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April 14, 2021 Media Coverage

Eight of the 10 people living in a slum in the city are in favour of the state government imposing lockdown for some days due to increasing cases across Maharashtra, reveals a survey conducted by the Eyebetes Foundation. The survey was conducted to understand the views of people living in slums about the ongoing pandemic.


August 25, 2020 Media Coverage

They are the real foot soldiers in our battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. At times, many of them even face the wrath of irate patients and relatives but they carry on with their duty relentlessly. However, the sero survey conducted by the Eyebetes Foundation has thrown up some shocking revelations. As per the survey, nearly 23 per cent of healthcare workers (HCWs) have contracted COVID-19 infection through their family members or close contacts.


September 9, 2017 Media Coverage

What is diabetes? How does it affect one’s vision? Is there a cure? We ask the specialist

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition which deranges glucose metabolism resulting in increased blood glucose levels. The raised glucose levels in the blood affect almost every part of the body as their predominant effect is on all blood vessels. Increased sugar levels cause damage to the blood vessels causing every blood vessel to either shut down (occlusion) or for the blood vessels to be leaking causing swelling and edema. Most times there is a combination of occlusion and edema due to diabetes.


September 14, 2016 Media Coverage

The ongoing successful campaign, ‘Eyebetes’ by Dr. Nishant Kumar has already checked more than 12,000 pilgrims visiting Lalbaugcha Raja. The campaign is an initiative by Kumar to spread awareness about diabetic blindness.

This huge project was actively supported by P.D. Hinduja College of Nursing and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). A vibrant team of nursing students from Hinduja contributed to the campaign by conducting vision tests and providing feedback for the same.“These nurses were trained one week prior to the event, so that we can get the best results,” said Kumar. Since the camp is functioning 24×7, 20 nurses are deployed to work for morning and evening shifts, both.


September 2, 2016 Media Coverage

Dr. Nishant Kumar is no ordinary doctor. Apart from being the second ophthalmologist in the world to have received a Fulbright Scholarship from the US Senate, Dr. Kumar’s empathy and understanding of his Indian patients has led him to conduct what is to be one of the most ambitious medical projects undertaken in the city during Ganesh Utsav.

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