Inauguration of The Eye Foundation Kochi centre by Smt. K. K Shailaja Teacher
Kochi centre of the leading eye care provider, The Eye Foundation situated near Changampuzha park metro station, Edappally was inaugurated by the state health minister Smt. K. K Shailaja Teacher on March 4th at 11 am. Shri T.V Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education Services and SEBI primary market advisory committee, Prof. K.V. Thomas MP, P.T. Thomas MLA, Dr. D. Ramamurthy, chairman of The Eye Foundation, Dr. Chitra Ramamurthy, Medical Director, Dr. R. Gopal, Medical superintendent, Mr. P. Rajeev, Eranakulam District secretary of CPI (M), Mr. A.N. Radhakrishnan, state general secretary of BJP and Mr. Vijayakumar, ward counselor, attended the inaugural ceremony.
The 8′th signature centre of The Eye Foundation started operation at Kochi on February 4′th with all the world-class facilities. Spread over 45,000 sqft, the centre has 4 operation theatres, 15 Consultation rooms, 18 Optometry Lanes, 10 Investigation rooms, state of the art Optical outlet, Drug store, VIP lounge, Executive In-patient rooms and Daycare units. The core services available at The Eye Foundation, Kochi centre includes the very latest in cataract surgery i.e. Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery and the entire range of intraocular lenses; latest surgical options and procedures in refractive error correction surgery with the “Latest Femtosecond Laser Refractive Suite” which is the fastest available system for bladeless refractive surgery the world over, management & surgery for vitreoretinal diseases using advanced constellation vitrectomy system; specialized glaucoma care; pediatric ophthalmology including squint clinics; oculoplasty; cornea and eye bank services; optometry & comprehensive optical services and computer vision clinic would be a part of the facilities available . “It will be possible for the smaller clinics to access this signature centre for specialized treatments”, said Dr. D. Ramamurthy.
The Kochi centre with state of the art technology and a set of skilled senior ophthalmologists will offer quality eye care at affordable prices. The real strength of The Eye Foundation is the group of nearly 50 highly trained and motivated eye doctors, nearly 100 qualified optometrists and nearly 400 staff members. The Eye Foundation is putting in place a strategy that will meet the needs of patients in at least a 100 kilometres 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 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 seamlessly. 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 & refractive operations. The Eye Foundation has also built 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. Most hospitals under the “The Eye Foundation” group comply with the standards set by the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH).
The Eye Foundation, Kochi started functioning from February 4th, 2018 and thanks to the support and blessings of the people of Kochi and beyond. They have averaged about 100 footfalls daily and have started all types of eye surgeries and different sub-speciality clinics. They promise to deliver the best and wish for a great future for the people of Kochi.