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ABOUT

Today, LVPEI is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for prevention of blindness and a pioneer in developing eye health models for underserved areas of the developing world.

LVPEI was established in 1987 with the aim of bringing world-class eye care to the Indian population. Since then, several milestones have been achieved, in each of the areas of engagement, from patient care to training to basic and applied eye research.

From the beginning, a significant proportion of services have been allocated to those who could not otherwise afford eye care. LVPEI is administered by two not-for-profit trusts, the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation, both governed by independent boards comprising people from all walks of life. While the Hyderabad Eye Institute focuses on the clinical aspects, all research programmes are carried out under the aegis of the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation. The effort has been to work with communities at all levels in partnership with local bodies, while at the same time networking with national and global organizations to bring resources to places where they are most needed.

The core values that drive all activities are Excellence, Equity and Efficiency.

The activities of the Institute over the past 29 years have been organized along the following lines: Patient care, education and training, eye research, eye banking, innovation, rehabilitation and vision enhancement and community eye health and rural outreach.

Key Statistics -

  1. 21.3 million patients served
  2. 10.30 million outpatients treated
  3. 1.09 million surgeries performed
  4. 0.15 million rehabilitated
  5. 59,585 donor corneas harvested
  6. 31,085 donor corneas transplanted
  7. 1000+ stem cell based procedures
  8. 300+ SLET procedures
  9. 3600 villages provided direct services through secondary and primary care
  10. 18,967 Indian and foreing eye care professionals trained
  11. 1762 research papers published
  12. Nearly 51.25% percent of all outpatient examination and 46.57% surgeries were provide free of cost

Read more: www.lvpei.org

Tej Kohli Foundation is an autonomous, non-profit organization that does not accept donations. Areas of work include treating and preventing corneal blindness, extending educational opportunities, offering midday meals for malnourished children, vocational training for the physically disabled, improving the health of rural communities and empowering women.

The Tej Kohli Foundation is funding the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute (TKCI) where advances in ophthalmology and treatment are being undertaken to control corneal blindness. The Tej Kohli Foundation currently operates in Costa Rica, India and Africa, whilst constantly exploring new countries where they can have the most impact on society at large. The Foundation is supported through the success of Kohli Ventures and the skills and intellectual capital provided by its senior management team. .

For more visit www.Tejkohlifoundation.com

Tej Kohli’s background in electrical engineering, which he studied at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, has informed and driven his career as a tech entrepreneur. Through the development of early e-commerce platforms, he built a detailed understanding of how technology interacts with human needs. It is this, and his keen eye for detail, that has enabled him to identify key technological innovations to invest in for the future.

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this month we have…
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Corneal Procedures Performed
172
Corneal Transplants
1,857
Corneas Retrieved
12,388
Patient Visits

Tej Kohli CoRnea Institute - Components

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Blindness and visual impairment are a major global health problem, affecting more than 161 million people worldwide in 2002 (World Health Organization).

Of these 45 million are in India. Nearly 75% of visual impairment is avoidable, ie., can be prevented, treated or managed.

Impact of the eye care pyramid
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LVPEI currently has 139 Vision Centres that provide primary care in the districts and villages of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Karnataka.

These are linked to Secondary Eye Care Centres (16), which are in turn linked to LVPEI Tertiary Centres in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Bhubaneswar

LVPEI’s Centre of Excellence at Hyderabad is at the apex of the Eye Care Pyramid.

INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Oman – Tej Kohli Cornea Institute team was invited by Health Ministry, Sultanate of Oman to set up Cornea transplant services in Muscat, Oman

Costa Rica – Erick Hernandez Bogantes from Costa Rica visits LVPEI in order to take learnings back to his home country and fight corneal blindness from his corner of the world