“RUN FOR SIGHT- Midnight Run 2023”

” Commemoration of the 38th National eye donation fortnight at Narayana Nethralaya “2nd & 3rd. September.2023

On the night of September 2nd, 2023, Narayana Nethralaya proudly hosted an unforgettable Midnight Run in commemoration of the 38th National eye donation fortnight between Aug 25th to Sep 8th, 2023. This midnight run brought together 300 enthusiasts, spanning various age groups, all united by a shared mission—to raise awareness about the critical importance of eye donation.

We were honoured to have distinguished Chief Guests in attendance, including Maj Gen Ravi Murugan AVSM, GOC, K & K Subarea, Dr. S. D. Sharanappa, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru City, and Sri Kovid Mittal, a renowned Model and Actor. The special highlight was Maj Gen Ravi Murugan AVSM’s and Sri Kovid Mittal’s active participation in the 5K run, adding excitement to the event. These photos capture the exhilaration, unity, and purpose that defined our Midnight Run. Each image tells a story of determination and hope, whether you were part of the run or cheered from the sidelines.

As we relive these moments, let’s remember the cause that brings us together: raising awareness about eye donation, to eliminate corneal blindness. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our participants and the community for their support. Together, we make a difference!

“Narayana Nethralaya is proud to be the first in the world to conduct a research utilising AI and Biomarkers in predicting the conjunctivitis severity” 10-8-2023

Narayana Nethralaya is proud to be the first in the world to conduct a research utilising AI and Biomarkers in predicting the conjunctivitis severity. This AI driven research has highlighted that people who are more prone to allergies or asthma showing high IgE levels and have low vitamin D levels are the ones who are severely affected. The AI model has demonstrated 97% accuracy, affirming its successful interpretation. This research will assist clinicians in delivering more personalized treatment for patients.

“Narayana Nethralaya launches Indigenous Gene Therapy Trials For The First Time In India” 26-7-2023

On 26th July 2023, Narayana Nethralaya held a press conference in Bangalore to announce India’s first gene therapy trial for ocular genetic diseases. The trial will be conducted by experts from Narayana Nethralaya Foundation’s GROW lab. Our aim is to provide affordable and indigenous gene therapy solutions, countering the high costs of western treatments. This initiative reflects our commitment to innovation and excellence in genomics, with a vision to make these treatments accessible to people from all sections of society.
Esteemed experts from Narayana Nethralaya who addressed the press conference include: Dr. Rohit Shetty – Chairman, Clinician Translational Scientist, Dr. Naren Shetty – Vice-Chairman, Gp Capt S K Mittal VSM – CEO, Dr. Arkasubhra Ghosh – Director, and Senior Principal Investigator, GROW laboratories, Dr. (Maj) Narendra P – COO & Administrator (NN2).

NN in News – Amulya vani on 20.4.2023 & Sudhimula 24.4.2023

NN in News – Varthajala on 10.3.2023 & Daily Tanthi, Tamil Daily, 27.03.2023

NN in News – The new Sunday Express, 12.02.2023

NN in News – Vijaya Vani, 08.02.2023 

Dr. Bhujang Shetty, Chairman and Managing Director of Narayana Nethralaya hospital, was featured in Vijaya Vani newspaper on 8th February, 2023.
Dr. Shetty gives his expert opinion on how one can reverse diabetes and lead a healthier life by consuming a nutritious diet and making lifestyle modifications.

NN in News – Vijaya Vani, 02.02.2023 & SUDHA, weekly, 09.02.2023

NN in News – Times of India, Bengaluru on 30.01.2023 

Narayana Nethralaya’s Revolutionary Tear-based Diagnostic Kit

Researchers at Narayana Nethralaya’s GROW laboratory are developing a tear-based diagnostic kit that will help predict, diagnose, and monitor the progression of several eye diseases and disorders such as Dry eye, Keratoconus, Uveitis, Myopia, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Diabetic Retinopathy. Dr Rohit Shetty, Vice-chairman, Narayana Nethralaya, hopes to extend this human tear-based fluid analysis for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Cancer in the near future. Human tears are an easily accessible body fluid when compared to serum or plasma and offer a less invasive method of collecting samples from patients. According to Dr Arkasubhra Ghosh, director of GROW Lab, this biomarker kit will allow your doctor to tell the status of your health with just your teardrop and will be available in India by the end of 2023.

