Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dr. Nam visits Washington DC

Dr. Namperumalsamy (Dr. Nam), Chairman of the Aravind Eye Care System, India was in Washington DC attending the Global Health Council meeting last week May 28, 2009. Dr. Nam accepted the Gates Award for Global Health in 2008 on behalf of Aravind. Raheem Rahmathullah, Sustainability Specialist (left) and John Barrows, Director of Programs (center) from IEF met with Dr. Nam (right) over lunch to "catch up" and discuss program ideas to address to growing worldwide problem of diabetic retinopathy.

1 comment:

  1. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with a laser to seal off leaking blood vessels and inhibit the growth of new vessels. Called laser photocoagulation, this treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes.