Doctor Nishant Kumar - a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Retina Surgeon and Uveitis Specialist, is the man behind the Eyebetes initiative.
Having completed all his training in Eye Surgery in the U.K. and USA Doctor Nishant Kumar returned to Mumbai in late 2014 having spent 16 years abroad.
He has trained in some of the best Eye Hospitals across the world and prior to returning to Mumbai he was a Consultant at the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Doctor Nishant Kumar has been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.
This is a very prestigious award and so far only two Ophthalmologists in the world have been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.
The U.S. Senate and Fulbright Commission award the Fulbright Scholarship to people who have excelled in their speciality.
Since it’s inception 40 years ago more than 40 Fulbright Scholars have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Many Fulbright Scholars have gone on to win prestigious prizes like the Pulitzer and there are a number of Heads of State today who have been past Fulbright Scholars.
Dr. Kumar has a clinical and research interest in the early diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetes related eye diseases. He is recognized as an expert in this field not only in India but also across the world. He lectures on these topics all across India and the international circuit and his opinion and thoughts are relevant not only to patients but also large organizations and governments who plan large scale diabetes related programmes.
In 2016 Doctor Nishant Kumar set up the Eyebetes Foundation with the sole purpose of creating awareness regarding diabetes and blindness and provided free eye screening for diabetes related eye diseases.