Since its humble beginning in 1980 in a small building, Karthik Netralaya has evolved into a world class modern tertiary eyecare hospital. Custom designed infrastructure, aesthetic ambience, the service motto and professional commitment by a group of skilled specialists has made a dream come true. Excelling in multi speciality eye surgeries is their unique contribution, which brings unprecedented safety & success to the surgeries, even in highly challenging situations. Sharing each new-found knowledge & experience has remained an obsession. Karthik Netralaya was incorporated as a private limited company in 2005 and is functioning now from its own spacious centrally located building in Bengaluru.
Karthik Netralaya is an NABH accredited eye hospital. Very few hospitals have achieved this highest quality status in our country. We offer a wide range of unique services like 'Dry Eye lab', Oculus Keratograph V, Pentacam HR, Specular microsope, Intacs CXL, anterior segment OCT, 'Rose K' & Scleral contact lenses, ICL's, Customised LASIK & LASER vision corrections for short & long sights, Presbyopia & astigmatism, Corneal transplantations (PK, DALK, DESAEK, DESEK, DMEK, PDEK), etc. at our Cornea & Keratoconus clinics, 'Constellation system' for advanced 23, 25 & 27G sutureless Vitrectomy & advanced MICS surgeries, complete range of Diabetic Vitreo-retina services with OCT, FFA, HRT etc. at our Vitreo-Retina department, 'Vision Therapy clinic' for binocular vision anomalies, Squint & computer vision syndromes, Glaucoma clinic, Cosmetic surgeries etc.
Awards & Honours
Dr.M.S.Ravindra has received the internationally recognised 'Distinguished Service Award' at 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO-AIOS 2013).
Netra Vaidya Ratna by Dr. Sri Sri. Shivakumar Mahaswamigalu, Sri Siddaganga Kshetra, Tumkur on April 04, 1999
IIRS Gold medal award by Intra ocular Implant & Refractive society in August 2004. Given by Governor of Maharashtra at Mumbai
Prof. T. Gopinath Menon Gold Medal Oration award by Cochin Ophthalmic Club in July 2004
Dr.M.M.Joshi Oration Award for the year 2011 by 9th Annual Conference Deccan Ophthalmic Association on 17th September 2011 at Goa.
Dr.Vinod Arora Oration Award in the annual conference of Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological society, Uttara Eyecon on October 26, 2012.
Dr. P N Srinivasa Rao Memorial Oration Award. at 'The Future', 31st Annual Karnataka Ophthalmic Conference on November 2, 2012 at Bijapur.
'Trinity Vaidya Ratna Award' by the Trinity Hospital of Heart Foundation on August 17, 2014.
2002 MAN OF THE YEAR by American Biographical Institute on September 06, 2002.
Organized a national Symposium “Festival of Small Incision Cataract surgery” on June 12 & 13, 2004
Participated in National planning & developmental projects on Community eye care services at Director General of Health Services, Government of India.
At Bangalore west Lions eye hospital, as Honorary Medical Director, developed Eye donation & Eye banking Program and an International Eye bank & Training Center in collaboration with ‘International Federation of Eye-Banks’, USA. A modern comprehensive ‘Netrajyothi Mobile Eye Hospital’ was set up. Millions of School children were examined in rural & urban slum areas under Jindal School Children eye screening program. A model Rural “Holenarasipur Eye Hospital” was set up in collaboration with the State Government. “Netrajyothi Rural Outreach Program” was set up to minimise surgical complications. This novel program brought rural patients to the safety of urban hospitals. Blind rehabilitation services were set up 1st time within an Eye Hospital in India. Orientation & mobility services, Low Vision Aid services and Vocational training services for the blind & partially sighted were offered in the eye hospital. Several Training programs for Rehabilitation Officers were developed in association with Mr.Don Westaway, Melbourne, Australia.
A Diabetic Vitreo-Retinopathy Training & Research Centre was established.
Conducted over 300 lectures, symposia & update sessions for Ophthalmologists.
Introduced advanced Cataract IOL surgeries at every stage of its development. Developed & refined a modern, safe, appropriate & sutureless small incision technique for Cataract Intraocular lens Microsurgery. This is an extremely popular technique followed by thousands of eye surgeons. Performed many live surgeries & numerous CMEs & symposia all over the world for Ophthalmologists. Conducted a 2 hour Instruction course on “Phacosection” at ESCRS meeting at Paris in 2004. Faculty at instruction course on “Advances in Keratoplasty” at ESCRS meeting at Paris in 2004 and presented a lecture on “Therapeutic Keratoplasty”.
Micro-surgical achievements. Performed for the first time in Karnataka
Intraocular Lens Implantation Surgery
Bifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation Surgery
Molteno Valve Implant Glaucoma Surgery
Radial Keratotomy Surgery
Phaco-emulsification & IOL implantation surgery in Karnataka
Small Incision Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Hydroxy apatite Orbital Implant Surgery
Amniotic membrane and stem cell grafting surgery
Microsurgery in Eye camps
Non-penetrating anti-glaucoma surgery
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