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The LVPEI Eye Bank Network Distributed 40% of Corneas in India

LVPEI Hyderabad Eye Bank Crosses 50K Mark in Cornea Distribution

Hyderabad: 9 March 2021: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is recognized as the Global Centre of Excellence in Eye Banking - the biggest in Asia and developing countries. 40% of the corneas distributed throughout India for sight-restoring corneal transplant surgeries last year were provided by LVPEI Network Eye Banks. Since its inception in 1989, the LVPEI eye bank network has achieved many milestones. It has distributed 61, 063 corneas, of which 50,000 (82%), are by the Ramayamma International Eye Bank (RIEB) at LVPEI’s Hyderabad Campus. The Institute also has Eye Bank facilities at its campuses in Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. 

“Our goal is to ensure that the availability of quality corneal tissue does not remain a barrier in tackling corneal blindness. 1.1 million Indians suffer from corneal blindness. Corneal transplantation, using healthy corneas donated by individuals upon their death, is the only known cure for corneal blindness. LVPEI is ...

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L V Prasad Eye Institute’s upgraded Madhapur Centre named as Lahoti Eye Centre

Providing advanced equitable eye care services to all

Hyderabad, February 06, 2021: L V Prasad Eye Institute’s City Centre at Madhapur has been upgraded with the generous support received from Raisaheb Pannalaji Hiralalji Lahoti Trust - a family trust set up by the family of Sri Suresh Chandra Lahoti (Chairman Trustee). The Centre is now named as The Lahoti Eye Centre. The formal inauguration will happen today at 5 pm in the presence of Chief Guest Mr Syed Akbaruddin, IFS (Retired) Former India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations. 

Over the years, the family trust has supported many educational institutes, initiated several fellowship programs and promoted art, culture and heritage. In alignment to L V Prasad Eye Institute's mission to make quality eye care services accessible and affordable for all, the trust has made a significant contribution towards this state-of-the-art eye care facility at Madhapur. 

This centre is one of the three Urban City Centres of L V Prasad Eye Institute i...

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L V Prasad Institute – the first in Vijayawada to dispense speciality scleral contact lens

An advanced tertiary eye care facility offering specialized services

Vijayawada: 25 January 2021: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Vijayawada becomes the first in the city to dispense speciality scleral contact lenses to its patients. These specialized contact lenses hugely benefit patients suffering from complex eye problems, advanced corneal diseases and also patients who underwent complex eye surgeries like corneal transplantation, corneal tear repair etc.

The Kode Venkatadri Chowdary (KVC) Campus at Vijayawada, established in 2011, is the third Tertiary eye care centre of LVPEI. Over, 661,964 outpatient examinations and 62,218 surgeries have been performed at the centre till date. Of which, 36% of the examinations and 53% of the surgeries were done free of cost. Located at Tadigadapa, the centre offers comprehensive advanced tertiary eye care facility to people in Vijayawada and the adjoining areas. 

“We are happy to share that LVPEI Vijayawada facility is now equipped to offer the best quality-speci...

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