Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dr Kulkarni represents Asia in conference on eye care


PUNE: Dr Sucheta Kulkarni of H.V Desai Hospital got a rare honour to meet Her Majesty, Queen of England herself at a program at Buckingham Palace.

Taking cognizance of the work done by H.V Desai Eye Hospital in the field of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust had invited Senior Eye Specialist Dr Sucheta Kulkarni, Medical Director  H.V Desai Eye Hospital to a special reception at Buckingham Palace on 29 October hosted by Her Majesty – Queen Elizabeth.

Dr Sucheta Kulkarni also got a rare honour of representing Asia and participating as a panelist at WHO meeting to discuss global eye care. The work of H V Desai Eye Hospital also got featured in a documentary released during the program. Dr Kulkarni also got an opportunity to meet high commissioners of various countries where work on R.O.P is being scaled up.  

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been working in Several Commonwealth countries (India being the largest member of the group) to improve eye health of millions. Pune’s H V Desai Eye Hospital along with the Trust and state health Department has been working  toward building capacity of Government Doctors to screen for a disease called R.O.P, which is observed in Premature Babies and can lead to lifetime of blindness.

Dr Sucheta Kulkarni said that ‘I am overwhelmed with the kind of reception we got. It was an opportunity for me to discuss eye care with many of our global counterparts. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has helped us scale up our work on R.O.P helping us to save many children from permanent blindness.


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