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Discipline of Ophthalmology’s Clinical Senior Lecturer Greg Maloney has been awarded the Troutman Corneal Prize

Dr. Greg Moloney has been awarded the prestigious Troutman Corneal Prize for his paper Descemetorhexis Without Grafting for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy – Supplementation With Topical Ripasudil, published in Cornea.1

The Troutman Cornea Prize for Young Clinician Investigators was established by Dr. Richard Troutman, one of the founders of The Cornea Society, and its second president. This is an annual award bestowed by the Society for the paper published in Cornea during the previous year, which was judged to be most outstanding and innovative, and authored by an investigator 40 years of age or younger. Dr Moloney will present his work at the annual scientific meeting of the Cornea Society just prior to the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in October.

Dr. Moloney and team investigated the safety and efficacy of descemetorhexis without donor tissue as a primary treatment for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. The technique removes the dysfunctional central endothelial cells and guttata, leaving the peripheral Descemet’s membrane intact. This enables healthy cells to repopulate the entire posterior corneal surface. The procedure does not require donor tissue, which means there is no risk of rejection.