The Uthai Rutnin Foundation was established in the year 1995 by Khunying Chamnongsri (Rutnin) Hanchanlash as a tribute and memorial to the founder of Rutnin Eye Hospital, Dr. Uthai Rutnin. Dr. Rutnin's role as an ophthalmologist helped to shaped the future eye care in Thailand by not only establishing the first specialty eye care facility but also pioneering new technologies and techniques which would revolutionize ophthalmology in Thailand.
Holding an ophthalmology conference in Thailand with specialists from abroad in various sub-specialties to share their knowledge and new technologies with the hopes of elevating the standards of eye care in ThailandMeeting Agenda
At the time, Thai ophthalmologists were interested in the use of computers in treament of eye diseases. Consequently one of the highlights was on ophthalmic lasers such as the Argon-Krypton laser which is used in the treatment of retinal diseases and glaucoma.
The vision and mission of Dr. Uthai Rutnin are carried on by his
son and successor,
Dr. Sanpatna Schepens Rutnin, also a retinal surgeon and Medical Director of the Rutnin Eye Hospital.
Some of the Uthai Rutnin Foundation's Contributions are listed below
The foundation aims to support Thai ophthalmologists' potential by providing scholarships and helping to develop ophthalmological technology.