Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World Ophthalmology Congress honours Dr Gullapalli Nageswara Rao


Hyderabad: Founder-Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) Dr Gullapalli N Rao was conferred the 'Bernardo Streiff Gold Medal' by the International Council of Ophthalmology at the opening ceremony of World Ophthalmology Congress in Berlin, Germany.

The Bernardo Streiff Gold Medal is awarded by election every four years by the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis at the World Ophthalmology Congress "to an ophthalmologist who has contributed most through history, ethics and education, to the advancement of ophthalmology," the release said.

Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis is a 60-member body of the top academicians in the world in the field of ophthalmology and Dr Rao is the second Indian to be a member of this group after his teacher late Prof L P Agarwal, former Director of All India Institute Medical S
ciences.
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