Sankara Eye Foundation Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation – USA (Donor Profile)

45 MILLION PEOPLE ARE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.
The magnitude of blindness is enormous. India has the largest population of the world’s blind; with over 45 million visually impaired and 12 million totally blind.
According to the World Health Organization, World Vision Report (2019):

“At present, at least 2.2 billion people around the world have a vision impairment, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed. The world faces considerable challenges in terms of eye care, including inequalities in the coverage and quality of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services; a shortage of trained eye care service providers; and poor integration of eye care services into health systems, among others.”
Every year, one million more people are added to these statistics. Fortunately, nearly 80% of them can easily be cured if only they can receive treatment.

PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS HAVE LITTLE HOPE.

This is where Sankara Eye Foundation operates. Your donations are used to build hospitals and conduct FREE eye surgeries for those in need. By providing patients with world-class medical and renowned doctors, these perpetually underserved communities will have a cure for blindness.

OUR IMPACT ON CURABLE BLINDNESS SPANS 25 YEARS

Your donations have helped us accomplish:
  • 2M+ Surgeries Performed
  • 30,000+ Rural Eye Camps
  • 500+ Volunteers
Across India, our impact on the local underserved communities is immeasurable:
  • Fostering Economic Independence
  • Empowering Women
  • Rescuing the Future
our network of eye care
Since its inception in 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation hospitals have conducted a total of 31,363 eye health camps spread across villages and towns all over India, screened 5,654,563 patients, and performed 2,191,972 surgeries.

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.
OUR NETWORK OF EYE CARE
Since its inception in 1998, Sankara Eye Foundation hospitals have conducted a total of 31,363 eye health camps spread across villages and towns all over India, screened 5,654,563 patients, and performed 2,191,972 surgeries.

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.
ANAND, GUJARAT

Sankara Eye Hospital Anand, commenced operations in 2008. It is a 225-bed facility constructed on 5.5-acre land on Ahmedabad-Vadodara Highway (NH8), and is one of the cornerstones of eye healthcare in Gujarat.  

The hospital was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in the presence of Sankaracharya of Kanchi. The outreach program serves the districts of Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Kheda and Vadodara.

To date, SEH Anand has conducted 2,747 eye camps, screened 386,204 patients and performed 157,587 surgeries.

157,587 SURGERIES
2,747 EYE CAMPS

Speciality services offered at SEH Anand include: 

Cataract

Glaucoma

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Cornea

UVEA Services

Vision Enhancement & Rehabilitation

Vitreoretinal Services

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
BENGALURU, KARNATAKA

Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, is a 225-bed super-specialty eye hospital and training center which caters to the needs of patients in Bengaluru as well as rural Karnataka. 

232,158 SURGERIES
3,200 EYE CAMPS

Located on a 4.5-acre campus on HAL-Whitefield road, Sankara Eye Hospital Bengaluru has reached self-sufficiency via the 80-20 model, where 20% of the paying patients enable free services to 80% of rural and needy patients. 

To date, Sankara Eye Hospital Bengaluru has conducted 3,200 eye camps, screened 567,508 patients and performed 232,158 surgeries. 

Sankara Vision Academy, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sankara Eye Hospital Bengaluru also hosts the Sankara Vision Academy – a super-specialty eye care training and research center. The academy offers professional eye-care training courses, which include:

DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in Ophthalmology

Fellowship in General Ophthalmology and Subspecialties

M.Sc. Optometry, B.Sc. Optometry, Fellowship in Optometry, Internship in Optometry

Diploma in Vision Care Technician (VCT)

SEH Bangalore offers services in the following areas: 

Cataract

Cornea

Glaucoma

Lasik & Laser Vision Corrections

Orbit & Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Uvea Service

Ocularistry clinic

Autism (Milestone Clinic)

Low Vision Clinic

SEH Bangalore is an NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital. 

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

788,990 SURGERIES
11,248 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, a 500-bed state-of-the art specialty eye hospital, is the headquarters of Sankara Eye Foundation, India. It was established as the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Medical Trust in 1977, by ophthalmologists Dr. R.V. Ramani and Dr. Radha Ramani, with the mission of eliminating preventable blindness in India.

In the past four decades, the Sankara Eye Foundation has grown from a single hospital at Coimbatore to a group of our hospitals and our partner hospitals spread across multiple states, each providing excellent eye care to people across towns and villages of India.

Sankara Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, has so far screened 2,045,044 patients, conducted 11,248 eye camps and performed 788,990 free eye surgeries.

The facility offers the following specialty eye care services:

Cataract

Cornea

Glaucoma

Lasik & Laser Vision Corrections

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

UVEA Services

Keratokonus clinic

Vitreoretinal Services

Sankara Eye Hospital Coimbatore is a Pre-NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital.

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
GUNTUR, ANDHRA PRADESH

Since its inception in 2004, the Sankara Eye Hospital Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, has successfully catered to the huge demand for affordable eye care across Guntur and the nearby districts of Krishna, Prakasam, Nalgonda and Khammam.  

381,738 SURGERIES
1,684 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, was built with support of the TANA Foundation, the Sankara Eye Foundation USA, and philanthropic families in Guntur and nearby areas. It was expanded in three phases from a 100-bed capacity to the current 300-bed capacity. Sankara Eye Hospital Guntur’s services include:

Cataract Clinic

Eye Bank

Cornea and Refractive Services

Glaucoma Services

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Lasik & Laser Vision Corrections

UVEA Services

Vitreoretinal Services

Vision rehabilitation Clinic


Sankara Eye Hospital Guntur is a NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital.

