08 May 2024

Prof. José Cunha-Vaz receives the Helen Keller Award

José Cunha-Vaz, Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Coimbra and Honorary President of AIBILI, has just been awarded the most prestigious global prize in ophthalmology research: the Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. His scientific discoveries, spanning from the 1960s in England, the USA, and Portugal, have influenced generations of researchers and had a significant impact on clinical practice.

The award was presented in Seattle, USA, by the Helen Keller Foundation and the BrightFocus Foundation, during the congress of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), which brings together over 10.000 ophthalmology specialists from 75 countries.