The Jakarta Post
A child has his eyesight tested in this stock photograph. Doni Widyandana's research on pediatric vision disorders was awarded the Orbis Medal at the recent Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in Lisbon. (Shutterstock/File)
Gadjah Mada University (UGM) medical lecturer Doni Widyandana has been awarded the Orbis Medal for his research on pediatric vision disorders during an international forum in Portugal last week.
In the Oct. 18 report by kompas.com, Doni's work was among the 3,059 presentations submitted to the Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, held on Oct. 7-11 in Lisbon.
"From the total submissions, the committee shortlisted 500 papers," Doni said in Yogyakarta.
Doni's paper, titled "Early detection of Childhood Visual Impairment and Blindness Using Key Informant Method in Bantul District, Indonesia", was among those chosen to be presented at the forum, and which eventually claimed the Orbis Medal.
"At the forum, they convey medals for free papers and the best posters related to therapy and prevention for blindness in developing countries," said Doni.
The award was presented by the UK office of Orbis International, a global non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in the US that is dedicated to providing long-term, sustainable eye care programs, including preserving and restoring vision, in developing countries. (liz/kes)