NN in News – Andhrajyothi on 21.01.2023

Narayana Devalaya inauguration at Tumakuru held on 7th December 2022

ನಾರಾಯಣ ನೇತ್ರಾಲಯ ಐ ಫೌಂಡೇಶನ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಮೂಲಕ ಡಾ. ಕೆ ಭುಜಂಗ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಯವರು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದ ನಾರಾಯಣ ದೇವಾಲಯ (ಉಚಿತ ನೇತ್ರ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸಾ ಕೇಂದ್ರ) ವನ್ನು ದಿನಾಂಕ: 7.12.2022 (ಬುಧವಾರ) ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 10.00 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ, ಪರಮ ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀಶ್ರೀಶ್ರೀ ಸಿದ್ಧಲಿಂಗ ಮಹಾಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳು ಶ್ರೀ ಸಿದ್ಧಗಂಗಾ ಮಠ, ತುಮಕೂರು ಹಾಗು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳಾದ ಸನ್ಮಾನ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಸವರಾಜ ಎಸ್. ಬೊಮ್ಮಾಯಿ ರವರು ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು.

NN in News –  SUDHA weekly, 01.12.2022

NN in News – Dr.Bhujang Shetty, legendary eye doctor turned to be a health hero by conquering diabetes only with food! on Vijaykarnataka 13th November 2022

NN in News – Reverse Diabetes Talk By Dr. K Bhujang Shetty

NN in News – Narayana Nethralaya recieved 53 cases of fire crackers eye injuries on 28th October 2022

Three hospitals in the Bangalore city received 100 cases of eye injuries caused by bursting fire crackers till 27th october 2022. And were still counting till late night.
Narayana Nethralaya alone saw 53 cases of fire crackers injuries till 26th october 2022 and 24 of them included bystanders.

 37th National Eye Donation Fortnight, Eye Collection Centres and Volunteers Felicitated at NN held on 6th September 2022

On the occasion of the 37th National Eye Donation Fortnight, Dr. K. Bhujang Shetty, Chairman & Managing Director of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, felicitated various Eye Collection Centres and Volunteers on the 6th of September, 2022, at NN, Rajajinagar. Speaking to the Press at the event, Dr. Shetty mentioned that though there are close to 300-400 deaths per day in Bengaluru alone, less than 8 eyes are collected. Since corneal blindness can be treated only through transplantation from eye donations, Dr. Shetty urged everyone to not only come forward to donate eyes after their death but to also work for eye donation by educating and enrolling friends, families, and extended circles in this noble cause. The Puneeth Rajkumar “Missed call initiative to pledge eyes” has garnered close to 1 lakh pledges in 10 months. Let us all work together to bring light to the 15 lakh people in India living with corneal blindness!
The annual eye donation award instituted in the memory of Late Harish Nanjappa was presented to Government Hospital Yelahanka in recognition of their exemplary contribution for the cause of educating the public about blindness and also collecting maximum number of donor eyes. It was received by Dr. Anil, Dr Venkatraju and Dr Premananad in the presence of Dr Shanthala B N, District Blindness Control Officer, Bengaluru Rural.
Narayana Nethralaya Eye Banks are open 24/7. We request you to inform us immediately after death, for the eyes need to be collected within 6 hours of death. We can be reached at 9741685555 and 9902821128.

Visit: https://nneyefoundation.org/eye-donation-form/

NN in News- Narayana Nethralaya in collaboration with Acer India, launched India’s 1st tablet based software “VisioNova” for children suffering from CVI on 4th May 2022 @ NN

Bengaluru – based DR. Rohit Shetty in the top 100 Ophthalmologist Power List 2022

It gives us immense pride to announce that Dr Rohit Shetty Vice Chairman Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital has made it to the Top 100 in The Ophthalmologist Power List 2022. 👏👏👏

Dr. Rohit Shetty, Vice Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore, was featured in the Top 100 most influential people in the world of Ophthalmology. The Top 100 frontrunners in “The Ophthalmologist’s 2022 Power List” include genuine giants of clinical practice and vision research who were selected by an international panel of 20 judges out of 450 names.

