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ARVO hosted its first Capitol Hill Congressional briefing in conjunction with the publication of its first peer-reviewed paper. The briefing focused on the $11.2 billion in healthcare savings enabled by a government-funded discovery -- OCT (optical coherence tomography).

Featured speakers at the briefing included:

  • Claude Burgoyne, MD, FARVO, Devers Eye Institute and 2018 ARVO President
  • Philip Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Eric Swanson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This widely attended event was held in conjunction with the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, with special support from Research to Prevent Blindness.