Some Key Milestones

Some Key Milestones

2000
Milestone 1

Joined Hitech Hospital in Udupi as an Ophthalmic Consultant.

2001
Milestone 4
Started the first Ophthalmic Unit at the Government Hospital (GH) in Udupi.

Started serving as an Ophthalmic Consultant at the Udupi District Government Hospital and established its first Ophthalmic Unit

Milestone 5
the first person to develop an exclusive Eye Operation Theatre (OT) at the Government Hospital (GH) in Udupi.

Was the first person in-charge of an exclusive Eye Operation Theatre (OT) at the Government Hospital (GH) in Udupi.

Milestone 3
First person to conduct camp under District blindness control society, Udupi

He was the first person responsible to conduct rural and children eye camps under District Blindness Control Society (DBCS) from Government Hospital.

2002
Milestone 6
Milestone 6

Opened his first private clinic, Prasad Netralaya in Udupi. He worked hard to provide one-stop eye-care solutions with the latest technology to the people of his home town.

2003
Milestone 7

Presented at the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (KOS) for the first time after starting his practice

2004
Milestone 9
full functioning OT

A full-fledged Operation Theatre (OT) was added to his new clinic.

2005
Milestone 47

Served as an Hon. Asst. Professor at KMC Manipal — taking up the clinical and surgical training of the postgraduates of the Department of Ophthalmology till 2010 — when KMC Manipal signed an agreement to help in the operation and upkeep of the Udupi District Hospital. This interest of his was carried on with the introduction of the Fellowship Center in Prasad Netralaya

2006
Milestone 57
The Netra Jyothi Trust was registered

The Netra Jyothi Charitable Trust was registered with the intention of providing free services to those in need.

Milestone 10
Elected as the Secretary of the Udupi District Officers Club and Udupi District Cricket Association, both of which he was an active member.

Elected and served as the Joint Secretary of Udupi District Officers Club where many social activities were conducted.

Milestone 63
Was elected and is serving as the Secretary of Udupi District Cricket Association

Elected as the President of the Udupi District Cricket Association and serving as the same.

2007
Milestone 11
On July 7, his contract government job turned into a permanent one.

On July 7, his contract government job turned into a permanent one.

Milestone 12

Presented for the first time at the All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS).

2008
Milestone 13
Honoured and awarded by Rotary Club Udupi for his achievements. The first recognition he received after starting his career.

Honoured and awarded by Rotary Club Udupi for his achievements. The first recognition he received after starting his career.

2009
Milestone 14
UDOS

Founded the Udupi District Ophthalmic Society (UDOS). As the founder-secretary, he worked to create a bond with and strengthen his ophthalmic fraternity.

2010
Milestone 82
Milestone 82

Eye camp has been conducted – Netra Jyothi Charitable Trust

Milestone 15
Prasad netralaya Mangalore

One of the greatest years in his life, when he opened a one-stop eye care hospital in his hometown. Prasad Netralaya was no longer a small clinic, it had now become a super specialty eye hospital — with separate departments for each part of the eye.

Milestone 18
fellowship program - Dr. KPK

Prasad Netralaya began to be known not only as an eye hospital but also as an institution with Fellowship Training Programs for Ophthalmic Postgraduate students.

Milestone 58
Began conducting full fledged eye camp under NJCT - which was his passion

As service was his passion, he began conducting full fledged eye camps under the Netra Jyothi Charitable Trust (NJCT).

Milestone 17
State Conference at Udupi

Organised the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society State Conference (KOSC) in Udupi as its organising secretary.

2011
Milestone 55
Received Zilla Rajyothsava Award in 2012

Received Udupi District’s prestigious Zilla Rajyotsava Award in 2011 from Former Home Minister of Karnataka. Late Dr. V.S. Acharya and MLA. Mr. K. Raghupathi Bhat.

Milestone 19
promoting eye donation

An Eye Bank registered under EBAI was started for the first time at Prasad Netralaya to promote eye donation and treat patients suffering from corneal blindness.

Milestone 50
promoting eye bank

The Eye bank at Prasad Netralaya began its awareness programs in association with Indian Red Cross society, and this received encouragement from the people of Udupi district.

Milestone 52
ISO accreditation given to Prasad Netralaya

ISO accreditation was given to Prasad Netralaya by Home Minister of Karnataka Dr V S Acharya in 2011, as providing quality service was our motto and passion.

2012
Milestone 22
Sarvarigu Nayana’ programme

Sarvarigu Nayana – a series of eye camps conducted in interior, rural villages of the Udupi district – was inaugurated by Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. D V Sadananda Gowda and MLA K Raghupathi Bhat.

Milestone 21
Dr P. Dayanand Pai donated an ambulance to Prasad Netralaya

Dr. P. Dayanand Pai donated an ambulance to Netrajyothi Charitable Trust (NJCT) as a support to the noble cause of ‘Vision for All’. Then, NJCT began to serve other districts as well with the help of this vehicle.

