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LVPEI centres to become Institutes of Excellence

07 July 2017 | News

LVPEI is laying emphasis on education at all the centres by engaging 500 to 600 trainers across the world and publishing 250 to 270 scientific papers.

Courtesy- Wikimedia

Courtesy- Wikimedia

L.V. Prasad Eye Institute will develop its centres in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar as Institutes of Excellence (IoE).

The Visakhapatnam campus at the Health City set up exactly 11 years ago will be developed as an Institute of Excellence in geriatric eye care.

LVPEI has 16 rural secondary care centres and three more will be added in AP, Telangana and Odisha in next two years.

At present it has 16 secondary care and 153 primary care centres. Every year 12 to 14 lakh outpatients are visiting the hospitals located in various States with door-to-door screening of another million.

The number of surgeries conducted is estimated 1.2 to 1.3 lakh per year with over 50 per cent done free of cost.

LVPEI is laying emphasis on education at all the centres by engaging 500 to 600 trainers across the world and publishing 250 to 270 scientific papers. The Hyderabad centre is the biggest in India and rated as top three in the world.

The team at LVPEI are now combining their technological innovations by involving both engineers and doctors in research to develop various low-cost products for better eye care.

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