S. Sinumol, assistant professor in Ophthalmology at the Government Medical College, Thrissur, has won the People’s Choice Award, instituted by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

She bagged the runner-up prize by presenting a scientific video film, ‘Simple new technique for scleral fixation of IOL’ at an international conference of ASCRS held at San Francisco in April.

The conference had 180 entries all over the world.

She presented a new surgical method for scleral fixation of intra ocular lens that was simple, safe and cost-effective.

She has been practising this innovative technique over the past two years and found it successful, according to a press release.