In line with its vision to provide world-class ophthalmic treatment facilities across the country, Agarwal’s Eye Hospital today unveiled it’s all new centre at Anna Nagar. Renowned actor Jayam Ravi in the presence of Prof. Dr. Amar Agarwal, CMD, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals and Dr. Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals inaugurated the new facility. The event also witnessed Jayam Ravi extending his support towards Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital’s eye donation campaign. The Actor announced to donate his eyes as part of the hospital’s eye donation campaign and the hospital authorities declared to sponsor 100 surgeries to extend their appreciation for Actor Jayam Ravi.
Inaugurating the new centre, Mr. Jayam Ravi, said, “I am extremely delighted to be a part of the opening. The treatment facilities offered at the new centre are at par with any international clinics abroad. I am confident the new centre will take the clinical excellence that Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital has been synonymous with to a higher notch. It will set new standards for eye care treatments in the city.”
Prof. Dr. Amar Agarwal, CMD, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, said, “In India more than 80% of the visual impairments are preventable or treatable, but are left unattended due to lack of awareness, availability and cost. Through our aggressive expansion and renovations, we not only want to address accessibility, we want to bring a paradigm shift in the way eye care is perceived and practiced. Going forward, we will be investing extensively in providing better clinical experience and developing advanced & affordable eye care solutions”
Elaborating on the new centre, Dr. Adil Agarwal, CEO, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals, said, “With increasing incidence of ophthalmic ailments, there is a growing need for greater number of holistic and advanced eye care centres across the city. The new centre is a manifestation of our vision to bridge this gap. Backed by the best of opthalmologists and state of the art infrastructure, the new centre will serve as a one stop solution for all eye care needs.
Located at #31, ‘F’ Block, II Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai the all- new centre will act as a secondary eye care hospital. Apart from common eye ailments like Cataract and Refractive Errors the new super specialty eye care centre offers treatments for diseases such as Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Squint, Cornea conditions, Cosmetic Oculoplasty, UVEA, Pediatric Care and Computer Vision Syndrome. Equipped with the latest operation facilities (Modular Operation Theatre, Precision Cataract and Retina Operation Theatres) the centre will provide patients with the best in surgical care as well. The hospital also has facilities like laboratory, pharmacy and optical wing that offer wide range of frames and lenses of high quality and leading brands.
About Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital:
Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital a comprehensive eye hospital offering a one-stop solution for eye ailments; was started in the year 1957. Now the hospital is in its 57th year of offering quality services in eye care. It has 15 branches in Chennai and a visible footprint in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Andaman and Rajasthan. A tertiary eye care centre at Mauritius marks its first step towards establishing an international presence extended upto 13 branches covering the Indian Ocean region, African countries and East Asia.
The hospital has received various awards for its inventions and services. In March 2006, Late Dr. J Agarwal, Founder-Chairman was awarded Padma Bhushan by the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his dedicated services to the poor and downtrodden. The hospital received visibility in the global arena for its inventions – Micro-Phakonit (Cataract surgery with 0.7 mm size incision) in 1999 and ‘Glued Intraocular Lens Implant’ performed on a 4 year old girl in January 2008 by Prof. Amar Agarwal. In February 2009, the world’s first Anterior Segment Eye Transplant Surgery was performed on a 4 month old child to treat corneal disorder. In November 2013, for the first time in the World, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai transplanted a one year old donor cornea giving a new lease of sight to a 60 year old man through the new technique PDEK (Pre Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty).