" Eye Health Hero Award" - Dr REENA SETHI
International Agency For Prevention Of Blindness
The prestigious “International Agency For Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)”, UK, felicitated Dr Reena Sethi with the “Eye Health Hero Award”, in recognition of her stellar role in community ophthalmology, at Kathmandu, Nepal, September 2017
For three decades, Dr. Sethi has committed herself to helping those less fortunate to see, by co-founding the non-profit Arunodaya Charitable Trust (ACT) and associated Arunodaya Deseret Eye Hospital (ADEH). She has personally performed over 30,000 sight-restoring surgeries, 70% of which were free of charge for low-income patients.
Dr. Reena Sethi also founded ADEH, a world-class community-based tertiary eye care facility. She serves as Ophthalmic Director, where she has introduced Cataract & Intraocular Lens Implant services, glaucoma treatment, and pediatric ophthalmology services. She has performed several thousand ophthalmic surgeries, including Micro-incision Cataract Surgeries, Phacoemulsification, Complicated Pediatric Cataract surgeries, Glaucoma surgeries and many others. Dr. Reena Sethi is a pioneer in intraocular lens implantation surgery in India, taking great interest not only in improving techniques and protocols of ophthalmic practices but even in the actual design of the instruments for better performance. She has pioneered the low-cost technique “Capsulorrhexis in Mature White Cataracts–without the Trypan Blue (Dye)”, which has led many surgeons to reduce their procedure cost without compromising on quality or safety.
23/12/2017 - Team Arunodaya
"Annual Day: ADEH Founders Day"
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12/10/2017 - Team Arunodaya
"World Sight Day"
"Make Vision Count" the slogan for this years WSD, in association with IAPB and Vision 2020.
ACT Celebrates WSD making it count - by presenting to you "Vision OF An ARTIST" the first of its kind. So be a part of our efforts in INCREASING AWARENESS in eye care and community ophthalmology.
"Mata Saraswati" Award of Community Ophthalmology
Association Of Community Ophthalmologists Of India (ACOIN) - Drs ARUN & REENA Sethi
In September 2017, the founders of Arunodaya Charitable Trust were awarded the prestigious “Ma Saraswati Devi ACOIN Award 2016” in Goa, India for recognition of their sincere, selfless and dedicated efforts in pioneering community eye health care services by the Association Of Community Ophthalmologists Of India.
Drs Arun and Reena Sethi are accomplished Refractive and Phaco surgeons with special interest in Community Ophthalmology. They along with Dr E.W.Jackson partnered and founded the Arunodaya Deseret Eye Hospital, a unit of Arunodaya Charitable Trust(ACT), a non-profit NGO which is doing yeomen service in the field of community eye care since 1990. With their help, ACT has been able to reach over 1.1 million needy patients in over 65 villages and the urban areas of Delhi, Gurgaon and Haryana.
"Hero in Ophthalmology" - All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS) 2017
Honorary Diploma by The S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery State Institute, Moscow, Russia
- Dr REENA Sethi
In October 2016, the prestigious S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery State Institution, Moscow, Russia, felicitated her with an honorary diploma.
She has been a recipient of various accolades and awards a notable one being "Hero in Ophthalmology" bestowed on the occasion of the 75th All India Ophthalmology Conference AIOS 2017 for her contribution to community service.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. I have been doing exactly that for 35 years in way I know best and my search still continues. I have believed in using my professional & surgical skills to help restore sight and reverse the tide of curable blindness for the under privileged so that they can be productive and contribute to the society, once again. This way patients are empowered, families and community begins to change for the better. I feel urged to motivate our society to fulfill their responsibility to the underprivileged and strive to continue my efforts for them as well.”