Milestone 23
Netradana arivu jatha in udupi

Aligning with one of his missions in the life of creating eye donation awareness, a mega eye donation awareness jatha was conducted for the first time in Udupi. This was inaugurated by MLA . K. Raghupathi Bhat.

Milestone 20
Owing to the increase in the number of patients, he opened a new center of Prasad Netralaya in Lalbagh, Mangalore.

As the number of enquiries increased, a new center of Prasad Netralaya was inaugurated in Lalbagh, Mangalore.  

Milestone 53
Coastal Karnataka's first Refractive Suit was installed at Prasad Netralaya

Coastal Karnataka’s first Refractive Suit was installed at Prasad Netralaya in 2012, and inaugurated by Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. Jagadish Shettar

Milestone 59
faco ref

In line with Dr. Kudlu’s interest towards academic upgradation, Prasad Netralaya conducted a mega Refractive CME called Faco ref. Senior-most Ophthalmologist and Padmashree Awardee Dr. K K Mehta inaugurated the programm, in the presence of e Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (formerly known as Manipal University)

Milestone 61
The retina department was upgraded in 2012

As Prasad Netralaya had transformed into a super specialty one stop eye care Center with different departments including a retina department in 2010, this department was upgraded with newer imaging technologies and laser machines in 2012. Introducing and serving people with the latest technology has always been one of Dr. Kudlu’s passions.

2013
Milestone 26
Guest speaker at the European Ophthalmic Conference 2013, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Represented India at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) in Europe.

Milestone 64
Presented for the first time presented in Delhi Ophthalmic Society

Presented for the first time in Delhi Ophthalmic Society.

Milestone 27
Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana

Screened more than 5000 government school children under the government program ‘Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana’. His charity service was also extended to 7 other districts.

2014
Milestone 28
Worked as scientific chairman from 2014 till 2016

Started his duties as the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (KOS). He worked under this title until 2016.

2015
Milestone 76
Dr. Oscar Fernandes, senior leader of the National Congress, inaugurated the refractive station in 2015.

Dr. Oscar Fernandes, senior leader of the National Congress, inaugurated the refractive station in 2015.

Milestone 77
Vinay Kumar Sorake, secretary of the All India Congress Committee, inaugurated the refractive suit in 2015.

Vinay Kumar Sorake, secretary of the All India Congress Committee, inaugurated the refractive suit in 2015.

Milestone 29
Another center of Prasad Netralaya was opened to serve the rural people of Sullia.

Another center of Prasad Netralaya was opened to serve the rural people of Sullia.

Milestone 30
Vision committee

Impressed by his charity work in Karnataka’s 7 districts and in the neighbouring state of Kerala, Health Minister of Karnataka Mr. U.T. Khadar appointed him as the Chairman of the Vision Committee in Karnataka.

Milestone 31
another center opened in theerthhalli

Prasad Netralaya’s Thirthahalli centre was inaugurated by Honourable Minister Mr. Kimmane Rathnakar.

Milestone 33
His charity/community work had extended to the neighbouring state of Kerala, with the guidance of Health Minister Mr. U.T. Khadar

His charity/community work had extended to the neighbouring state of Kerala, with the guidance of Health Minister Mr. U.T. Khadar

Milestone 34

Represented India at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in San Diego (USA).

Milestone 75
Organised State Level Ophthalmic Conference, 2015 in Udupi

Organised State Level Ophthalmic Conference, in Udupi, in 2015. It was also the first-ever retina CME done at Udupi by Prasad Netralaya inaugurated by Dr. Lalit Verma, Chairman of AIOS Scientific Committee.

2016
Milestone 83
Milestone 83

Netrajyothi College Integration

Milestone 84
Milestone 84

Yeshaswini Co-Operative Farmers Health Camp

Milestone 37

Appointed as the Trustee of the Yeshaswini Co-operative Farmers Health Scheme, Karnataka.

Milestone 36
Milestone 36

While being its Scientific Committee Chairman, he was unanimously elected as the Secretary of the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (KOS).

Milestone 32
Organised State Level Ophthalmic Conference in 2016, inaugurated by Shri Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries,Sports, Youth Affairs, Government of Karnataka

Conducted KOS Conference in Kundapur as the Scientific Secretary and Organising Chairman.

2017
Milestone 38
Milestone 38

By this year, his charity and community work had extended to the neighbouring state of Goa — and was entirely self-funded.

Milestone 65
Milestone 65

The first camp for Goa was conducted through the  Netra Jyothi Charitable Trust (NJCT) in 2017. It was organised in collaboration with Mr. Shripad Naik, Union Minister of AYUSH and Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Manohar Parrikar.

Milestone 39
Milestone 39

Became the first person from Karnataka to be elected as a Member of the Scientific Committee of the All-India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS).

