Dr. Francesco Bandello received the Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital’s 5th Public Endowment Award in Mumbai

Aditya Jyot Group of Institutions addressed the issue of the Epidemic of Diabetic Retinopathy and announced the launch of a special 24×7 eye trauma centre for the country on this occasion

India has an estimated 69.2 million diabetics; this figure is expected to grow by over 100% by 2030. Dr. Francesco Bandello, recipient of the 5th Public Endowment Award, spoke about controlling the epidemic of Diabetic Retinopathy in Mumbai.


Dr. Bandello is MD, Head and  Professor of Ophthalmology of Ocular Clinic, Director of the School of Specialization in Ophthalmology, Vita-Salute University, San Raffaele Institute, Milan and 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 diseaseSays Dr Bandello, “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.”

On the occasion, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital announced the launch of a special 24×7 eye trauma centre in the city. 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 6000 plus free surgeries. Their 3 centres in the slum areas cater to 7000+ 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.

About Dr. S. Natarajan: Dr. S. Natarajan is a member of the Retina Hall of Fame, only the second Indian to be part of this coveted list of global specialists. The Retina Hall of Fame honours every global retina specialist for their significant contribution, innovation and dedication to both patients and research. In the last three decades, Dr S. Natarajan has served in various capacities on prestigious world-renowned organizations like AIOS, Eye World Asia Pacific and Association of Cataract & and Scientific, International Society of Ocular Trauma, Asia-Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society, Ocular Trauma Society of India and All India Ophthalmological society.

The 5th Public Endowment Award and lecture was organised under the aegis of Aditya Jyot Group of Institutions.

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