Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Indy 500 race car to raise awareness for the UI Wynn Institute for Vision Research


Buddy Lazier, the 1996 Indy 500 winner, will drive the No. 91 University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone car in this year’s 98th running of the 500-mile race. The Indy car seeks to raise awareness of the UI’s Wynn Institute’s research involving blinding eye diseases.

Lazier’s own family has been impacted by eye disease. His daughter was born with a rare eye disorder called aniridia, which can cause reduction in visual acuity and increased sensitivity to light. Sponsorship of the Lazier Partners Racing team’s car also seeks to bring hope to others facing inherited eye disease around the world.

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