Dr Adeeb Alam bags best paper award at 7th National CME on Eye Banking
Aligarh: Dr Adeeb Alam Khan, Associate Professor, Institute of Ophthalmology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University and in-charge of the Universityâ€™s Eye Bank recently bagged the â€˜best paperâ€™ award at the 7th National CME on Eye Banking held at the Le-Meridian, New Delhi.
His paper, â€˜Deterrence and Perceptions towards Eye Donation in Hospital Visiting Populationâ€™, which was widely appreciated was awarded in the â€˜free paper category.â€™
Stalwarts from the field of eye banking attended the programme, which took place to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of â€˜Eye Bank Association, Indiaâ€™.
Detailed deliberations on roadblocks in eye donation and utilization of donor cornea took place in the programme.
â€œSince January 2006, Eye Bank of the Institute of Ophthalmology, AMU has been working to eradicate corneal blindness in and around Aligarh,â€ said Dr Khan, who added that the Institute of Ophthalmology has requested AMU administration to provide a financial assistance worth 20-25 lakh for purchasing â€˜Specular Microscopeâ€™ and an ambulance purely dedicated for Eye bank.