2022 Kritzinger Memorial Award:Sri Ganesh, MBBS, DNB, DSC (Hon.), FRCS (Glasgow), FAICO

Founder of Nethradhama Hospitals Pvt Ltd and Shraddha Eye Care Trust, Dr. Sri Ganesh started his practice in 1994 and now runs eight eye hospitals. He started his refractive surgery practice with radial keratotomy in 1994 and LASIK in 1997 and has been at the forefront of refractive surgery technologies ever since. He has performed over 120,000 cataract surgeries and 75,000 refractive surgeries. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has done some pioneering work on lenticule extraction techniques and using SMILE lenticules in tissue addition techniques for correction of hyperopia and keratoconus.

Dr. Ganesh has contributed to six book chapters. He has trained over 200 national and international fellows in phaco and refractive surgeries. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2014 for his contributions to the field of ophthalmology. He was awarded the honorary FRCS (Glasgow) in 2018. He was awarded the Gold Medal Oration by the Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in 2017, the Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society, India Gold Medal in 2007, and the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association Gold Medal in 2011.

Dr. Ganesh has delivered numerous orations and lectures at various national and international conferences and conducted instruction courses and symposia. He has performed over 80 live surgical demonstrations during national and international meetings. He is a member of several national and international ophthalmic societies, including the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club.