WEO is well aware of the importance of helping
the government understand the importance of eye care and education
for the public.
With these objectives in mind, WEO has regularly
invited internationally renowned ophthalmological authorities to
giving lectures in China.
The first WEO Outstanding Scholar Award was given
to Prof. Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Prize Laureate and director of the
WEO Board, on Sept 8, 2002, for his outstanding achievement in ophthalmologic
Following is Prof. Wiesel's speech at the 8th China