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Dr. Francesco Bandello gets Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital’s 5th Public Endowment Award

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Friday, December 1, 2017, 17:10 Hrs  [IST]

Dr. Francesco Bandello was awarded the 5th Public Endowment Award on the occasion of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital official launch of a special 24 x 7 eye trauma centre in Mumbai.

During the occasion, he spoke about controlling the epidemic of diabetic retinopathy in Mumbai. India has an estimated 69.2 million diabetics; this figure is expected to grow by over 100% by 2030.

On receiving award, Dr Bandello said, “I am honoured to be a recipient of this Aditya Jyot 5th Public Endowment award. It is a prestige and honour. But more importantly, it is an excellent opportunity to put the spotlight on the evil of diabetic retinopathy and how it can be prevented.”

Dr. Bandello is head and professor of ophthalmology of ocular clinic, director of the school of specialization in ophthalmology, vita-salute university, san raffaele institute, Milan.

He specializes in retinal diseases like diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degenerations, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographies of different retinal vascular disorders. His lecture addressed the very serious global concern of diabetic retinopathy and the crying need for early detection and prevention of this disease.

Also on 100th birthday of Dr. Natarajan's grandmother, Aditya Jyot group of Institutions, announced, a free retina eye checkup for diabetic patients which will help in early detection and prevention of diabetic retinopathy in four locations, namely Wadala, Dharavi, Kandivali and Mulund for the under-privileged people.Serving Mumbai for the past 27 years, the Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital have conducted 1500 plus camps since 2005, touching more than 8,50,000 lives with the help of 6,000 plus free surgeries. Their 3 centres in the slum areas cater to 7,000+ people annually.

"Most eye injuries can be healed if care is given immediately. We observe so many cases where the injuries were reversible if only it had been detected on time. Every trauma patient should undergo a primary wound repair at the place of injury within 6 days. It can truly make the difference between blindness and light,” maintains Dr. S. Natarajan, Chairman and MD of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital. “Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital’s 24/7 Trauma Centre is fully equipped for comprehensive eyecare services, especially in the case of trauma", he explained.

The 5th Public Endowment Award and lecture was organised under the aegis of Aditya Jyot Group of Institutions. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital has served for more than two decades with 100 plus years of combined experienced hands in eye care.


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HETA RAVAL Dec 2, 2017 12:34 PM
I wish all the success to the hospital and mr.natrajan.he had operated me 20 years back and his work is marvellous and miraculous.
Joseph Thomas Dec 2, 2017 11:50 AM
Excellent humanitarian service by Aditya Jyot team headed by Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan - Keep-up good work.
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