Sandhya eye hospitals founded by M N Raju and Mrs Indira was established in Cherukupalli in the year 1984. For over 30 years, it served people in Vijayawada and later expanded to Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram. And has been delivering professional eye care with world class excellence. Mr. M.N. Raju, a famous Opthamalogist by himself laid the foundation for Sandhya eye hospitals in Vijayawada, with a vision to serve people with utmost care and attention. Since then we have been serving people quality eye care at affordable prices. We gained decades of experience in providing eye care with world class infrastructure complementing our ophthalmologists’ team. Winning the hearts of people in Vijayawada, we extend our experience and excellence to people in Vizag, North Coastal Andhra. Here again we share the same vision and core values – providing minimally invasive eye surgeries and genuine eye care at affordable prices.
Established in 1986, Sandhya Eye Hospitals was started with the aim to provide affordable world class eye care for the people of Vijayawada. Over the years, Sandhya has gained the reputation of being a patient friendly and philanthropic eye care centre, carrying forward an unparalleled legacy and unrivaled excellence in eye care.
Sandhya Eye Hospitals is equipped with state of the art international standard equipment, highly qualified and experienced ophthalmologists and high operational success rate. Sandhya Eye Hospitals also believes in giving back to the society. Sandhya Eye Hospitals is equipped with an exclusive CSR wing that takes care of less privileged patients by providing them free treatment.
To lead as an eye care team by exceeding patient expectations through the advancement of quality medical services, thus delivering better results.Mission :
Caring : We Do The Kind Thing
Safety : We Do The Safe Thing
Excellence : We Do The Best Thing
Integrity : We Do The Right Thing
Trust : We Do The Honest Thing
Activities done under the CSR activity of Sandhya Eye Hospitals
Undergoing Periodic eye and vision examinations are an important part of preventive health care. Many eye and vision problems show no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware of the eye problems and are completely taken by surprise when diagnosed in these eye examinations. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss.
Patient history helps to determine any symptoms the individual is experiencing, comprehensive eye and vision examination helps investigate the patient’s past eye health extensively and helps in bringing out medically useful insights.
Abnormal results during comprehensive eye and vision examination may indicate the following conditions
Who wouldn't want “Freedom from Glasses”? With the existing medical advances in eye care one can choose to have perfect eye sight without ever having to use glasses. Refractive surgery can be employed to correct refractive errors such as Myopia (near sightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), Astigmatism or Presbyopia. This surgical procedure is used to reshape the corneal curvature (the clear dome-shaped curve of eye lens). LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) surgery is the most widely performed of refractive surgeries. Besides LASIK, ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) is one other surgery employed to correct refractive errors. ICL is suggested for patients who are not suitable for LASIK surgery.Why Would You Be Interested In LASIK?
Cataract is a condition in which clouding of the lens occurs, which results in diminished eye sight. In normal individuals light enters the eye through the lens, the amount of light entering the eye is controlled by ‘Pupil’. Eventually, light then falls on the retina which is rich with blood vessels and nerves that send visual signals to the brain.
A cloudy formation in the eye lens in is thus a very discomforting situation hugely impairing the vision.Services offered
Following are the cataract removal services available at Sandhya Eye Hospitals
Phacoemulsification : Phacoemulsification is a surgical procedure in which cataract in the eye is emulsified with an ultrasound hand piece. This surgical method requires a very small incision and doesn’t require any stitches. After removal of the bits and pieces of cataract from the extant lens a new lens is then inserted into the eye. This procedure facilitates faster healing of the patient immensely and the patients can perform their normal work soon after the surgery.
Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) : This is one of the fastest of cataract removal surgeries that can be undertaken at high volume and low cost. As the name suggests in this procedure cataract is removed manually after making a small incision in the eye. The small incision then heals quickly enabling patients to perform their daily chores.
Extracapsular Extraction : Extracapsular extraction is a surgical procedure in which the lens of the eye is removed through a large incision. Later an artificial Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) is implanted and the incision is then closed with stitches. Healing process after extracapsular extraction is longer and this procedure is performed only in cases where the cataract is advanced.Choice of lenses while cataract surgery
The following types of lenses can be implanted after cataract surgeries through a 1.8 to 2.8 mm openingAberration-Free/Aspheric IOLs
This category of Intra-ocular lens provides good quality vision to the patient after implantation in terms of greater contrast sensitivity and quality night vision. Besides, these lenses also filter out harmful UV/Blue light which are harmful to the retina.Toric IOLs
These lenses after implantation correct astigmatism thereby helping the patient to avoid glasses for normal vision.Multifocal IOLs
These IOLs provide clear vision for all distances therefore patients who had multifocal IOL implants need not wear glasses. At times, patients may experience glare during nights with multifocal IOL implants but gradually the vision adapts to these lenses.Accommodating IOLs
These IOLs have flexible hinges which help to change focus depending on the distance of the object, thus avoiding the necessity of glasses for the patients.
Retina is a transparent layer of tissue at the back of the eye. Retina is richly supplied with blood vessels and tissue. Light entering into the eye passing the cornea and the pupil finally falls on the Retina. Eventually nerves present in the retina send impulses to brain where the image is analyzed.What are the parts of Retina?
Retina has the following parts
Macula (central retina) – analyzing fine details, reading and color vision
Peripheral Retina – useful for night visionWhat are the symptoms of retinal disease?
Retina services offered at Sandhya Eye Hospitals include,
Glaucoma is a condition of eye resulting in degeneration of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is also characterized by increased Intraocular Pressure (IOP).
Optic nerve present in the retina is crucial for proper for vision, and if left untreated Glaucoma can cause gradual loss of eye sight. Having a family history of glaucoma or being a diabetic puts an individual at more risk to glaucoma.
