Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu initiated the Netra Jyothi Charitable Trust (NJCT), a non-profit, non-commercial, ophthalmic service organization in Udupi and a sister concern of Prasad Netralaya. He is a Trustee in the same. He also founded the Netra Jyothi Indian Red Cross Society Eye Bank, where over 1 Lakh People have pledged to donate their eyes and 350+ corneal surgeries have been conducted. He also conducts Fellowship Training Programs for Ophthalmologists, where they are trained in Phaco Refractive Surgery, Corneal & Refractive Surgery, Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Glaucoma treatment, and more.
He passionately regards social service in health-related issues as one of his hobbies. He has conducted several free eye check-up camps in and around Udupi, as well as other parts of Karnataka, Goa and Kerala. As a socially responsible ophthalmologist, Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu enabled 24×7 services across all his network centres at a time when most eye care centres were shut across the districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and borders of Kerata — during the COVID-19 pandemic’s lockdown.
In 2019, the Government of Karnataka awarded him the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award — the highest civilian award in the state for his service in the field of medicine. In 2021, he was awarded the esteemed ‘Nadoja Title’ 2021 by the Kannada University, Hampi — equivalent to the honorary Doctor of Literature (D. Litt) degree. For over two decades, D.r Krishna Prasad Kudlu has been striving to make the nation’s citizens free from blindness and vision problems.
For over two decades, Nadoja Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu has been striving to make the nation’s citizens free from blindness and vision problems. In 2021, he along with his team announced serving a new state amidst the pandemic — Gujarat. He considered it a privilege to serve the Prime Minister’s birth state.