Professor Harminder Dua, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, in the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, has been awarded a CBE for services to eye healthcare, health education and ophthalmology.
Professor Dua’s most famous contribution to ophthalmology was his research group’s discovery of a previously undetected layer of the human cornea in 2013. His work to develop our understanding of this Pre-Decemet layer – also dubbed Dua’s Layer - has already informed three new surgical techniques and made lamellar corneal transplantation safer.
He served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology and is a past president of both EuCornea and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in September 2018.
He said: "I was thrilled to receive this great honour, which was not something I expected. On reflection, this is clearly a recognition of the multitude of individuals from amongst my family, friends, colleagues and students, who helped me reach where I am. I am proud to be part of the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust."
Posted on Tuesday 11th June 2019