Erode: The Eye Foundation, a Coimbatore based comprehensive eye care solutions provider, opens their first signature centre in Erode on 15th April 2019.
It is the 9th signature centre of the The Eye foundation group. Well located at Palayapalayam, Perundurai Road, the centre is the most contemporary facility spread over 18000 sqft with 2 operation theatre, 5 Consultation rooms, 6 Optometry Lanes, 5 Investigation rooms, state of the art Optical outlet, Drug store, Executive In-patient rooms and Day care units. The core services available at The Eye Foundation, Erode centre includes the very latest in cataract surgery and the entire range of intra ocular lenses; latest surgical options and procedures in refractive error correction surgery with the Latest & Fastest Optilasik” for refractive surgery, management & surgery for vitreo-retinal diseases using advanced constellation vitrectomy system; specialized glaucoma care; paediatric ophthalmology including squint clinics; oculoplasty; cornea; optometry & comprehensive optical services and computer vision clinic.
The Eye Foundation now has presence across 10 centers in Tamilnadu, Karnataka & Kerala. The signature centres model pioneered by The Eye Foundation envisions a large comprehensive eye care facility at major towns and full-fledged centres in towns around the large facility. This model ensures that smaller centres could access the large centers around them for complicated procedures.
Dr. D Ramamurthy, Chairman, The Eye Foundation, said, “We are convinced there is a huge unmet demand for quality eye care nationally and Erode is no exception to this. Our aim is to provide tertiary eye care with a humane touch.” The Erode centre with state of the art technology and a set of skilled senior ophthalmologists will offer quality eye care at very affordable prices. The real strength of the eye foundation is the group of nearly 50 highly trained & motivated eye doctors, nearly 100 qualified optometrists & nearly 400 staff members. As a Launch offer, The Eye Foundation, Erode centre offers free Eye examination & consultation for the first 1 month to the citizens of Erode District.
The Eye Foundation is putting in place a strategy that will meet the needs of patients in at least a 50 kms radius around it by leveraging technology and mobile vans for reaching out to masses even in remote areas. As a pioneer in leveraging technology, The Eye Foundation has linked the entire hospital chain through robust electronic medical records system and processes to ensure patient database, case histories / studies & diagnostic tests are accessible to medical professionals across all centres. This besides facilitating speedy response also allows centres to source the most experienced hands to address critical eye disorders in a seamless manner.
All hospitals under the eye foundation group comply with the standards set by the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH). The Eye Foundation has a track record of more than three decades, treating more than two million patients through super specialty eye hospitals located in the districts of Coimbatore, Bangalore, Tirupur, Nilgiris, Palakkad, Ernakulam, Erode and Pollachi. Always at the cutting edge of technology the institution has to its credit several firsts in the field of Ophthalmology in the country. The Eye Foundation is amongst the first to introduce laser eye surgery both in laser refractive surgery as well as laser cataract surgery, which has greatly enhanced the precision of cataract operations. The Eye Foundation has a dedicated charitable wing “Netra Jyothi Trust” which is engaged in reaching out to the underprivileged sections of the community through its charity centres Rajalakshmi Nethralaya at Coimbatore and Thirumurthy Nethralaya at Tirupur. The Eye Foundation has also built a robust research and academic arm to ensure that quality eye care remains cutting edge. The academic wing of the hospital trains doctors, optometrists and paramedical staff. Dr. Ramamurthy is deeply committed to and passionate about bringing the best of scientific learning to his medical community. He was the Chairman – Scientific Committee of the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and subsequently was the President of the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) for 2016 – 2017.