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NY Daily News: Indian American Inventor of LASIK Surgery Honored by Barack Obama

posted by Randall

eyeRangaswamy Srinivasan has been honored by President Barack Obama with a national medal for science, technology and innovation for co-inventing LASIK eye surgery, reported the NY Daily News.

According to the White House citation Srinivasan and his fellow researcher Samuel Blumand James Wynne won for “the pioneering discovery of excimer laser ablative photodecomposition of human and animal tissue, laying the foundation for PRK and LASIK, laser refractive surgical techniques that have revolutionized vision enhancement,”

 The medals were presented to Srinivasan and 21 other researchers and inventors on Friday.
 Obama smiled as he said during the White House ceremony that the winners were “the greatest collection of brainpower we’ve had under this roof in a long time.”

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