Congratulations to Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D.! Dr. Iezzi is being honored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the organization’s 2012 Visionary Award. Dr. Iezzi is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He holds the academic rank of associate professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Iezzi is being recognized for his research in the treatment of retinal degenerative diseases using neuroprotectants, ocular applications of nanotechnology and retinal prosthesis for restoring vision to the blind.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a national nonprofit focused on sight-saving research. The Dining in the Dark dinner is a sensory-awareness experience where guests get a glimpse into the lives of the blind by wearing special light-blocking blindfolds as they enjoy their entrée using only their heightened senses of smell, sound, taste, and touch. The unique event benefits cutting‑edge research into preventions, treatments, and cures for vision‑robbing retinal degenerative diseases.
Dr. Iezzi will receive his award at the Foundation’s Dining in the Dark inaugural dinner in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
For more information about the awards dinner, please visit the Foundation Fighting Blindness website and click on “News & Events.”