We thank The Ophthalmologist for this recognition and express our gratitude to all who have enabled us to be who we are today

Link: https://theophthalmologist.com/power-list/2022/rohit-shetty

Narayana Nethralaya – 5K Run for World Glaucoma Week held on 13/3/2022 @ Indira Nagar

Narayana Nethralaya launched a new eye donation initiative on 29th December 2021

Puneeth Rajkumar’s family lend support to the New Eye Donation initiative by Narayana Nethralaya
In honour of Puneeth Rajkumar who donated his eyes to Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank, Narayana Nethralaya launched a new eye donation initiative on 29th December 2021.
People who want to sign up to become an eye donor can now easily do so by giving a missed call to Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank’s dedicated phone number
+91-8884018800. Click on the link in the message you receive, enter your details in the eye donation pledge form and submit it. Download the Eye Donation Pledge Certificate acknowledging you as a Sight Ambassador.

Narayana Nethralaya hopes that this initiative will make it easier for more people to pledge their eyes and bring light to those living with corneal blindness.


NN in News – Puneeth Rajkumar’s Eye Donation – An inspiration to many people

The eyes of late actor Puneeth Rajkumar were donated by his family in November to Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank, run by Narayana Nethralaya Super Speciality Eye Hospital in Rajajinagar, Bangalore. This noble deed created awareness about eye donation in the general public and inspired many people to pledge to donate their eyes. Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank saw more than 10,000 pledges and received 234 donor eyes in November itself.

If you are above the age of 18 and wish to register yourself as an eye donor, contact Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank at 08066121643.


NN in News – Puneeth Rajkumar’s eye donation on

2nd November 2021

Puneeth Rajkumar’s eye donation
Puneeth Rajkumar’s eye donation has touched all our hearts. Dr Bhujang Shetty, Chairman, NN, talked about how in a unique way each eye was used to treat two patients by separating the superior and deeper layers of the cornea, thereby restoring vision for four different people.
Eye Donation Makes a Difference
No one deserves anything less than the full experience of living a life with a clear vision.
Say “YES” to Eye Donation and Sign-up to be a Donor.

Please fill the pledge form and click on the submit button: https://nneyefoundation.org/eye-donation-form/


Inauguration of ‘Reversing Diabetes’ Clinic at Narayana Nethralaya on 23rd September 2021

Inauguration of ‘Reversing Diabetes’ Clinic at Narayana Nethralaya
Dr. Bhujang Shetty, CMD of Narayana Nethralaya, who was a diabetic for more than 25 years, was successfully able to reverse diabetes through changes in his daily diet. According to Dr. Shetty, “Insulin Resistance” is the root cause of most modern-day lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, infertility, etc. In an attempt to save millions from complications of diabetes, especially diabetic eye disease, Dr. Shetty has set up a “Reversing Diabetes” Clinic at Narayana Nethralaya’s Rajajinagar and Electronic City branches. A team of 15 specialists which includes Ophthalmologists, Retina specialists, General Physicians, and Dieticians will work together to spread awareness of diabetes complications, and provide cutting-edge expertise and care to help people reach the goal of diabetes reversal and remission.

For more information,
visit: https://www.narayananethralaya.org/reversing-diabetes…/
Our WhatsApp no: +91-96060 59140 (https://bit.ly/nnblr).

36th National Eye Donation Fortnight activities at NN held on 8th September 2021

National Eye Donation Fortnight activities at NN
Eye donation awareness is a matter of paramount importance in our country where over 7 million people suffering from corneal blindness are currently waiting for someone to donate their eyes.
As part of the 36th National Eye Donation Fortnight, Narayana Nethralaya’s Eye Banks – Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank in Rajajinagar and Dr. Shankar Anand Eye Bank in Electronic City – along with the Eye Bank Association of India and Giants Group of Garden City, organized a felicitation ceremony on the 8th of September, 2021, to recognize the efforts of Eye collection centers, Hospitals, and NGOs in Bangalore. Dr. Nirmala Buggi, Chief Health Officer, BBMP, was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Shylaja, Professor at the Sri Krishna Degree College, was presented with the annual Harish Nanjappa award instituted by Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank for her dedication towards creating awareness about the need for Eye donation.
According to statistics, more than 80% of blindness cases in India can be cured if more people donated their eyes after death.

If you wish to become an Eye Donor, contact Narayana Nethralaya at 9741685555, or register online now!

Visit: https://nneyefoundation.org/eye-donation-form/

Narayana Nethralaya -World Glaucoma Week held on 13.03.21 @ Orion Mall

Narayana Nethralaya -Launch of New Unit at Indiranagar held on 1st March 2021

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