LVPEI and Bajaj Group will create a retina care center

LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has partnered with Bajaj Group to establish “Anant Bajaj Retina Institute” as a center of excellence and global resource center for retinal diseases. The MoU was signed between Bajaj Electricals Chief Executive Officer Shekhar Bajaj and LVPEI Executive Chairman Dr. Prashant Garg on Friday.

Anant Bajaj Retina Institute will be an integral part of LVPEI to improve people’s access to high quality retina care. It will train ophthalmologists and eye care personnel, build the capacity of other eye care organizations, promote and improve research capacity, expand community eye health programs, and use technology for better management of retinal diseases. .

“LVPEI develops institutes of excellence and global resource centers to control all major forms of blindness and visual impairment through dedicated efforts ranging from health promotion to the treatment of complex eye diseases and the rehabilitation of the blind. incurable. We are delighted to partner with Mr. Bajaj and the Bajaj Group,” said Dr. Garg.

“We are pleased to partner with an institution renowned for excellence and innovation in providing world-class eye care services. Together, we can make a big difference through multiple eye care centers to provide services prevention and rehabilitation to all, especially those in rural areas.. Anant’s dream was to combine cutting-edge technology with philanthropy to make a difference in people’s lives,” Mr. Bajaj said.

The retina is the innermost layer of the eye and plays an essential role in sight. Once damaged, it leads to irreversible vision loss and retinal problems such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa and other inherited retinal diseases. These can be controlled and managed if diagnosed early and treated in time, said the network leader of the brand new institute, Dr. Raja Narayanan.

The LVPEI, established in 1987, has 236 centers spread across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka and has served 3.21 million people with over 50% free, providing high quality eye care and comprehensive – prevention, curative and rehabilitation – to all, said a press release.

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