1 ECHO clinic running across Ophthalmology, Corneal Ulcers
L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive eye care institution committed to delivering high-quality treatment and care for patients, embracing all socio-economic backgrounds. A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, the Institute offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement and rehabilitation services and high-impact rural eye health programs. They are dedicated to achieving excellence across our eye health verticals - clinical services, education, research, rehabilitation and sight enhancement services, eye bank and rural community outreach.
LVPEI focuses on economically disadvantaged groups in rural and urban geographies and extends its services to them through its network of satellite clinics and rural affiliates. The LVPEI network comprises a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Hyderabad, 3 tertiary centres in Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, 16 secondary and 146 primary care centres that cover the remotest rural areas in the four states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka.
Through three decades since its existence, LVPEI has served over 21.3 million patients, with more than half the number of patients receiving services free of cost, regardless of the service complexity.
The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute (TKCI) based at the LV Prasad Eye Institute successfully launched a teleECHO clinic of Corneal Ulcers in February 2017 with an aim to deliver high quality cornea care in different parts of the world especially SE Asia and Africa by connecting with partner hospitals and LV Prasad secondary centre hospitals.
An average of 20-25 national and international cornea specialists and general Ophthalmologists participate in the teleECHO clinics on a regular basis. Almost 12-15 cornea specialists and fellows from LV Prasad Eye Hospital attend this program. The teleECHO clinic is a weekly clinic on various corneal diseases, surgeries and patient management. In the second phase TKCI aims to connect with medical colleges and private cornea practitioners so that patients can avail quality treatment locally.