Dr. Vadrevu Raju
Dr. Vadrevu Raju has been inducted into the Global Medical Missions Hall of Fame.

TOLEDO, Oh. (Diya TV) — Indian-American doctor Vadrevu Raju has been inducted into the Global Medical Missions Hall of Fame, this in recognition of his efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness in parts of the world hit by poverty and poor access to medical care.

Raju, founder and medical director of the Eye Foundation of America, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

“No child will be denied treatment, and children from around the world can come to receive world-class services. If blindness is preventable, then let us do it big,” Raju said in a statement. Children provided with the gift of sight, he added, on average, lead 75 years of productive lives.

Through his foundation, Raju renders state-of-the-art services through mobile eye camps and permanent brick-and-mortar hospitals. Since the foundation’s inception, Raju’s camps and institutes have facilitated more than 600 physician exchanges, trained more than 200 ophthalmologists, served two million patients and performed 300,000 vision-saving surgeries in 21 countries.

Raju received his medical degree from Andhra University in India, completing his ophthalmology residency and fellowship at the University of London. In the U.S., Dr. Raju completed an anterior segment surgery fellowship at Louisiana State University. His extensive accomplishments continue, he presently serves as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and of the American College of Surgeons.