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Healthcare Humanity Awards 2020 awarded to Dr Jayant V Iyer

Dec 2020

Dr Jayant was awarded the Singapore Courage Fund Healthcare Humanity Awards 2020 by President Halimah Yacob.

"As evident in recent events, I am astutely aware that I am only able to render such services to those in need locally and globally because of the amazing ecosystem of support my team and I have through my family, friends and colleagues.

As such, I receive this award humbly on behalf of my amazing team of The Vision Mission (TVM) volunteers, co-directors, family, colleagues (SNEC and beyond) and friends who have been overtly and covertly supportive and our partners in Singapore and various parts of the world (India, China, Myanmar, Vietnam, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Kenya) who share my/our vision to eradicate treatable blindness in our world. I also thank my team of colleagues in Singhealth (including ICO) and SNEC who are working with me to create a Global Ophthalmology setup in Singapore so that more can be done in our region to eradicate blindness! "

- Dr Jayant V Iyer


2019 XOVA Winning Project

Sept 2019

Heartiest congratulations to Dr Jayant Venkatramani Iyer, on receiving the 2019 eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA).

Dr Iyer’s project for The Vision Mission, Project Netra, had transformed a not-for-profit eye care institute in India, from a cataract centre helmed by a single surgeon to a secondary ophthalmic institute tackling most common eye diseases.

The eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA), sponsored by Novartis, provides funding in the form of a grant for initiatives that are expected to have a significant impact on unmet needs in the field of ophthalmology and optometry.

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My Mission

Dec 2016

Mr Vinay Kulkarni, Recently retired as the CEO of Recron Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a 100% subsidiary of India's largest private sector corporate Reliance Industries Ltd. Mr Vinay feels blessed for being the recipient of a cornea that restored his sight in the left eye, and therefore wants to repay his gratitude by servicing in the area of eye-care and treatable-blindness.

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Sri Lanka Diaries

July 2016

“Where are you from?” he asked me.
I was surprised to find him speaking in English while I was trying to communicate with the patients in my gibberish Tamil. I was injecting several patients with an anesthetic injection before their eye surgery. He was the first patient who tried to strike a conversation with me..

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Lighting Up Lives!

Feb 2016

Singapore-based non-profit organisation The Vision Mission works with groups around Asia to restore sight to some of the most needy ophthalmic patients in the region. BY SASHA GONZALES.......

Go to SIF site

On Tabla - Dr Eye!

Nov 2015

Singapore doctor on a mission to restore sight to the less fortunate......


On Channel News Asia

Aug 2015

Catch TVM co-founder Dr Jayant V Iyer on Channel News Asia's "A Singaporean Abroad" on Aug10 at 2030hrs on a special program shot onsite one of our camps! A quick preview here.....

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