Persian Ophthalmology Award is given annually to an Iranian Ophthalmologist or an Ophthalmologist originated from the region of Persia who is a pioneer in Ophthalmology, recognized internationally, and has contributed to Ophthalmology at international levels. Dr. Mark Humayun was awarded the Persian Ophthalmology Honor in the 10th Shams Festival on Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 2018.
MARK S. HUMAYUN, MD, PHD, is the Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and Integrative Anatomical Sciences, Director of the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics, and CoDirector of the USC Roski Eye Institute. Dr. Humayun is an internationally recognized pioneer in vision restoration. He assembled a team of multidisciplinary experts to develop the first FDA approved artificial retina, Argus II, for sight restoration. He is a member of the U.S. National Academies of Medicine, Engineering, and Inventors. For his extraordinary contributions he was awarded the United States’ highest technological achievement, the 2015 National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama. Dr. Humayun is an IEEE Fellow and will receive the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award in July 2018.