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Eye on the Future Video Contest

First-place winner: Meenakshi Ambati

Meenakshi Ambati is a high school senior with an eye on the future of macular degeneration treatment! Her award-winning video shares an association between atrophic macular degeneration and the medicine fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. 

Second-place winner: Ethan Dunn

Ethan Dunn is a high school junior with a focus on cataract prevention! He shares his research using a fish model to test eye drops with a substance called glutathione to prevent cataracts from forming on the lens of the eye. 

Third-place winner: Sanjana Kumar

Sanjana Kumar is a high school sophomore with a passion for keeping people safe on the road! Sanjana’s research uses human blink patterns (or eye aspect ratios) to identify when drivers are drowsy or distracted. She hopes to turn this research into a consumer-facing vehicle device to prevent accidents. 

Last updated: June 24, 2022