Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham, Ophthalmologist, Vitero retinal surgeon and Medical Director, Radhatri Netralaya, Hindi Prachar Sabha Street, T. Nagar, was awarded ‘Best Social Activity’ by MSME-Women Entrepreneur Welfare Association recently.

She has been conducting eye camps in schools and villages, creating awareness programmes on first aid measures, injuries and other eye-related problems.

Dr. Vasumathy, in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Government and Institute of Child Health, has been carrying out free screening for pre-term infants for retinopathy of pre-maturity (ROP, a blinding disorder) for four years now.

She is also involved in eye donation campaigns and promotional activities to improve awareness on eye donation. She has been recognised as one of the top 20 women ophthalmologists in India by the Ophthalmology World Report.

She is also a recipient of ‘Hanumantha Reddy Award’ for the best work done in paediatric ophthalmology, Chetpet Balakrishnan Baskaran Oration by IMA, Tamil Nadu, for her work in the field of retina-vitreous. She is a member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, having topped the FRCS examination in 1999.

She can be contacted at 2433 2229.

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