IAPB Eye Health Hero 2019, N. Vengadesan Meets the Queen
As part of observing World Sight Day on October 8, 2020, three young leaders in the field of eye care delivery were presented with a unique opportunity of participating in a video conference call with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Her Royal Highness, Countess of Wessex . From India, Mr. N. Vengadesan of Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry joined the call, while the other two were from Australia and the UK. Mr. Vengadesan was selected as “Eye Health Hero” by IAPB in 2019. During the call, he briefed the Queen about the need for eye care in India, barriers to accessing care and the need to innovate constantly towards improving the quality of eye care delivery. The significance of the theme for this year’s World Sight Day, “Hope in Sight” was discussed. He also thanked the Queen Elizabeth diamond Jubilee Trust for their eye care support in India.