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Vision Excellence Awards: Dunera Ilako

Prof Dunera Ilako

Prof. Dunera Rahel Ilako has been a practicing ophthalmologist for over twenty years. She is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Nairobi and is often invited as a guest speaker at many international conferences and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. She has performed thousands of eye surgeries including cataract surgery, Lasik surgery, glaucoma surgery, squint surgery, cornea collagen cross linking and cornea transplant surgery among others. She is the founder of Eagle Eye Laser Centre, one of the largest state of the art eye hospitals in Kenya offering comprehensive eye health to both Kenyans and beyond.

She has played a key role in strengthening the training of ophthalmologists in Eastern Africa by being the founder president of College of Ophthalmology of East, Central and Southern Africa, a position she held until 2009. She has a keen interest in sports medicine and is an international vision impairment classifier for Paralympics. She is the current CEO of Eagle Eye Laser Centre.