Vijitha Vempuluru from AIIMS Hyderabad, India, is the first recipient of the Victoria Cohen Scholarship for aspiring ocular oncologists.
The Judging Panel for the Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust, made up of six leading eye specialists, was in unanimous agreement that Vijitha was the worthy winner despite a strong shortlist of applicants.
Vijitha was presented with a trophy at the recent ISOO conference in Leiden, The Netherlands, in recognition of her achievement and $25,000 USD to support her during her fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA, one of the full members of the World Association of Eyehospitals.
In this picture Vijitha Vempuluru is standing next to Nicholas Rapley, Chairperson at Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust.
News from our Full Member Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine
A Clear Focus “The thing about glaucoma is you don’t feel worse. You don’t feel anything,” says patient Patricia Caulfield, who experienced significant vision loss as a result of the disease. Now stable following the care she received at Wilmer, Caulfield is pursuing a lifelong love of art and creating awareness about glaucoma. Zeroing in […]
Organised by: Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital Bangladesh, associate member of the WAEH Partners: ANDHERI HILFE BONN. GERMANY, DAK Foundation, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Good People International, IAPB, Orbis International, Operation Eye Sight Universal, Shoelhuber Foundation, SightSavers, Vision Spring, Restoring Vision. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the […]
Below an update on the travels from the inaugural international fellow, Tim Soeken, MD, a brief selection from one of his recent newsletters about a patient he saw in Burundi: This is Josephine. When she arrived at Kibuye, she could only see light in each eye. She had to be led around with a stick […]
News from our member Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital World Sight Day (WSD) is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. This year Global theme has been selected “Love Yours Eyes” for WSD 2022. Dr. […]