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LVPEI Scientists Featured in the World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists

LVPEI also figures among the top eye researchers from India in 2020 - Stanford University Study

L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has six of its eminent scientists listed among the top researchers (lifetime achievers) in the world in a study done by Stanford University.

  • Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Distinguished Chair of Eye Health
  • Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian, Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre 
  • Dr Savitri Sharma, Director Emeritus, Laboratory Services 
  • Prof Jill Keeffe, Visiting Professor 
  • Dr Shivaji Sisinthy, Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre
  • Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair

Former members of the LVPEI faculty, Dr Virender Sangwan, Dr Santosh Honavar, Dr Jay Chhablani, Dr Ravi Thomas and Dr Undurti N Das are also included in this list. 

Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian, Dr Savitri Sharma, Prof Jill Keeffe and Dr Shivaji Sisinthy were listed as the top 2% world scientists last year also in a similar study that was published by Stanford University for the first time.

Additionally, the Stanford University also conducted a study to generate the research impact of scientists in a single year (2020). Twelve LVPEI researchers (including the 6 lifetime achievers) figured among the top eye researchers of 2020. They are:  

  • Dr Shivaji Sisinthy
  • Prof Mohamed Javed Ali
  • Dr Savitri Sharma
  • Dr Gullapalli N Rao
  • Dr Prashant Garg
  • Prof Jill Keeffe
  • Dr Swathi Kaliki
  • Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian
  • Dr Taraprasad Das
  • Dr Rohit C Khanna
  • Dr Milind N Naik
  • Dr Sayan Basu

“Research has been an integral part of L V Prasad Eye Institute since inception, and LVPEI has over 3600 publications to its credit. It is heartening to see that scientists from LVPEI are listed among the top eye researchers worldwide. I congratulate everyone on the global eye researchers list,” said Dr Gullapalli N Rao.

This database of top-cited scientists has been created by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA, and Elsevier BV, a Netherlands-based publishing company. According to the Stanford – Elsevier report published last week, the rank is based on the top 100,000 by C-scores (number of citations, excluding self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. It includes scientists spread over 22 fields and 176 sub-fields across all disciplines.

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About LVPEI: Established in 1987, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, is a comprehensive eye health facility. The Institute has ten functional arms to its areas of operations: Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health, Eye Banking, Advocacy and Policy Planning, Capacity Building, Innovation and Product Development. The LVPEI Eye Care Network has 236 Centres spread across the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka in India. The institute's mission is to provide equitable and quality eye care to all sections of society. The LVPEI’s five-tier ‘Eye Health Pyramid’ model covering all sections of society right from the villages to the city, provides high quality and comprehensive - prevention, curative and rehabilitation – eye care to all. It has served over 32.11 million (3 crore 21 lakh people), with more than 50% of them entirely free of cost, irrespective of the complexity of care needed.