Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director –Research, Vision Research Foundation and Consultant, Vitreroretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, has received the ‘Hayreh’ award for his significant scientific contribution in retina and vitreous at the recently held 19th Annual Vitreoretinal Society Conference. The award was instituted by (late) Bijayanand Patnaik, a pioneer Vitreo-Retinal surgeon, in the name of Dr. Sohan Singh Hayreh, an eminent ophthalmologist. Dr. Lingam Gopal is the first recipient of the award.
Dr. Lingam Gopal also gave a talk on “Management of Retinal Detachment with Choroidal Coloboma” at the conference held at Mysore from Dec 2-4, 2010.
Prior to receiving the Hayreh award, Dr. Lingam Gopal was honoured for his outstanding contribution in ophthalmology both at the Uttarakand State Ophthalmologic Society (UKSOS) conference and at the Kerala State Ophthalmologic Society (KSOS) conference. At the UKSOS conference, held on October 23 & 24, 2010 at Dehradun, Dr. Lingam Gopal received the Dr. C Shekhar Grover Oration award and spoke on “Intricacies of vitreoretinal surgery.”
At the KSOS conference, held on November 26 & 27, 2010 at Kochi, he received the Dr. Alexander Gold Medal Oration award and delivered a talk on “Retinopathy of Prematurity.”