Posted by PRNewswire
Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, today announced that Yoshikazu Imanishi is the recipient of the 2017 Pisart Award.
“Dr. Imanishi is being recognized for his remarkable contributions to the field of vision science and the significant impact of his research,” says Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild. “He is a stellar vision researcher whose work has led to novel therapeutic approaches and diagnostic methods for blinding disorders. His pioneering work on Usher syndrome, an inherited disorder causing combined blindness and deafness, has brought hope to patients and families worldwide.”
“Improving the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired is the core tenet of Lighthouse Guild,” Dr. Morse added. “By recognizing leading clinicians and scientists, such as Dr. Imanishi, who are searching for and finding ways to understand visual mechanisms, restore vision, and help those with vision loss, we bring new energy to our shared purpose and help lay the foundation for tomorrow’s breakthroughs.“