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Neil Lagali and Inger Berndtsson: Eye Care Awards 2020 for recognized work against visual impairment.

Professor Neil Lagali of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at LiU and Senior Lecturer Inger Berndtsson at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, have received an award from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired.

This prize is awarded to researchers and other professionals who have made significant contributions to increasing understanding of the life situation of visually impaired people. The jury includes representatives from the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired, the Swedish Ophthalmological Society, the Swedish Optometric Association, and the Association for Visual Rehabilitation.

“I am incredibly grateful for the award. It’s important to study rare eye diseases such as aniridia, both from the perspective of eye care and for scientific reasons”, says Neil Lagali.

Congratulations Neil and Inger!

Professor Neil Lagali, Linköping University and Associate Professor Inger Berndtsson at the University of Gothenburg’s eye care recipient 2020.

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