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St Paul's Eye Unit's Professor Stephen Kaye has been awarded the prestigious National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Researcher of the Year award.

The award was presented at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress held in Professor Kaye receiving the award from Mr. Burdon, President of The Royal College of OphthalmologistsLiverpool this year. It is awarded annually to a clinician in recognition of their outstanding contributions to research.  This is based on their research leadership in the wider NHS community with successful delivery of research studies translating and leading to patient benefit.

The award was given in recognition of Professor Kaye’s research into diseases of the cornea and ocular surface, corneal transplantation, corneal infections and refractive disorders.

On receiving the award, Professor Stephen Kaye said “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award which is testament to the strong and passionate team of scientists and research active clinicians in Liverpool with whom I have the pleasure of working with.”

Professor Kaye has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist at St Paul's Eye Unit since 1994 and is a Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology in The Department of Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool.

"I am delighted and honoured to receive this award which is testament to the strong and passionate team of scientists and research active clinicians in Liverpool with whom I have the pleasure of working with."

Professor Stephen Kaye