Aravind Eye Hospital - Pondicherry
April 2021 - March 2022
Include laser procedures and injections
FREE SCREENING CAMPS - 147
Patients screened - 40,928
Surgeries performed - 7,372
VISION CENTRES (VC) - 15
Out-patient visits to VCs - 129,759
CITY CENTRE - 1
Out-patient visits - 29,409
New vision centre
Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry opened a vision centre at Manalurpet on March 30. The centre is sponsored by SEVA-Standard Chartered Bank under (SiB) Seeing is Believing project.
Education and Training
Postgraduates in Ophthalmology
Short-term and Long-term Fellows
Research and Publications
Total number of publications – 91
Peer-reviewed journals – 53
Developing a culture of innovation
In the recent years, conscious efforts have been taken to initiate and inculcate a culture of innovation at Aravind with an aim to find solutions to frequent, pressing operational or clinical issues that come in the way of care delivery. As part of October Summit, Aravind-Pondicherry hosted a symposium titled, Masterminds – Innovations for a purpose, on October 29.The aim was to promote and disseminate the culture of innovation to enhance patient-centred care in eye care.
The hospital also hosted Hackathon 3.0 on January 8 and 9 where young engineers and doctors and staff of Aravind were brought together to work on various problem statements and bring about innovative solutions.
Workshop on Current GCP, ICMR, new drugs and clinical trial rules
Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC), Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry conducted the workshop on August 27 with a main focus to share the latest updates in International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) – Good Clinical Practice (GCP); informed consent, ICMR guidelines during emergency situations and other regulatory guidelines. IEC members, Aravind consultants and clinical research coordinators took part.
MIGS symposium - Mission possible 2022
Aravind-Pondicherry organised a symposium on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) – Mission Possible, on January 8, to help participants learn Bent Ab-interno Needle Goniectomy (BANG), iStent (Glaukos) implantation, tips and tricks for Gonioscopic assisted transluminal trabeculotomy and basics of Trabectome.
Allied Ophthalmic Personnel alumni meet 2021
Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) is the driving force for the smooth and hassle-free operations of Aravind Eye Hospitals. For the first time in its history of 18 years, Aravind-Pondicherry organised an AOP alumni meet on October 31; 85 alumni took part. The event in addition to turned out to be a good opportunity to refresh memories.
Annual meeting of vision centre staff
Aravind-Pondicherry organised a meeting of the staff of its 14 vision centres on February 27. The meeting analysed the performance of the centres followed by an active discussion to improve their services.
Masterminds - Innovations for a purpose
As part of October Summit 2021, Aravind-Pondicherry organised the symposium on October 29 to promote and disseminate the culture of innovation to enhance patient-centred care in eye care delivery. A total of 49 people took part.
World Glaucoma Day Observation
Amblyopia Day Observation
Eye Donation Fortnight