Bajaj Group and L V Prasad Eye Institute Partner to Provide World Class Retina Care

L V 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 formalize the partnership was signed between Mr Shekhar Bajaj, Chairman and Managing Director of Bajaj Electricals Limited (BEL) and Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), on 21 January 2022. Named as the Anant Bajaj Retina Institute in the loving memory of late Mr 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.  


A World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Blindness, LVPEI is one of the leading players in the global initiatives for eliminating avoidable blindness. “One of the strategic areas of focus for LVPEI is developing Institutes of Excellence and Global Resource Centres for controlling all major forms of blindness and visual impairment through dedicated efforts from health promotion to the treatment of complex eye diseases and rehabilitation of the incurably blind. The Anant Bajaj Retina Institute is one such initiative, and we are excited to partner with Mr Shekhar Bajaj and the Bajaj Group,” said Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute.a