Editorial June 2018

Dear Friends,

Dr. V was prophetic in seeing how technology could change lives and further Aravind’s mission to eliminate needless blindness. Aravind’s award-winning tele-ophthalmology system is now deployed in 66 centers across Tamil Nadu, bringing first-class eye care to some of India’s most remote villages. In collaboration with Google, we are applying AI to diagnose diabetic retinopathy. And, Aurolab, Aravind’s manufacturing company, is continually developing new technologies to make eye care accessible and affordable.

But Dr. V also recognized that technological advance without thoughtful compassion for the patient is insufficient. Even detrimental. That “patient-first” approach is what Aravind brings to all our technology development and partnerships.

As always, thank you for your unwavering trust and support of our mission.

Warmest regards,
The Board Members of the Aravind Eye Foundation