The Shantilal Shanghvi Cornea Institute, an Institute of Excellence and a Global Resource Centre, was inaugurated at LVPEI by Sri N V Ramana - Former Chief Justice of India and Prof Partha Pratim Majumder - National Science Chair, Govt of India. In recognition of the support extended by the Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation, the Cornea Institute at LVPEI has been named the ‘Shantilal Shanghvi Cornea Institute’. The centre was inaugurated in the presence of Mr Dilip Shanghvi - Director of Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation, and the senior leadership team of LVPEI.
Dr Pravin Vaddavalli, Director of the Shantilal Shanghvi Cornea Institute & the Institutes of Excellence Program, LVPEI, said: 'The focus of the Shantilal Shanghvi Cornea Institute will be to make appropriate treatment available for eye problems resulting from corneal diseases. Envisaged as a Global Resource Centre, it will not only focus on caring for patients at all levels of eye care but also on creating and disseminating knowledge directly through the LVPEI network and indirectly by partnerships and capacity building of other eye healthcare organisations.'
Mr Dilip Shanghvi, Director of Shantilal Shanghvi Foundation, said: 'We are happy to partner with LVPEI and support them in their endeavour to manage corneal blindness and help patients with improved vision and an improved quality of life.'