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Sankara Nethralaya


Chennai, India

Sankara Nethralaya - Overview

The Sankara Nethralaya is an eye hospital in India, offering a broad coverage of ophthalmologic care to local, as well as international patients. The name Sankara Nethralaya means “The Temple of the Eye.” It was in 1978 when the hospital was opened, and from then this medical institution has acquired excellence in ophthalmology internationally.

Sankara Nethralaya is a non-profit, missionary institution and is also a research institution for ophthalmology studies. While being a charitable organization, Sankara Nethralaya maintains to be well managed and able to accommodate an average of 1,200 patients daily and conduct about 100 surgeries per day as well. The hospital has approximately 1,000 employees, consisting of medical professionals, specialist ophthalmologists, nursing staff, and other support staff members.

Among the specialties of Sankara Nethralaya are: cataract, cornea, community ophthalmology, excimer laser, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular oncology, orbital oculoplasty, pediatric ophthalmology, uveitis, vitreoretinal, and many others. The hospital provides care for both inpatients and outpatients. There is also an evening eye clinic in the hospital.

All medical facilities at the Sankara Nethralaya are of the latest technologies. The hospital has 22 fully equipped operation theatres. The total bed capacity of the hospital is 242, fitted in furnished patient rooms. All patients are provided nursing care round the clock, and a drug counter is available as well. Onsite are also canteen facilities for the convenience of patients and their companions.


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