Actor Chiyaan Vikram supports eye donation campaign and encourages his fans for participate
Free eye surgeries to be performed for 100 people below poverty line
Chennai / 4 September 2019: Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, the globally renowned pioneers in eyecare since 1957, has opened a state-of-the-art eyecare hospital at Kodambakkam and Tiruvottiyur in Chennai. Popular Actor Chiyaan Vikram, was the Chief Guest at the inaugural event, supported the noble cause of eye donation by encouraging his fans to pledge their eyes. Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital, Dr. Baskaran, Head – Clinic Services, Dr Agarwal Eye Hospital, Kodambakkam and Dr. Dhivya Pratheepa. S, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Tiruvottiyur were also present on the occasion.
To mark the inaugural of our Kodambakkam and Tiruvottiyur facility, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital have announced that eye care surgeries will be performed completely free of cost to 100 persons below poverty line.
Addressing the guests about the importance of eye donation, Actor Chiyaan Vikram said, “It gives me immense pleasure to inaugurate the new facilities of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital at Kodambakkam and Tiruvottiyur. The eyes are your body’s most highly developed sensory organs. But many people lose their opportunity to see this beautiful world, because they are blind. However, it is possible to bring back their sight by donating our eyes after death. In this National Eye donation fortnight, I hope such campaign drive will encourage and inspire others, especially my fans, to pledge their eyes as well which will help in creating a positive change in someone’s life.” I appreciate them for their graceful service in conducting free surgeries to 100 people”
Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital, said, “It is with great pride that we have opened our state-of-the-art hospital in Kodambakkam also in Tiruvottiyur. We have been at the forefront of innovation in the field of ophthalmology with advanced procedures such a Glued IOL, SFT, PDEK, and Phakonit. The newly opened facilities will provide high quality eye-care services to its patients. According to a recent study, India is the home for 20% of World’s visually impaired. Around 80% of visual impairment in India was either preventable or curable. Preventable blindness could be eradicated from our country, if people come forward to pledge their eyes.”
Added Dr. Baskaran , Head – Clinic Services, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Kodambakam: “The new hospital is the one-stop solution all eye-care services including treatment of diseases related to cornea, cataract, glaucoma, paediatric eye care, squint, retina, neuro ophthalmology, and low vision rehabilitation.”
Dr. Dhivya Pratheepa. S, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Tiruvottiyur said, Tiruvottriyur facility of Dr Agarwal’s’ Eye Hospital will serve the North Chennai facility. We have a deep understanding on uniqueness of the eye problems faced especially by residents of North Chennai. We are sure Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Tiruvottriyur will be their trusted friend in taking care of their eyes.”
The Kodambakkam facility is spread across 4,775 Sq ft, and is located at No. 33, Dr Ambedkar Road near Grace Super Market. And the Thiruvottiyur facility is spread across 2576 sq. Feet is located at No. 49/60, South Mada Street, TH Road, near MSM Theatre.
About Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital:
Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital a comprehensive eye hospital offering a one-stop solution for eye ailments; was started in the year 1957. Now the hospital is in its 61st year of offering quality services in eye care. It has 33 hospitals in Tamil Nadu and a visible footprint in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andaman, West Bengal, and Rajasthan. A tertiary eye care centre at Mauritius marks its first step towards establishing an international presence extended up to 13 branches covering the Indian Ocean region, African countries and East Asia.