Carla Siegfried, MD: Innovative Glaucoma Research

For her research project exploring the role of oxygen and antioxidant levels in the eye, Dr. Carla Siegfried (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis) was awarded the 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research.

The Shaffer Prize, presented annually by Glaucoma Research Foundation, recognizes a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to better understand glaucoma. In this interview with Dr. Siegfried, she talks about her research into oxidative stress and how it relates to glaucoma, what inspired her to investigate glaucoma, and how glaucoma patients might ultimately benefit from her research.