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Vocational excellence award

Vocational excellence award

Vocational excellence award

Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham, Medical director, Radhatri Nethralaya (12, Hindi Prachara Sabha street, T. Nagar) was presented the "Vocational Excellence" Award by the Inner Wheel of district 323 at their district conference Sandesh on 22nd Jan 2015. The award was for her excellence in the treatment of preterm babies with the blinding disorder Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and her pet project "Balanethra: Tender Vision" that aims at free laser surgery of infants with ROP belonging to the lower socio economic class.

The club also donated Rs.50,000 for Gurupriya Vision Charitable Trust in presence of Dr. Rashi Sharma ,Association President, Swarnalatha Jothi ,District Chairman, Kamala Alagappan ,Conference Chairman,, Jayalaksmi Suryanarayanan Conference Secretary, Jyoti Agarwal,Conference and I.S.A.K. Nazar Rotary District Governor 3230.

Dr. Vasumathy has the distinction of being the alumnus of premier institutions such as Madras Medical College & RIO-GOH, Chennai where she completed her M.B.B.S & M.S Ophthalmology, L.V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad, where she did her vitreo retinal fellowship and Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai where she worked as a retina consultant for five years and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London where she did her fellowship in paediatric retina and Electrophysiology.

She is a member of All India Ophthalmologic Society (AIOS), Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA), Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmic Society (APSOS) and is a Governing council member of the vitreoretinal society of India.

She has a distinguished academic record with fifteen gold medals including the best outgoing medical student for M.B.B.S and M.S Ophthalmology and the prestigious Rakesh Sharma memorial award conferred by All India Ophthalmologic Society (AIOS) for best work in ocular trauma in India in 2005 and 46 publications in peer reviewed national and international journals and several presentations in conferences and symposia.

Her area of expertise is endophthalmitis, electrophysiology, paediatric retinal disorders, especially Retinopathy of prematurity and ocular trauma. She has recently been conferred with the Hanumantha Reddy Award for the best work done in pediatric ophthalmology in India. The award recognizes her exemplary work on eye infections in children. She is a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, having topped the FRCS examination in 1999.

She has been carrying out free screening and treatment of preterm infants for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP, a blinding disorder) over the past eight years in IOG, two years in RSRM , Stanley and in KMC. She has received the prestigious Chetpet Balakrishnan Baskaran oration awarded by IMA Tamilnadu state and best social service award by Women’s Entrepreneurs Welfare Association (WEWA). She has received the annual ophthalmology oration and gold medal from IMA Tambaram and Deccan Dhanvantri award by Sukar Markendeya Medical Research Foundation in 2014. She has been recognized as one of the top 20 women ophthalmologists in India by the Ophthalmology world report.

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25.01.2015. 21:25

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