Prof. Geeta Vemuganti, Dean, School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) is selected for the prestigious Weisenfeld award of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) for the year 2025 for her exemplary scholarly contributions, research and dedication to the field of Ophthalmology.

She was invited to deliver the Weisenfeld Award lecture at ARVO 2025 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prof. Geeta is the first Indian to receive this award. This year she is also honoured as ARVO Gold Fellow for her exemplary contributions to ARVO

The Mildred Weisenfeld Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology was established as a tribute to Mildred Weisenfeld’s outstanding contributions to the field, including the founding of ‘Fight for Sight’ in 1946. As a young woman with retinitis pigmentosa, she mobilised charitable assistance for those with vision disorders. She believed that by encouraging research and researchers, the result would have a greater impact. This award is presented to an individual in recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the clinical practice of ophthalmology.