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

LVPEI Scientists

Stanford University Study

A Study by Stanford University ranks eleven researchers from L V Prasad Eye Institute among the top 2% world researchers. 

Hyderabad, October 2022: Five of them are listed among the top 2% of scientists in the field of Ophthalmology based on their lifetime citationsDr Gullapalli N Rao – Founder and Distinguished Chair of Eye Health, Dr Savitri Sharma – Director Emeritus, Laboratory Services, Prof Jill Keeffe – Visiting Professor, Dr Prashant Garg – Executive Chair and Prof/Dr Mohammad Javed Ali – Senior Oculoplastic Clinician and Scientist. They also feature in the top 2% based on the most recent citations in 2021, along with four other senior clinicians and scientists from LVPEI – Dr Swathi Kaliki, Dr Rohit Khanna, Dr Taraprasad Das, and Dr Sayan Basu. Additionally, Dr Shivaji Sisinthy and Prof D Balasubramanian – Directors Emeritus, Research, LVPEI, also feature in this list for Microbiology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology respectively. 

This study was first done in 2020, and this is the third consecutive year for the LVPEI scientists to be listed among the top 2% eminent researchers in the world.  “With over 4000 publications, research is one of the core focus areas at L V Prasad Eye Institute. It is heartening to see that clinicians and scientists from LVPEI continue to be listed among the top eye researchers worldwide. I congratulate everyone on the global eye researchers list,” said Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute. 

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. 

Read more about the listing: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/4

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 260+ 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 34.14 million (3 crore 41 lakh people), with more than 50% of them entirely free of cost, irrespective of the complexity of care needed.

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