Academic Ophthalmology

Professor Harminder Dua recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours


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

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