Udupi: The first machine Visumax Femtosecond Laser Bladeless LASIK and SMILE machine (German made) in costal Karnataka was inaugurated at the Prasad Netralaya here, on October 2.
Dr Krishna Prasad, Medical Director of Prasad Netralaya and Chairman of Nethrajyothi Trust, said that the Visumax Femtosecond Laser Bladeless LASIK and SMILE machine is a boon for eye care. The treatment is painless and a discount of 40% is given to the patients who go through the treatment in the first three months. Prasad Netralaya has been effectively promoting eye donation and eye care programmes. The hospital has been conducting free eye check up camps in the twin districts. The hospital has 10,000 registered eye donors, where 300 cornea transplants have already been undertaken. The hospital is registered for fellowship programme under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
Oscar Fernandes, former union minister and Rajya Sabha MP, inaugurating the Lasik Work Station said that Dr Krishna Prasad has been effectively handling eye care surgeries with state-of-the-art technology. “His expertise in handling eye care issues is appreciable. Serving the rural masses with technically advanced medical systems is a sign of betterment of health care in rural masses. Nothing can stop Dr Prasad in serving people with this state-of-the-art technology,” he added.
Vinay Kumar Sorake, Minister for Urban Development and Minister in-charge of district, inaugurating Visumax Femtosecond Laser System said that Dr Prasad is a man of intellectual and humane values. He serves the people with great affection, love and care which is really appreciable. The advanced eye care facilities introduced in Prasad Netralaya makes the hospital special among other hospitals. Dr Prasad is also holding free eye check up camps and is encouraging eye donation which serves the purpose of humanity, he added.
Pramod Madhwaraj inaugurating “PRESBYOND LBV” said that Dr Prasad treats his patients as if they are his family members. “The people of coastal Karnataka and others from different parts of the country visit Prasad Netralaya to get the world’s best eye care treatment here. Dr Prasad’s service to mankind is highly appreciable. His name will be remembered forever in the history of eye care treatment,” he added.
‘Padmashri’ Syed Kirmani inaugurated Lasik Lounge and also spoke on the occasion. Arun Shetty, Divisional Manager of Carl Ziess, India also shared his views.
Five achievers were felicitated by Prasad Netralaya. Malathi Holla, gold medalist in Para Olympic; Ramachandra Bhat, head of marketing Carl Zeiss; Deepak Singhal, Country Head, Marketing Carl Ziess; Jaimon Mol, Instillation and Service Engineering Department, Carl Ziess and Yeshwanth Rai, Construction and Maintenance Head of Prasad Netralaya.
Former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat, DK and Udupi Fish Marketing Federation President Yashpal Suvarna, Director Prasad Nethralaya Raghuram Rao and others were present.