Yog Raj Sharma

President [[Pranab Mukherjee]] presenting the Padma Shri Award to Yog Raj Sharma in 2015 Yog Raj Sharma is an Indian ophthalmologist and ex-chief of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, the apex body of the ''National Programme for the Control of Blindness'', a Government of India initiative to reduce the prevalence of blindness in India. He is the Chairman of the ''Task Force on Prevention and Control of Diabetic Retinopathy Group'' and the Co-Chairman of the ''National Task Force on Prevention of Blindness from Retinopathy of Prematurity'' under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India. An advisor to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. Sharma was honored by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award. In 2005, Yog Raj Sharma's published article on "Pars plana vitrectomy vs scleral buckling in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment" in Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica and in November 2021, American society of retina specialists cited it as top 100 publications on retinal detachment management in the last ~121 years. Of these top hundred publications, only nineteen countries contributed, three of the contributing countries were Asian and from India this study was the sole contribution. Dr Sharma called it 'the singular biggest achievement of his career" in an article published in Daily Excelsior, Jammu in December 2021. Provided by Wikipedia
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