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Aravind Eye Hospital

Aravind Eye Hospital

Aravind eye Hospital was established as a seven bedded eye care hospital in 1976 by a dynamic personality named Dr. G. Venkataswamy. Most of us know him as Dr. V, who started the hospital with his team of four medical professionals. 

The hospital was established by Dr V. after his retirement at the age of 58. He started a non-profit organization, The Govel trust under which Aravind eye Hospital was established to serve millions of patients suffering from any type of eye disorders.

The ophthalmological hospital specialized in eye care services and is located all across India with its  various location in Madurai, Pondicherry, Theni, Tirupur, Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Salem, Tuticorin , Udumalaipet and Dindigul. The journey of Aravind hospital started from 11 bedded systems and now it has reached more than 400 beds available in India. 

The team of experienced, professionals eye specialist have successfully completed approximately 4 million eye surgeries at the very reasonable price and sometimes even free of cost. Thirty two millions patients have been treated at the Aravind eye care hospital.

In 2012, 2,838,689 outpatients visited hospital and 349,274 surgeries have been performed. On an average Aravind team of medical professional has performed 2,000 operations every year. 

Quality is the prime priority at Aravind Eye hospital with international standard. The Aravind hospital is renowned worldwide for providing treatment at the most reasonable prices. The hospital provides free of cost treatment to patients who cannot afford to pay.

To help the needy person in rural areas the hospital has established a Vision Centres. It has been estimated that Aravind eye care Hospital has done around 7 % eye surgeries out of the total surgeries performed all across the world and has acquired the highest position in conducting eye surgeries in the World. Al

With the eye surgery facility, the hospital has also built an on-site lens manufacturing establishment in co-operation with the American entrepreneur David Green. The establishment has been named as Aurolab which provide lenses at the cheap prices.

The hospital is a boon for the poor section of society, who cannot afford to pay a huge amount of prices involved in eye surgery. The hospital has been established to help people, who belong to the poor section of society.

AEH has set benchmark in medical eye surgery and has won prestigious award, the $1 million Gates Award in 2008 for Global Health organized by Melinda Gates foundation. The hospital provides the state-of-art medical facility. In 1982, hospital was accredited to offer diploma in ophthalmology and MS in ophthalmology in 1986. 

Since 1988, Aravind Eye Hospital started offering fellowship program in ophthalmology. The journey of the hospital started in 1977 and till date has set various benchmark in the field of eye surgery to provide a better vision to the society.

Award Winning Hospital in Opthalmology

Award Winning Hospital in Opthalmology The Hospital has won Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Champalimaud Award, and many other are in the list. AEH has been applauded all across the world for its quality medical care.

In collaboration with the World health organization Aravind Eye Care system offers an efficient training programme to individuals located all around the world to build specialist in the field of eye  care system.

Training and Fellowship Programs

The Eye Care training programme cater medical education not only to ophthalmologists but to every level of ophthalmology personnel including opticians, health care managers, technicians, clinical assistants and also to outreach coordinators.  Various clinical courses are offered here including short-term courses, diploma programs, long-term certificate course. 

Some of these of these ophthalmology courses include Diagnosis and Management of GlaucMaster course in diploma, diploma in ophthalmology, ECCE-IOL microsurgery,

Fellowship in comprehensive opthalmology, Cornea, Glaucoma, Orbit and oculoplasty, Fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology&strabismus, Uvea, Intraocular lens surgery, retina Vitreous, Training for ocularist, orthoptist, short-term courses in Ot techniques, Refraction technique, short-term training in vitrectomy , Small incision cataract surgery, Master courses in Surgery in ophthalmology, Neuro Ophthalmology, optical dispensing, Phacoemulsification, Post DO DNB, Surgery in small incision cataract, Laser in direct diabetic Retinopathy, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography and Ultrasonography. 

A dedicated research department has also been developed at the Aravind eye Care centre to enhance both clinical and basic research practices.

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