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Jacqueline Reinhard awarded for glaucoma research
Dr. Jacqueline Reinhard from the Department of Cell Morphology and Molecular Neurobiology at Ruhr Universität Bochum has been awarded for her research on glaucoma eye disease.
The biologist has been awarded the glaucoma research prize by Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG). She received the prize amounting to 5,000 euros and sponsored by Santen GmbH in Berlin on 28 September 2019.
With more than 60 million affected people, glaucoma is one of the most common causes of blindness worldwide. In Germany alone, the number of patients is estimated to one million. Glaucoma causes irreversible optic nerve and retinal nerve cell damage. Elevated intraocular pressure is one of the main risk factors causing blindness.
Dr. Jacqueline Reinhard
Department of Cell Morphology and Molecular Neurobiology
Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
Phone: +49 234 32 24314
30 September 2019