Dr Virender Sangwan is a renowned ophthalmic surgeon of international repute with over 25 years of rich experience. He has been involved with cutting-edge research in eye care and his major contribution is in the field of translational research in ophthalmology involving limbal stem cells. Having mastered the technique of cultivating stem cells for the treatment of corneal blindness, he has treated over 800 patients, representing the largest human application of adult stem cell treatment anywhere in the world. He also developed a cost-effective technique of growing cells on the patient’s eye called SLET.
During his career, Dr Sangwan has been longest associated with LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI, since March 1998- August 2018), Hyderabad, India, where he worked as Director, Center for Ocular Regeneration (CORE) and Srujana- Center for Innovation. He has also been associated with the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, MA (USA), and with the DC-10 Flying Eye Hospital of ORBIS International, Inc. New York USA earlier in his career. Currently, he is Director of Innovations at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Daryagnaj, New Delhi.