Some Key Milestones

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.

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

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


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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…Read More

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.…Read More

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Prasad Netralaya – Shivamogga Branch Inauguration

Prasad Netralaya – Puttur Branch Inauguration

Prasad Netralaya – Goa Branch Inauguration

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