1. Puliafito honored with international Vision Award in Portugal

    Puliafito honored with international Vision Award in Portugal

    Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen A. Puliafito received the 2012 António Champalimaud Vision Award today for the invention and development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) — imaging technology that has revolutionized the practice of ophthalmology by dramatically improving the ability of clinicians to diagnose and treat such blinding diseases as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Puliafito accepted the award in Lisbon, Portugal, during a ceremony held at the Champalimaud Foundation, one of the world’s largest international scientific institutions. “The António Champalimaud Vision Award is a magnificent testament to Dr. Puliafito’s pioneering achievements in ...

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    1. OCT is a case study in the power of collaboration between engineering and medicine in the development of new technologies that can dramatically improve patient care...I am deeply honored to receive the award and proud to have been at the forefront of such an important contribution to the field of vision medicine.
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