Narayana Nethralaya was started in the year 1982 as an eye clinic at Srirampuram, Bangalore by our Chairman Dr. K. Bhujang Shetty. Recognizing the need to provide comprehensive eye care to the ever growing number of patients, while at the same time offering the best in ophthalmic sub-speciality services, Dr. K. Bhujang Shetty established the first centre at Rajajinagar in 1993. The result of his efforts is what we are today.
We have now expanded to become even bigger and better. Our four centres are spread across the city and offer eye care in various specialties and departments, which are fully equipped with state of art diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Ocular health is closely related to many systemic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, systemic infections and cancer. Research, both basic and clinical science, is our priority and strength. We have a dedicated wing to facilitate this endeavor at our Hosur Road branch. Our focus is on applied research in areas such as stem cells, molecular diagnostics, genetics, ocular immunology and infectious diseases.
The National Board of examinations, New Delhi has recognized our hospital for training of candidates for DNB in Ophthalmology with an intake of 6 candidates per year. Our programme gives vast learning experience in terms of clinical, surgical and continuing medical education programs. Narayana Nethralaya offers fellowships, short and long term, in all subspecialties of ophthalmology. Given the young yet experienced team we have at the institute, our students are exposed to the best in clinical ophthalmology and research.