As an Eye Specialist, he is regularly confronting cases of eye damages and blindness by birth, which can be cured by eye surgery. With more than 100 million population, India is still leaps and bounds behind on eye donation. While our small neighbouring country Sri Lanka exports eye to other countries, India importsmaking eye surgeries costly and unreachable for the poor. To tackle this Dr. Sudhir has conceived an idea to start an eye bank similar to blood bank and wants people to donate their eyes to this noble cause after their death. As he has famously quoted “Everyone is born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t waste it. Donate Eye”.
Dr. Sudhir is not only the doctor of the poor, but is a doctor of the masses as well. Some of his patients are elite personalities such as P.T Usha, Kabaddi Player Sukesh Hegdeand so on. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians – indeed the followers of all faiths acknowledge Dr.Sudhir Hegde as an able doctor and a leader who can unify societies.