Nepali ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit receives Isa Award worth USD 1 million from Bahraini king

File: Dr Sanduk Ruit
File: Dr Sanduk Ruit

Kathmandu, February 22

Nepali ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Rauit received the Isa Award for Service to Humanity worth USD 1 million (approximately Rs 132 million) from the Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Tuesday.

The Isa Foundation announced the award last month recognising Dr Ruit’s contribution to devising a new method for treating cataracts.

“He was also able to develop a new lens implanted inside the eyeball that could be produced at a much cheaper price than its counterparts,” the foundation said, “This has helped him in performing 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 Bahraini royal family.

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