Abhay VASAVADA, India
Dr. Abhay Vasavada completed his Masters in Ophthalmology (M.S.) from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1975. He was awarded the coveted degree of a Fellow Of the Royal College Of Surgeons, England (F.R.C.S.) in 1980. He completed higher surgical training, a necessity for the promotion to a consultant position in U.K. He went on to specialize in cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation, a domain that he has subsequently made his own.
He has been invited to perform live surgical demonstrations across the globe including the U.S.A., (Annual meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, other countries of the Middle East, the entire Asia-Pacific region including China and Australia. He is a distinguished member of different local and international ophthalmic societies all over the world.
To his credit, he has contributed 140 publications in peer reviewed national & international journals.
He is the first Indian and only the second Asian to be awarded the Binkhorst Medal Lecture by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) in 2011 . This medal is one of the highest honours conferred for an outstanding contribution in the field of Ophthalmology.