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Konika Sharma

Researcher Into Retinal Damage Wins E. Donnall Thomas Award

Research Into Retinal Damage

Wins E. Donnall Thomas Award

Dr. Sharma and her preceptor, Dr. James Dalton, Bassett’s Medical Education director.

COOPERSTOWN – Dr. Konika Sharma, a Bassett Hospital internal medicine resident in her third year of training, earned the 2019 E. Donnall Thomas Research Day Outstanding Research Presentation award for a finding that could improve detection of damage to retinas caused by diabetes.

Sharma addressed the question: “Is a hand-held non-mydriatic (no dilation required) fundus camera superior to the referred dilated eye exams for the screening and detection of diabetic retinopathy in the primary care setting?”  Her answer was: yes.

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