The partnership aims towards eliminating avoidable retinal blindness
LV Prasad Eye Institute, as part of its undertaking of developing various Institutes of Excellence that focus on major causes of blindness, is partnering with the Bajaj Group for an Institute of Excellence and a Global Resource Centre for Retinal Diseases.
The MoU to formalise the partnership was signed between Shekhar Bajaj, CMD, Bajaj Electricals Limited (BEL) and Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). Named as the Anant Bajaj Retina Institute in the loving memory of late Anant Bajaj, it will be an integral part of LVPEI.
The Institute of Excellence aims to enhance access to high-quality retina care to several million more people through direct services of the LVPEI network and the work of its alumni and partners, and through capacity building across India and other parts of the world. Besides clinical care, the focus will be on training ophthalmologists and eye care personnel, building the capacity of other eye care organisations at national and international levels, promoting and enhancing research capacity in India and other developing countries, scaling up community eye health programs and utilizing technology for the better care of retinal diseases.