Bangladesh's Nuzhat Choudhury wins Prevention of Blindness Award

She will receive the award in person in Malaysia in 2023

Bangladesh's Nuzhat Choudhury has won the outstanding service in Prevention of Blindness Award of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO).

She was named the recipient of the award at the APAO Conference 2022 held online.

Each year, outstanding ophthalmologists are recognised for their contributions to advancing ophthalmology and eye care in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

The 38th APAO Congress will take place in Malaysia from 23–26 February 2023.

"Hopefully, I will receive the award in person in Malaysia in 2023," Nuzhat, a professor at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), said.

She is also the daughter of Dr Abdul Alim Chaudhury, one of the martyred intellectuals during the 1971 Liberation War.