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. Rao received his basic medical education in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, and completed his postgraduate training in ophthalmology at the All India Institute for Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He came to the United States in 1972, where he trained at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and later at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He continued to practice and teach in Rochester until his return to India in 1986. His areas of specialization include diseases of the cornea, eye banking and corneal transplantation, and community eye health. He has been actively involved in the development of numerous collaborations between the United States and India and, in his role as President of the IABP, he leads the global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020.


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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
19-Apr-2006


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