Kathmandu, February 22
nepali ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Rauit received the Isa Award for Service to Humanity worth USD 1 million (roughly Rs 132 million) from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Tuesday.
The Isa Foundation announced the award last month recognizing Dr. Ruit’s contribution to devising a new method of treating cataracts.
“He was also able to develop a new lens implanted within the eyeball that could be produced at a much cheaper price than its counterparts,” the foundation said. “This has helped him perform cataract surgeries in less than five minutes during which he removes the cataract without stitches through small incisions, and replaces them with a cost-effective artificial lens.”
This was the fifth edition of the award established by the royal family of Bahrain.