Research Grants and Student Loans

Children's Eye Foundation has a history of funding research projects for children's vision and offering zero interest loans to indivduals specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Take a look below to see the wonderful work that CEF has done through the years:

Research Projects

1983 – 1984

  • Anne B. Fulton, MD, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Boston, MA for her research on retinal sensitivity and adaptation in young patients. 
  • Lois E. H. Smith, MD associate in ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology in Boston, MA, for her work in biochemical studies of retinal degeneration.

1982

  • Diane L. Bloom 

     

     

     

     

    • “The effects of a Baby’s Strabismus on his Mother’s Perceptions, Behaviors, and Attitudes”
  • Anne B. Fulton 

     

     

     

     

    • “Dark Adaptation in Infants and Young Children”
  • Penny Glass

     

     

     

     

    • “The Effect of Continuous Illumination in the Intensive Care Nursery on the Developing Visual System of the Preterm Infant”
  • Lawrence E. Leguire, PhD 

     

     

     

     

    • “A test for Steroposis in Infants”
  • Steven S. Searl, MD

     

     

     

     

    • “Prevention of Post-Operative Adhesions by Use of a Bilogic Sleve”

1980

  • Henry S. Metz, MD 

     

     

     

     

    • $4,000
    • Quantitative Measurement of Ocular Motility for Strabismus Management
    • Seeking to augment the ophthalmologist’s clinical experience with qualitative biomedical measurements in making diagnoses
  • Richard M. Robb, MD 

     

     

     

     

    • $5,000
    • Anatomical Study of Human Retinal Development
    • Make qualitative measurements of the rod-free area of developing human retina using autopsy materials
  • Velma Dobson, MD 

     

     

     

     

    • $4,700
    • Develop a Technique for Screening Visual Resolution in six month to three year old children
  • Llyod M. Wilox, Jr.

     

     

     

     

    • $5,000
    • The Long term effects of strabismus Procedures on anterior Segment Physiology
  • J. Allen Gammon, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Emory University Clinic, Atlanta, GA, for his work on animal models for amblyopia research

1977 

  •  Study of the Velocity of Saccadic Eye Movements in the Vertical and Oblique Fields

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: Frederick J. Elsas, MD
    • Collaborating Investigators: Richard Robb, MD; Robert Peterson, MD
    • Grant Awarded: $1,000, #CECF-RF-1975-1
  • Pre-School Vision Testing

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: David S. Friendly, MD
    • Collaborating Investigator: Lois De Andrea, Rn
    • Irving, TX
    • Grant Awarded: $947.50, #CECF-RF-1975-3
  • Assessment of Optical Iridectomy in Incomplete Congenital Cataract

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: John S. Crawford, MD
    • Hospital for Sick Children Toranto, Canada
    • Grant Awarded: $2,425.00, #CECF-RF-1976-2
  • Practical Management of Amblyopia

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: Florencio Ching, MD
    • Orange, CA
    • Grant Awarded: $900.00, #CECF-RF-1976-2
  • Pattern of Traumatic Ocular Injuries in Children

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: Katherine M. Detre
    • Department of Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh
    • Grant Awarded: $760.00, #CECF-RF-1976-3
  • The Role of Vertical Saccades in the Surgical Management of Double Elevator Palsies

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: William E. Scott, MD
    • Division of Orthoptics, Department of Ophthalmology; University of Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    • Grant awarded: $1320.00, #CECF-RF-1976-4
  • The Efficacy of Orthoptic Therapy

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: William E. Scott, MD
    • Division of Orthoptics; Department of Ophthalmology; University of Iowa; Iowa city, Iowa 52242
    • Grant Awarded: $2,300.00, #CECF-RF-1976-5
  • Pre School Vision Testing, a Clinical Research Proposal

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: Dr. David S. Friendly
    • Department of Ophthalmology; Children’s Hospital National Medical Center; Washington, DC 20009
    • Grant Awarded: $1,500.00, #CECF-RF-1976-6
  • Investigation of Dosage Requirements for Topically Applied Ophthalmic Drugs in Infants and Children

     

     

     

     

    • Principal Investigator: Thomas F. Patton, Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas 66044
    • Grant Awarded: $3,950, #CECF-RF-1976-7

Student Loans

Zero interest loans, up to $10,000 each, were given to individuals for training fellowships conducted in North America. Priority was given to fellows who were seeking support for additional training after completion of a one-year fellowship program in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus and to fellows who were planning to pursue academic or teaching careers after completion of fellowship training.

1983

  • Brenda Gallie, MD
  • Hilary J. Ronner, MD
  • Hilary Jane Ronner, MD 

1982

  • Edward G. Buckley, MD
  • David Robins, MD 
  • Werner Cadera, MD 
  • Maria A. Musarella, MD
  • David Robins, MD 
  • Edward S. Parelhof, MD 

1980

  • Rebeca Adams, MD 
  • Robert William Lingua, MD 
  • John W. Simon, MD 
  • Vincent J. Sutton, MD
  • Jane D. Kivlin, MD