2018
Milestone 40
full-fledged one-stop eye care center at Ujjodi, Mangalore

The one-stop eye care centre in Ujjodi was inaugurated by Honourable Union Minister of AYUSH, Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik.

Milestone 41
Addition of a full-fledged Retina Department at Prasad Netralaya’s Theerthalli center.

Prasad Netralaya’s Thirthahalli center got a full-fledged Retina Department, inaugurated by MLA Araga Jnanendra.

2019
Milestone 43
Beach Film Festival and Prasad Netralaya Conference in Goa

ibeach Film Festival and Prasad Netralaya Conference in Goa was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa, Dr Pramodh Sawanth and Honourable Ayush Minister Shri Shripad Naik.

Milestone 60
First NABH accredited eye hospital in coastal Karnataka

Prasad Netralaya Udupi was pre-accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).

Milestone 51
NABH accredited and dry eye therapy clinic

Prasad Netralaya introduced Dry Eye Therapy with Italian technology to coastal Karnataka.

Milestone 62
Prasad Netralaya Mangalore received full-fledged accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

Prasad Netralaya Mangalore received full-fledged accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)

Milestone 42
Dr Krishna Prasad Kudlu was awarded the ‘Karnataka Rajyothsava’

Awarded the ‘Karnataka Rajyothsava Award’, the highest civilian award in the state for his charitable deeds and reputed achievements in the field of ophthalmology.

2020
Milestone 44
Milestone 44

Elected as a Member of the Scientific Committee of AIOS for the second time.

Milestone 66
Milestone 66

His charity/community services continued despite the pandemic — with all precautionary measures. A mega-series of camps called ‘Vision For All’ was conducted under the leadership of Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Pramod Sawant.

2021
Milestone 68
coastal Karnataka that launched a vaccination drive

In January 2021, Prasad Nethralaya was the first private eye care institution in coastal Karnataka that launched a vaccination drive. Over 1000+ people were immunised.

Milestone 69
A camp held at Chikmagalur in January 2021, in the presence of the BJP's National General Secretary, C.T Ravi, screened 1500+ patients, provided 700+ spectacles, and performed 50+ eye surgeries.

Covered a new district of Chikmagalur in January of 2021

Milestone 49
‘Nadoja Title’ 2021 by the Kannada University, Hampi

Awarded the esteemed ‘Nadoja Title’ 2021 by the Kannada University, Hampi — equivalent to the Honorary [Doctor of Literature] degree.

Milestone 67
Milestone 67

Though we were still in the middle of the pandemic, Nadoja Dr. Kudlu along with his team conducted eye camps in the Prime Minister’s birth state of Gujarat. He was blessed to have screened 2000+ Patients in a single day and performed 150+ surgeries in a span of two days.

Milestone 70
Milestone 70

Under the leadership of C.M, Dr. Pramod Sawant and Union Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, a series of “Vision For All” camps were held in Goa between February and April 2021.

Milestone 72
eye donation rally

An eye donation rally was held for the first time in Gujarat on September 17th, 2021. This was done to raise awareness of the importance of eye health in the prime Minister’s homeland.

Milestone 71
vision for all

12 camps were held in 12 different locations, screening over 20,000 people; 12,000 spectacles were distributed for free, and 2,000 free eye procedures were performed. It has now been re-inaugurated, and services have resumed as of October 4th, 2021.

Milestone 74
Appointed As the Member of Karnataka Rajyotsava Award Selection Committee

Became part of the selection committee of Kannada Rajyotsava in October 2021.

Milestone 73
Milestone 73

Dr. Krishna Prasad Kudlu was unanimously elected as Vice President of the Karnataka Ophthalmic Society in October 2021.

2022
Milestone 78 | Independence Day
Milestone 78 | Independence Day

On 15 August 2022, Prasad Netralaya, Udupi celebrates 75th Independence Day

Milestone | Dayanand Pai
Milestone | Dayanand Pai

Dr. P. Dayanand Pai donated an ambulance to Netrajyothi Charitable Trust (NJCT) as a support to the noble cause of ‘Vision for All’.

Milestone 79
Milestone 79

Honorable Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant inaugurated of the ZEISS Advanced Cataract Surgery Digital System at Prasad Netralaya Super Speciality Eye Hospital, Udupi

2023
Milestone 85
Milestone 85

Prasad Netralaya – Shivamogga Branch Inauguration

Milestone 86
Milestone 86

Prasad Netralaya – Puttur Branch Inauguration

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Milestone 84

A collaboration between the Government of Goa, Prasad Netralaya, and OneSight Foundation to conduct an eye health program for government school children is a commendable initiative aimed at improving the vision health and well-being of young students.

Milestone 87
Milestone 87

Prasad Netralaya – Goa Branch Inauguration

Milestone 81
Milestone 81

Honored and Humbled at KOSCON 2023

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Milestone 81

Editor Proceedings 2023, All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS), New Delhi