From Research to Reality
Introducing the winner of the ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship 2019
sponsored by Allergan
In 2018, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) – the largest provider of fellowships globally – introduced a new program; the Advanced Research Fellowship, in partnership with Allergan. The scheme offered an unmissable opportunity for young clinician researchers: a $50,000 grant to support the recipient’s research at an institute of their choice for 12 months. The applications were classified according to sub-specialties – including cornea, retina, glaucoma and paediatric ophthalmology – each of which were judged by an expert panel. The Fellowship received applications from all over the world, with the inaugural grant going to Emilio Torres-Netto, in honor of his work on keratoconus in underserved populations.
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