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.
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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.Read More
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.
LVPEI currently has 177 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 (18), which are in turn linked to LVPEI Tertiary Centres in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Bhubaneswar.