Awards and Honours

 He is recognized internationally for his outstanding contributions in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. He is recipient of 24 National and International Awards for his outstanding contribution and innovation viz; “Best of the Best Winner” Special Interest. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society Conference held at New Orleans, USA, May 6-9, 2016, “Best of the Best Winner” in New Techniques “Management of Double Crystalline Lens.” American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society Conference held at San Francisco, USA,  April 19-23, 2013, “Oscar of Pediatric Ophthalmology” at the World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus held at Barcelona: September 3-6, 2015, Recipient of American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2013, Distinguished Service Award by Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in January 2013, ORBIS International Gold Medal for significant scientific contribution in the field of Community Ophthalmology in pediatric cataract surgery Milan, Italy 2012, Surgical Video Award in Challenging Cases at the At European Society of Cataract and Refractive Society Meeting held at Milan, Italy 2012, Prof P. Siva Reddy International Award (2012) by All India Ophthalmological Society, WHO award for the best research work on Posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery and in-the-bag fixation of intraocular lenses at the VI Ophthalmological Congress of SAARC Countries, 19-21 November 1999, Kathmandu, Nepal, American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for Best Poster on Pediatric Cataract Surgery. 2004.

Awarded at Bombay Ophthalmic Association. August 20, 2016, Dr R.P Centre Oration. March 12, 2016, AIIMS, New Delhi, Best Surgical Video Award at All India Ophthalmological Society Meeting at Kolkotta; Feb 2016, Ophthalmic Premier League at  AIOS, Held at New Delhi; 2015, Dr PN Sinha Oration Award. Highest Award of Bihar Ophthalmological Society. At the Annual Meeting of BOS held at Gaya, Bihar 2010, Prof Narendra Swarup Oration award for significant contribution in cataract surgery. December 2010, Ophthalmic Premier League trophy for “Best Video” 2010. NZOS 2010 at Uttrakhand Oct 24, 2010, Gold Medal for significant contribution for Indian Ophthalmology at the Maharashtra and Bombay Ophthalmological Association at Mumbai in September 2009, FAMS (Fellowship of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India) in the year 2008, Prof LC Dutta Oration by All Assam Ophthalmological Society 2007, Dr. Daljit Singh Gold Medal by the Indian Intraocular and Refractive Society (2001).


Fellowship/Membership of National and International Scientific Societies, Academics Etc.

 International Membership Scientific Societies:

 Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Member of American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Life member of International Physician for Prevention of Nuclear War


National Membership Scientific Societies:

 Fellow National Academy of Medical Sciences 2008

  • Life Member of All India Ophthalmological Society: (J- 2908)
  • Life member of Indian Intraocular lens and Refractive Society (J- 547)
  • Life member of Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society
  • Life Member of North Zone Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of Managing Committee of All India Ophthalmological 1999-2003
  • Member of the Scientific Committee All India Ophthalmological Society 2003-05
  • Life member of Himachal Pradesh Ophthalmologists Association
  • Hon. Secretary of Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society from 1996-1999
  • Hon. Secretary of Eye Bank Society, Chandigarh 2002
  • President, Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society for year 2002-2003
  • Chairman Scientific Committee North Zone Ophthalmological Society (2007-2012)

 Editorial Task (National and International):


  • Section Editor:  Cataract and Refractive Surgery Section of Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (2008-2016)
  • Member Editorial Board of American Journal of Ophthalmology (AJO Case report)
  • Reviewers for Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Indian Journal of Medical Research, International Ophthalmology, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, International Journal of Ophthalmology


Fellowship Basic and Advanced:


World Health Organization (WHO) Fellowship Phacoemulsification


University of South Carolina, Storm Eye Institute, USA

November 1993

August 1994

Fellowship in Advanced Phacoemulsification and Pediatric Cataract Surgery

(Clinical and Research)


University of South Carolina, Storm Eye Institute, USA

March 1998