Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award for Optometry PhD student
Congratulations to DOVS PhD student, Jeremiah Lim, who has been awarded the prestigious Eberhard Dodt Memorial Award, for the outstanding young presenter at the 54th International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) Annual Symposium held in Singapore.
An award, to the value of €3,000, commemorates the life and work of Eberhard Dodt, in particular his help and encouragement, over many years, of young scientists working in the field of clinical electrophysiology of vision. It is awarded to the young scientist who, in the opinion of the Adjudication Panel, makes the best presentation at the Annual Symposium of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV). The award comprises a travel fellowship of €1,500, to be used for attendance at one of the next three ISCEV symposia, plus an honorarium of €1,500 to be used at the discretion of the recipient to further their work in the field.
Jeremiah's study entitled "Functional and structural insights into ageing and Alzheimer’s disease in a murine model” considers retinal changes in a murine model of aggressive A-beta deposition. Accelerated age-related loss, particularly in the inner retinal are associated with an increase in soluble A-beta. This study has implication for our understanding of ocular manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease.