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Aravind Eye Hospital - Chennai



April 2021 - March 2022


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Include laser procedures and injections


Patients screened - 22,241
Surgeries performed - 4,261

Out-patient visits to VCs - 10,862

Patient care

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Expansion of Out-patient services and opening of new units

Aravind-Chennai expanded its out-patient services to the second floor and new clinics were opened dedicated exclusively to handle retina, glaucoma and paediatric cases on February 14. The new Retina and Vitreous Department is all set to see about 600-700 patients a day. The new Glaucoma Department can now see up to 500 patients including those coming in for glaucoma-related laser procedures. The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department with its child-friendly ambience can cater to around 300 patients.

In addition to speciality clinics, the hospital opened an eye bank and ocular prosthesis unit.

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New Vision Centres

Collaborating with the Rotary Club and as part of its Orange initiative to create an India free of avoidable blindness, Aravind-Chennai inaugurated two vision centres, in Puzhal and Sholavaram on July 21. Two more centres were opened in Korukkupet and Madhavaram on March 31.

Education & Training



Short-term and Long-term Fellows



Allied Ophthalmic


Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai started offering DNB and Post DO DNB programmes.  It has also introduced Fellowship in Optometry, the first Aravind centre to offer this. Fellowships in various ophthalmic specialties are also being offered.


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Total number of publications – 20

Peer-reviewed journals – 15


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Launch of Madras Inked

Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai organised a function to launch the book, Madras Inked…Impressions of an artist and an architect on September 14. Penned by Mr. Manohar Devadoss and Ms.Sujatha Shankar, the book celebrates the rich culture and heritage of the great city, Chennai. The book has drawings of various iconic buildings and landscapes in Chennai – all done by Mr.Manohar over six decades. Ms.Deborah Thiagarajan, Founder Dakshina Chitra Heritage Museum released the book and copy was received by the special guests – Dr Ashokan, Consultant, Gem Hospital, Chennai and artists – Mr.Trotsky Marudhu and Mr.Muthu Palaniappan.

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Launch of Project Drishti

Rotary Club of Madras East in association with Aravind Eye Care System launched “Project Drishti” to donate  Smart Vision spectacles to 300 eligible beneficiaries on September 17 at Aravind Eye Care Hospital, Chennai. Artificial intelligence (AI) driven smart vision spectacles incorporated with features  like navigation, face recognition and text reading help people with visual impairment lead an more independent life. This was developed by SHG Technologies with support from Vision Aid and iterative inputs and validation from Aravind. Aravind Eye Care System in collaboration with Rotary Club introduced this device which is the first indigenous product of its kind in the country at the function organised at Aravind-Chennai. A total of 17 visually impaired people received the smart vision spectacles free of cost.

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Towards Excellence Workshop

Aravind-Chennai organised a half-day workshop on November 2 involving the heads, medical consultants and senior fellows of all the departments. The main objective was to discuss plans for organizational/departmental/individual development for the next 5 years.


Special observances

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World Glaucoma Day Observation

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International Women's Day Celebration

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Garden Fest

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