There are nearly 2 million people blinded because of corneal disorder. All of them could gradually and easily be given the gift of sight, provided the eyes of the 1 lakh people who die in an year could be collected to be used in corneal transplantation. Thus corneal blindness can be eradicated in just 10 years. Against the available 2 lakh eyes, only about 30,000 eyes are collected every year from all over India.
Towards combating corneal blindness, Rajan Eye Care established an Eye Bank, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Madras T. Nagar, known as the ‘Rotary Rajan Eye Bank’. So far, over 4000 corneal transplant surgeries have been successfully performed totally free of cost. If only about 10 pairs of eyes could be collected every day, out of about 100 deaths reported in the city of Chennai alone, corneal blindness in and around Chennai could be eradicated in no time. This Eye Bank is working round the clock and the team reaches the place of the deceased within half an hour of receiving the call to collect the eyes. There is a long waiting list of patients for corneal transplantation. The gap between the demand and supply will keep widening year after year unless eye donation is adopted with a religious zeal.
In order to create awareness about the need and the necessity of donating precious eyes, which are usually either buried or burnt, Rajan Eye Care is observing the Eye Donation Fortnight year after year, by conducting several programmes among school children, college students, and service clubs. The campaign comes to a grand finale with a public rally on the Marina Beach.
Vijay Amritraj, India’s Ace Tennis Star and U.N. Messenger for Peace, impressed by the devotion with which Rajan Eye Care Hospital has taken up the Eye Donation Movement, has proudly associated himself with this noble movement by lending his name as a Brand Ambassador. Another celebrity, Adam Gilchrist, the Gentleman Cricketer from Australia, hearing about the marvelous ‘Vision – Mission’ of Rajan Eye Care has recently joined the bandwagon of Brand Ambassadors of the Rotary Rajan Eye Bank.
It was the vision of one man – Prof.Dr.N.Rajan – that transformed what was once a modest eye clinic to what is today, one of India’s premiere super speciality eye hospitals and Post-Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology. Rajan Eye Care hospital is a State – of – the – art eye care centre providing comprehensive and quality eye care toa ll patients irrespective of caste, creed and economic background.
Rajan Eye Care has grown from strength to strength over the past twelve years not only expanding its floor space but also expanding its services to emerge as a tertiary eye care hospital. Our motto is to deliver Quality eye care and in accordance to our ISO 9001:2008 policy we deliver Excellent Quality, Yeomen Service with Efficient Administration in our mission. Rajan Eye Care is exceptional beacause of its quality of service and caliber of Doctors, Expert diagonistic ability, access to latest equipments and above all a patient friendly environment.
The hospital also runs training courses that includes the Post-Graduate training in Diplomate of National Board, affiliated to National Board of Examinations, NewDelhi, Short term Fellowship in micro surgery, phacoe mulsification training programmes, fellowship in Optometry and Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant course. In addition Continuing Medical Education programmes are conducted with the main objective of imparting knowledge to other practising Ophthalmologists.
We also have 3 subsidiary organisations in this hospital
Rotary Rajan Eye Bank a project of Rotary club of Madras T.Nagar, RI Dist – 3230, which takes care of coreneal blindness.
Chennai Vision Charitable Trust is a community Ophthalmology wing of Rajan Eye Care taking care of rural outreach programmes delivering quality eye care to one and all, covering a radius of 150 kilometers.
Rajan Lasik Pavillion with a State – of – art Wavelight Allegretto LASIK Laser taking care of patients with Refractive Errors.
In essence Rajan Eye Care hospital is a one-stop for comprehensive eye care.
5, Vidyodaya East II Street,
T.Nagar, Chennai – 600 017, India.
Phone No: +91- 44 – 28340500, 28340300
Fax : +91 – 44 – 28341768