Moorfields consultant awarded Bengal British Icons award

Congratulations to Mr Mahi Muqit, consultant ophthalmologist, who has been awarded a Bengal British Icons award at the House of Lords for his exceptional contributions to healthcare and biomedical research.

The Bengal British Icon Awards, hosted this year by Rt Hon Baroness Uddin, Member of the House of Lords, provides a platform to celebrate Asian success across diverse fields.

Mr Muqit was part of a team to deliver the first diabetic retinopathy screening programme in Bangladesh. More recently, he has been awarded £1.2m to explore a new treatment for retinal detachment surgery.

Mahi has been praised for leaving ‘an indelible mark in the field of healthcare and biomedical research’ and for ‘serving as a beacon of inspiration for countless individuals’.

“I've spent over 15 years working with Helen Keller International in setting up to scale Bangladesh diabetic eye screening programmes," explains Mahi.

“I am honoured to receive this award in recognition of my charitable work in the field of international blindness prevention.”


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29th April 2024