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Aravind Eye Care System Salem

We could never look at what is happening around and could not even enjoy our life if we cannot see. Eye care is very critical for all of us. In 1976, Dr. Venkataswamy took initiative to set up GOVEL Trust and under the control of this trust, Aravind Eye Care Systems were established. With his experience of Indian Army, then as a faculty in Madurai Medical College, many innovative eye camps and programs, rehabilitation centers were organized under his supervision to combat the problem of blindness in India.

Aravind Eye Care System, Salem

About Aravind Eye Care System Salem:

Aravind Eye Care System Salem got opened in 2011, 27th November. The hospital has been built with an intention to offer comprehensive eye-care system to more than three million people residing in and around Salem who earlier needed to approach the other Aravind Eye Care Systems located at Coimbatore, Madurai and Pondicherry. This eye hospital in Salem is located at a prime location over an area of 42,000 square feet having all types of modern equipments and instruments for eye checking, eye problem diagnosis and treatment. Well equipped operation theaters are there and qualified, experienced and dedicated specialized doctors, support and administrative staffs make this eye care hospital one of the best in and around Salem.

Equipments at the Aravind Eye Care System

Aravind Eye Care System, Salem has not only helped thousands of patients to gain back their vision and get rid of different types of eye problems but any kind of preventive eye care is also taken at this hospital.

Services offered at Aravind Eye Care System:

Aravind Eye Care Systems houses many specialty clinics which are as follows:

Retina & Vitreous:

Various diagnostic facilities are Optical Coherence Tomography, Fluorescent Angiography, Ultra Sonography, and Electretinogram. Laser treatments for retinal holes, retinal vascular disease; photodynamic therapy, and Transpupillary Thermotherapy are also offered.

Cataract Clinic:

Being the leading cause of bilateral blindness in our country, all types of diagnostic and treatment facilities for cataract is offered at Aravind Eye Care System. With specialized surgeons and support staffs and along with the use of high-tech equipments and latest procedures, regular cataract surgeries as well as the complex ones get performed here at affordable cost.

Children’s Eye Care Clinic:

All types of eye care services are offered to children below 16 years at this hospital. The common childhood diseases like refractive errors, congenital cataract, genetic problems, congenital glaucoma, strabismus etc are diagnosed and treated effectively at affordable cost by the best medical persons at this hospital.

Glaucoma Clinic:

Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma is possible here. Congenital glaucoma, which is a rare disease, gets treated here with the help of specialized doctors, hi-tech equipments and modern procedures.

Support Services offered at Aravind Eye Care System:

Successful diagnosis, surgeries and other services are provided by Aravind Eye Care Systems with the help of comprehensive support services they have. These services are:

Ocular Microbiology Laboratory:

Helps in diagnosing various infectious diseases of eyes caused by fungi, bacteria and other parasites. Monitoring and control of infections with high standard equipments and practices.

Patient counseling Services:

These counseling services help in reducing stress and mental agony of the patients and help them to get better treatments.

Radiology Department:

High standard equipments are used to get X-rays of eyes and other parts of body if required.

Biochemistry Lab:

It is an important part for providing best patient care and management. All types of basic tests are performed by the specialized people using best equipments and the latest techniques.

Medical Records:

Complete and accurate patient information can be obtained at any point of time as this department is managed by well trained and experienced staff members.

Community Outreach of Aravind Eye Care System:

Aravind Eye Care System aims at providing eye care services to all the people at their doorsteps. Various camps are organized where thousands people are offered eye care facilities.

Community Outreach of Aravind Eye Care System, Salem

The various screening programs and eye care facilities offered are:
  • Diagnostic eye camps
  • Workplace eye screening camps
  • Diabetic Retinopathy screening camps
  • Pediatric eye screening camps
  • School children screening camps
  • Community eye clinics
  • Vision centers

Aurolab in Salem:

Aurolab is one of its kinds manufacturing unit of Aravind Eye Care System that provides best quality ophthalmic consumables like intraocular lenses and various other items like sutures, blades, other ophthalmic instruments, eye drops etc. Aurolab was started in 1992. Apart from providing these products to various parts of India, items are also exported to about 120 countries especially to the developing countries. 
Website for Aurolab- www.aurolab.com

Eye Banks of Aravind Eye Care System:

Aravind Eye BankThere is always a huge requirement for corneas to perform eye surgeries so that people could get back their sight. The requirement is about 1 lakh corneas in a year. Aravind Eye Bank has been established in 1998 in Madurai but now eye banks are established in all the Aravind Eye Care Systems in India. Every year about 4000 eyes get procured and more than 1400 cornea transplants are done successfully. Those eye balls that could not be used for transplant are used for research and other development purpose. Public Awareness camps and programs on eye donation and others are arranged on regular basis.
The various accreditation and recognition of “Rotary Aravind International Eye Bank” are:
  • It is a member of EBAI (Eye Bank Association of India)
  • It is registered under HOTA (Human Organ Transplantation Act), 1994
  • It has accreditation of IFETB (International Federation for Eye and Tissue Banking), Baltimore

Contact Aravind Eye Hosptial Salem:

Address of Aravind Eye Care System
Number 64
Sankagiri Main Road
Opposite Kaliamman Kovil ,
Salem - 636002
Phone No.: 0427 335 6100 / 0948 665 1100 / 09486 681 100
Fax: 0427 335 6199
Email Id: salem.patientcare@aravaind.org

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