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What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


Sankar Foundation has full time Ophthalmic Surgeons experienced for more than 15 years. The continuous reviews and the technological improvements in the treatment and surgical practices adopted by the doctors and specialists will benefit the patient at large.


What "could" make(s) patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Sankar Foundation has all the eye specialties under one roof and manned by experienced specialists. The patients attending Sankar Foundation can be diagnosed for any kind of eye problem and treated in one visit itself by paying a single registration fee. Further the patients below poverty line can get the same quality of treatment with free consultation.


How do you relate your values to the services provided ?


The hospital is committed to quality and equality in eye care for all. The commitment and dedication of the surgeons and the specialists towards the patient’s service has ensured more than 2.75 lakhs of patients regaining vision in the past 20 years.


What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


Sankar foundation eye hospital provides state of art of treatment for all kinds of ophthalmic cases, especially cases which are complicated, managed by good experienced surgeons. The major advantage here is patients who are in needy and poor has facilities of NTR Vaidya Seva, providing eye services since 20 years.


What "could" make(s) patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Sankar foundation eye hospital provides not only accurate and efficient treatment but also provides love concern, and affection and making the patients s recovery as comfortable as possible.


How do you relate your values to the services provided ?


Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital has strong social welfare and moral values upon which the goodness of every person built.


What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


Sankar foundation has a well-established Cornea department with experienced and skilled cornea specialists. All types of cornea and external eye disorders diagnosed and treated here. All types of Keratoplasties such as: Penetrating (therapeutic,Optical),Lamellar(DALK,DSAEK,DMEK,PDEK)& Pterygium surgeries ,Ocular Surface Reconstruction surgeries ,Collagen crosslinking (C3R)are done here.Management of corneosceral injuries and chemical and Thermal ocular burns are treated here as emergency procedure. This department treat Refractive errors with contact lenses, Phakic iol (ICL) surgeries.


What "could" make(s) patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Cornea patients need careful repetitive follow up. Doctors and other supporting staff take utmost care with empathy and humanity touch. They do follow up of non-reporting patients and recall the patients. Patients and as well as staff develop psychological bonding with each other.


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The aim of Cornea department is to eliminate corneal blindness. To achieve this Goal apart from treating the walk in patients, also screen the patients at outreach for corneal diseases and treat them at Base Hospital. This department offers Long term fellowship programme to budding ophthalmologists to aid in corneal blind elimination.


What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


In pediatric ophthalmology we have a pediatric ophthalmologist who have experience in the department since 9 years and 1 fellow who is under training ,1 experienced orthoptist who is trained to check vision in pre verbal children (<3 years) and verbal children. And having an experienced counselor.


What makes patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Since our expertise and community activities are reaching more children with committed and dedicated services.


How do you relate your values to the services provided ?


Our quality services provided by Pediatric ophthalmologist are focused towards serving children in the most interactive way, coupled with the core values of treating the poor and needy alike.


What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


Sankar Foundation has an Orbit and Occuloplasty department, most of the procedures and surgeries are performed at an affordable cost.


What "could" make(s) patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Very few eye hospitals have a separate Orbit and Occuloplasty department, Sankar Foundation is one of them. Here each and every patient is taken care of by the doctor, nurse and counselor.


How do you relate your values to the services provided ?


We at Sankar Foundation provide services to the patient maintaining standards of treatment which are affordable and cost effective.


What gives Sankar foundation an additional edge over other eye hospitals in terms of treatment methods ?


Focused specialty department with more than 15 years' of commitment to excellence in terms of clinical & surgical care with support to academics, research and innovation in Glaucoma services.


What "could" make(s) patients prefer Sankar foundation above other hospitals, in terms of concern, affection, & extra care ?


Complete Glaucoma care from risk factor based identification to long term follow up care of confirmed cases available under one roof. All widely accepted investigative technology and surgical approaches available at our hospital for best possible preservation of vision in Glaucoma.


How do you relate your values to the services provided ?


Our services are based on ethical, evidence based patient centric approach with incorporation of innovative techniques to enhance clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.


    India
  • Blindness has been recognized as an important public health problem in India
  • 0f the 37 million blind across the world 15 million live in India
  • 90% of the blindness in prevalent in the age-group of 50+
  • 75% of the blindness is avoidable
  • Prevalence is high in rural and tribal areas

    Andhra Pradesh
  • Coastal districts of AP is influxed with high prevalence of eye problems.
  • Women have high prevalence due to social neglect and access issues.
  • Major reach out program is implemented by Sankar Foundation, Visakhapatnam
  • Annually 12,000 surgeries are performed to rural and tribal population

In spite of the progress made in surgical techniques in many countries during the last ten years, cataract remains the leading cause of visual impairment in all areas of the world.

Other main causes of visual impairment are:

  • Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
  • Corneal Opacities
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Childhood Blindness

The definition of Blindness under the National Programme for Control of Blindnes (NPCB) is hereby modified in line with WHO Definition : "Presenting distance visually acuity less then 3/60(20/400) in the better eye and limitation of field of vision to be less than 10 degrees from center of fixation ".
Training of Eye Surgeons and List Of Training Institutes recognised by 'National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment'. http://npcb.nic.in/writereaddata/mainlinkfile/File157.xls