Glaucoma develops over a period of time, often without any recognizable symptoms or discomfort. Glaucoma though not preventable or curable the damage to the optic nerve can be reduced by early diagnosis and medical intervention.Glaucoma Symptoms
Glaucoma can be treated with medication or by surgery; occasionally requiring both.
Treatments for glaucoma mainly work by draining out the excess fluid from eye or resulting in secretion of less fluid from the eye.
Following are the services available at Sandhya Eye Hospitals to treat Glaucoma
Sandhya Eye Hospitals has decades of experience in pediatric eye care servicesWhy should a child consult an eye doctor?
Anytime is good to bring a child for consultation while exigencies. But if one plans for a usual check-up, one can plan the consultation as follows,
Oculoplasty involves the plastic surgery procedures concerned with the orbit of the eye, eye lids, tear ducts and the face.Services offered
Cornea is the transparent, dome shaped part that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber of the eye. Cornea is a powerful refracting surface providing 2/3 of the eye’s focusing power.
As there are no blood vessels in the cornea it is normally clear and has a shiny surface. Cornea is extremely sensitive – there are more nerve endings in the cornea than anywhere else in the body.Services offered
Charity has always been one of the major agendas of Sandhya Eye Hospitals since its inception. Under the illustrious leadership of Dr. MN Raju, Sandhya Eye Hospitals has been helping the less fortunate with free consultations and surgeries.
Helping hands behind the excellence.
The hospital has also been helping Activities done under the CSR activity of Sandhya Eye Hospitals.
Inexpensive ophthalmologists with their infrastructure and equipment. It is only at Sandhya Eye Hospitals that any ophthalmologist can get their patient and gain access to world class eye care equipment.
Dr. MN Raju
Dr. MN Raju is an experienced Eye Surgeon, with over 30 years of practice in the field of Ophthalmology. He is attached to Sandhya Hitech Vision Care Centre in Vijayawada, and also visits the Sandhya Eye Hospital branches in Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry. He is credited with several "firsts" in Andhra Pradesh, having been the first to introduce a computerised refractive unit, and also pioneering phacoemulsification, YAG laser, LASIK, foldable IOLs, and bladeless Femto-LASIK in the state.
Dr. MN Raju has undergone practical training in modern cataract surgery, refractive surgery, theatre stabilisation, counselling of patients, and management of complications in cataract surgery. He trained at Aravind Eye Hospital (Madurai), LV Prasad Eye Institute, and Singapore National Eye Centre. He is a recipient of the Vijayaratna Award for excellent service in community ophthalmology.
Dr. Raju has trained over 100 ophthalmologists in modern cataract surgery. He has been instrumental in the set-up of six comprehensive ophthalmic centres in Andhra Pradesh, including two LASIK Centres in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. Dr. Raju oversees a team of 16 ophthalmologists and 64 qualified technical support staff.
Dr Shaski Kapoor
Dr Shaski Kapoor has a trusted base of patients who have received treatment from him and are willing to share their positive experience and highly recommend Dr Kapoor. He is a seasoned professional who has honed his skills through sustained levels of training. He has held senior roles in reputed eye institutions in Mumbai and brings in years of experience to any ophthalmic consultation and procedure.
One of the Mumbai’s most highly trained Lasik surgeons, Dr. Kapoor began his distinguished career at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, where he completed his corneal training and then went on to pioneer the use of excimer laser (Lasik) in India in 1991. He has been at the forefront of teaching and conducted over 30 live surgical workshops all over the country. He was among the earliest to use Phacoemulsification for removal of cataracts. He has edited many books as well as contributed chapters to many medical books and periodicals. He has been executive editor of Ophthalmology Times, USA (Indian edition) as well as held office at various positions in Bombay Ophthalmologists Association and Indian Ophthalmologists Society. He has served as President of Indian Intra ocular Implant and Refractive Society.
Dr Shashi Kapoor’s private practice in Mumbai is just one of the many facets of his personality. He is also a Professor at Grant medical college and JJ Group of hospitals, Mumbai. He heads the Lasik department and is performing the largest number of Lasik surgeries in Maharashtra, at an average of 200 each day. Many students have trained under his expert guidance and have gone on to become successful eye doctors. That kind of hands-on experience is rare to find, although there are many doctors in this highly competitive Ophthalmic field.
Dr. CH. Srinivas Rao, M.B.B.S., M.S.,
Glaucoma fellowship at arvind eye hospital madurai.
Worked as consultant at eye foundation coimbatore, Vasan eye care vizag, Workéd as asst prof at shanthi ram medical college nandyal.
Present working as glaucoma consultant at sandhya eye hospital vizag.
Dr. VVL Narsimha Rao
Dr. VVL Narsimha Rao is a well-known Ophthalmologist from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh with Comprehensive Ophthalmology as an area of specialisation. He is currently working as Professor in Andhra Medical College and Superintendent at Government Regional Eye Hospital in Visakhapatnam.
Dr. VVL Narasimha Rao has undergone Phaco training at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in 2004. He is playing an important role at APOS- Vizag where he is a member of its Management Committee.
He is also available for his expert advice at Sandhya Eye Hospitals.
Dr M Subramanyam
Dr. M. Subrahmanyam, one of the senior most surgeons in India. He is the present President of Oculoplastic Association of India. Dr.M. Subrahmanyam has more than 25 years of experience in orbital and ophthalmic plastic services, has established this department at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital and Regional Institute of ophthalmology, Hyderabad and performed several thousand surgeries and started long terrm fellowship traing program. He is the first Indian to write a book on orbital Diseases.