Gullapalli N. Rao, the founder and chair of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, has been selected to the 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame instituted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery(ASCRS).
Dr Rao will be honoured at the induction ceremony in Los Angeles on May 6 at the annual meeting of the ASCRS.
The Hall of Fame honours pioneers in ophthalmology for their distinguished careers and contributions, with the physicians selected by their peers – more than 30,000 ophthalmologists across the world.
Since its inception in 1999, 55 scientists and physicians of all generations have been bestowed with this recognition.
Dr Rao is a former IAPB President.