabilities of a previously developed imaging system that can provide robotically aligned optical coherence tomography (RAOCT) for semi-automated retinal imaging of patients and test diagnostic performance of this system.  Kuo is one of 17 RPB Physician-Scientists who have received the award since it was re-established in 2015.   The RPB Physician Scientist Award is one of the most prestigious RPB individual awards. 

Since it was founded in 1960, RPB has channeled more than $403 million into eye research. As a result, RPB has been identified with nearly every major breakthrough in vision research in that time. For information on RPB’s grants program, listings of RPB institutional and individual grantees, and findings generated by these awards, go to www.rpbusa.org