This year, the Parks Silver Medalist is Marilyn Miller, M.D. and the Bronze Medalist is C. Gail Summers, M.D.
Few have done more than Dr. Miller to save sight all over the world and to recognize her international efforts, the Children's Eye Foundation has developed and is awarding to Dr. Miller the Children for the World Globe.
Her research interests are teratology, congenital ocular anomalies, unusual strabismus syndromes, thalidomide embryopathy, and the epidemiology of selected pediatric ophthalmology problems. She has a longstanding participation in international ophthalmology, especially in educational activities in a number of developing countries including Nigeria, India, Asia and several South American countries. Her research in congenital anomalies and teratogens (drugs that cause abnormal fetal development)
Past Parks Silver medalists include:
• 2010: William S. Tasman, M.D.
• 2009: Alan B. Scott, M.D.
• 2008: Lorenz E. Zimmerman, M.D.
• 2007: Dr. Torsten Wiesel, M.D. F.R.S. and David Hunter Hubel, M.D.
• 2006: Arthur Jampolsky, M.D. and Gunter K. von Noorden, M.D.
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About the Children’s Eye Foundation
The CEF promotes the prevention, treatment, research, and public awareness of children’s eye diseases and disorders, including strabismus and amblyopia.
The mission of the CEF is to eliminate preventable blindness in children.
The CEF is the foundation of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). AAPOS is the largest physician organization in the world dedicated to children’s eye care and adults with strabismus. There are currently more than 1,200 members of AAPOS, representing 41 countries.