In a recent event held in Mumbai, the Aditya Jyot Hospital Foundation announced a new lease of life to thousands suffering from vision impairment.
Aditya Jyot Hospital Foundation was founded by Padma Shri Awardee and a great Opthalsurgeon, Dr. S. Natarajan. Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes is a Non-profitable Government Organisation (NGO) established for the eradication of blinding diseases and for providing excellent eye-care advisory and surgeries, at affordable cost.
At the inauguration on Friday, 21st February, I witness the humble gesture of Dr. S. Natarajan, where he announced to conduct/provide 5, 000 free cataracts surgeries for patients with low income from Monday. Apart from all this, they also announced the installation of 3D Digital Microscope Zeiss Artevo 800 first of its kind in Mumbai to conducting high quality, trauma-free eye surgeries. The ZEISS ARTEVO 800 will abolish binoculars, which are commonly used in ophthalmology. This would also help in reducing inflammation, as even a tiny surgery could affect this sensitive organ.
According to Dr. S. Natrajan, managing trustee of the foundation, the adoption of this technology, would be extremely beneficial for the patients. With their hard-work and capabilities, Aditya Jyot Foundation Twinkling Eye Hospital, do their best in providing accurate solutions and reduce trauma in eye surgeries.
It was an honour to meet Mr. Madhur Bajaj, Trustee, Bajaj Foundation, who has highly contributed to this installation and would finance these 5, 000 surgeries, using this technology. With this cutting-edge technology, they also plan on training young doctors on simulators to use the new technology, said, Dr. Natarajan, at the inauguration.
In conclusion, I’d specially like to thank Bajaj Auto foundation for humbly donating Rs. 3.1crore for this initiative. I strongly support them with their ambition to give vision to 1 lakh eyes, going forward.
About Dr. S. Natrajan – Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan, Padmashree Awardee (one of the highest civilian Award by the President of India),is an ophthalmologist who has dedicated his life for bringing back the light in the eyes. Over last 34 years, he has performed over 30000 exclusive Vitreo-retinal surgeries. Dr Natarajan has trained 70 Vitreo-retinal surgeons across the globe. Dr. Natarajan performed more than 200 complicated VR surgeries on pellet injury patients and in 2 ½ days he performed record 47 VR surgeries continuously which is itself a noble thing for humanity, GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR has declared “State Award to Prof Dr S Natarajan for his Meritorious Public Service”. Multiple articles on Dr. S. Natarajan’s dedication and commitment towards the service done for the ocular trauma victims in Kashmir in The New York Times and many other newspapers and magazines all over the world.
About Aditya Jyot Foundation For Twinkling Little Eye:
Aditya Jyot Foundation for Twinkling Little Eyes (AJFTLE), a not-for-profit body, established in 2005; was born out of the desire expressed by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam (former President of India) on his visit to Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital to put a twinkle in the eyes of the visually impaired. AJFTLE works with a mission to alleviate the suffering of the poor and aims to prevent avoidable blindness through awareness generation, eye screening and providing access to quality eye care at an affordable cost.
The Foundation runs outreach programs in rural and urban slums and tribal areas that strive to provide quality eye care for the underprivileged. With our out-reach programs aiming to redress the suffering of low income groups, marginalized population living in rural and urban slums and tribal areas in our state through free eye camps and free eye treatment.
To know more about the AJFTEH visit http://www.ajftle.org