Hyderabad: LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) from Hyderabad has been selected for “The Greenberg Prize-End Blindness 2020” award for its impactful contributions to eliminate blindness. The winners were chosen based on the strength of their contributions to eliminate blindness under the Outstanding Achievement Prize category.
“I feel humbled and honored to accept this prestigious award on behalf of over the 3000 strong family of L V Prasad Eye Institute and its numerous supporters all over the globe. Eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020 has been an aspiration of the global eye care community for over two decades. I want to place on record our gratitude to Sanford and Susan Greenberg End Blindness Foundation for recognizing our contribution to this global effort. My heartiest congratulations to all the other winners” said a thrilled Dr. Gullapali N Rao, Founder Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute.
Recipients of The Greenberg Prize include members of the scientific and medical communities who have pioneered breath-taking advances in the fight to end the debilitating condition. Prize recipients are being honored in two categories: the Outstanding Achievement Prize, highlighting profound strides toward preventing and curing blindness, and The Visionary Prize, providing funding for scientists whose research exhibits significant potential in ending this ancient scourge.
Awarding $3 million in prize money, The Greenberg Prize is the high-water mark of a historic joint effort by leading scientists and figures from the worlds of business, politics, culture, art, music, and entertainment.