Pakistani American Anjuman

PAKISTANI-AMERICAN ANJUMAN

  • Fatima Jinnah

    Fatima Jinnah

  • Sadequain Aftaab-e-Taaza

    Sadequain Aftaab-e-Taaza

  • Stranded Ship On Clifton Beach 1985

    Stranded Ship On Clifton Beach 1985

  • Nanga Parbat

    Nanga Parbat

  • Pakistani Kids

    Pakistani Kids

  • Romance of the Punjab

    Romance of the Punjab

  • Quid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan

    Quid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan

  • Sadequain Roots

    Sadequain Roots

  • K2

    K2

  • Gardenia National Flower

    Gardenia National Flower

Mark HumayunThe grandson of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's personal physician, Mark Humayun, received the United States top honor in the field of technology and innovation given by US President Barack Obama. Dr. Humayun was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

 

Dr. Humayun received this medal for his contribution to invention, development, and application of bioelectronics in medicine, including a retinal prosthesis for restoring vision to the blind, thereby significantly improving a patients’ quality of life.

Dr. Humayun is the co-inventor of 'Argus II' series of retina implants, which restores sight for those suffering from blindness. His invention is inspired by the loss of sight suffered by his grandmother, when she lost her vision due to diabetic which motivated him to become an ophthalmologist, hoping he could save the sight of others

 

It’s a great recognition as President Obama said “Mark helped create the ‘Argus II’, a ‘bionic eye’ that has restored vision to patients who’ve been blind for up to 50 years”.

Humayun is also the only ophthalmologist to be elected as a member of both US National Academies of Medicine and Engineering.

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is the United States’ highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the president of the United States on America's leading innovators.

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