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH
INAUGURATED IN 2020

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

As of November 2019:
3,390 SURGERIES
1,560 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Centre, Indore, is the 11th eye hospital of Sankara Eye Foundation, India. Inaugurated in January 2020, it has till date conducted 101 eye camps, screened 6,689 patients, and performed 3,390 surgeries

The hospital is designed to deliver the best in class eye treatment for issues related to  cornea, retina, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy to both the rural and urban population in and around Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 

Speciality services at Sankara Eye Centre, Indore, include: 

Sankara Eye Centre Indore is an NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital. 

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
INAUGURATED 2017

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

21,250 SURGERIES
625 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital, Jaipur, was inaugurated in December 2017. With a 225-bed capacity, it serves the communities of Jaipur and the nearby districts in Rajasthan. The hospital was constructed with a generous grant from the Bajaj Foundation, Mission for Vision and other patrons.

Till date, SEH Jaipur has conducted 625 eye camps, screened 63,717 patients and performed 21,250 surgeries.

SEH Jaipur offers the following specialty services:

SEH Jaipur is an NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital. 

Cataract

Cornea

Glaucoma

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

UVEA Services

Low Vision Aid

WHO WE ARE

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

Sankara Eye Foundation, India Hospitals

One million free eye surgeries annually by 2030
Learn more about SEF’s Vision 2030 and How You Can Help.
Vision 2030
KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH
INAUGURATED 2014

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

As of November 2019:
73,373 SURGERIES
1,380 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital, Kanpur, is a state-of-the-art eye hospital which serves the districts of Kanpur Nagar, Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi and Unnao, with a large population of 4.5 million. 

Spread over 2.8 acres of land, it was inaugurated in 2014 in the presence of Sankaracharya of Kanchi. 

To date, SEH Kanpur has conducted 1,380 eye camps, screened 198,792 patients and performed 73,373 surgeries. The hospital offers the following speciality services:

SEH Ludhiana offers the following speciality eye-care services:

Cataract

Cornea

Glaucoma

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

UVEA Services

Vision Enhancement & Rehabilitation Services

Vitreoretinal Services

KRISHNANKOIL, TAMIL NADU
INAUGURATED 2004

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

As of November 2019:
172,257 SURGERIES
4,366 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital at Krishnankoil, also known as the Sankara Rural Eye Hospital, was founded in 2004, and currently provides a full range of primary and subspecialty services for cataract, cornea, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, oculoplastics, and emergency eye care. 

Built over 6.1 acres of land, the hospital is currently a 225-bed capacity facility. SEH Krishnancoil also serves the tribal population that inhabits the Nilgiris mountain range. The hospital is located near the temple town of Srivilliputhur, around 70 kilometers south of Madurai, and is the only 24/7 Emergency Service for eye care in the region. 

The hospital campus was donated by Dr. Vivekananda Raja and family and is currently receiving support from philanthropists such as Mr. Dasi Bhudrani, Sight Savers International, and the National Programme for Control of Blindness. 

SEH Krishnancoil is a Pre-NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accredited hospital.

LUDHIANA, PUNJAB
INAUGURATED 2012

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

As of November 2019:
61,896 SURGERIES
1,579 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana, is a super-specialty eye care facility established in 2012. Spanning across 55,000 sq. ft. on a two-acre complex, the 100-bed hospital provides consultation and treatment across all subspecialties in ophthalmology. 

SEH Ludhiana was inaugurated in the presence of the Sankaracharya of Kanchi, Jayendra Saraswati. It provides critical eye care to 22 districts of Punjab, serving the rural underprivileged in the remote areas of Punjab.

To date, SEH Ludhiana has conducted 1,579 camps, screened 398,678 patients and performed 61,896 surgeries.

SEH Ludhiana offers the following speciality eye-care services:

Cataract

Cornea

Glaucoma

Medical retinal Services

Vision therapy

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

UVEA Services

Contact Lens

Vitreo retina

PANVEL, MAHARASHTRA
INAUGURATED JUNE 2021

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

161,787 SURGERIES
4,041 EYE CAMPS

RJ Sankara Eye Hospital, Panvel, is the 12th eye hospital of Sankara Eye Foundation, India. The Jhunjhunwala Foundation donated the building on which the present hospital, with its 225 bed facility, is built. 

This hospital is designed to deliver the best in class eye treatment for issues related to cornea, retina, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy to both the rural and urban population in and around Panvel, Maharashtra. 

Till date, the hospital has conducted 95 eye camps, screened 9,911 patients and performed 2,949 surgeries.

The hospital offers speciality services in the following areas:
SEH Ludhiana offers the following speciality eye-care services:

SHIMOGA, KARNATAKA
INAUGURATED 2008

Operating on a self-sustainability model, each Sankara Eye Foundation hospital in India provides a full range of eye care services. A typical Sankara Eye Hospital is a 225-bed state-of-the art facility with 200 beds for patients receiving free service and 25 beds for paid patients.

As of November 2019:
218,344 SURGERIES
2,817 EYE CAMPS

Sankara Eye Hospital Shimoga, Karnataka, was inaugurated in 2008. It is the only super-specialty eye care center in the region that provides the full spectrum of ophthalmic services under one roof. 

The hospital has to date conducted 2,817 eye camps, screened 557,940 patients and performed 218,344 eye surgeries. Outreach programs by the hospital cover the districts of Shimoga, Davangere, Chitradurga, Haveri, Hassan, Chikmagalur, in Karnataka, as well as the northern areas of Bellary and Raichur.

SEH Shimoga offers services in the following areas:

Cataract

Cornea

Trauma

Glaucoma

Lasik & Laser Vision Corrections

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

UVEA Services

Keratokonus clinic

Vitreo retina

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