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Friday, 25-May-2018

Gullapalli Nageswara Rao - Eyeing the fame

LV Prasad Eye Institute needs no introduction and neither does its founder GN Rao. His feats were recently recognised by a renowned medical body

Doctor Gullapalli N Rao was included in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRC) prestigious Ophthalmology Hall of Fame in 2017. He was honoured for the Hall of fame in the ASCRS annual meeting in Los Angeles on May 6th. The honour of inclusion in the Hall of fame is awarded to the people with outstanding contribution in the field of eye care. The award was introduced in year 1999. Since then, 55 scientists and physicists have been included in the ophthalmology Hall of Fame. G.N Rao is the founder and president of L. V Prasad Eye Institute. He is being honoured for the contribution of his eye care institute in the prevention blindness globally. Rao has also been honoured by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for his contribution in prevention of blindness. He established the L.V Prasad Eye Institute as a non-profit medical institution for eyes
in 1986-87.