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Sankara Nethralaya a famous eye hospital in Chennai, Tamilnadu


Posted Date: 16-Oct-2011  Last Updated:   Category: General    
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Sankara Nethralaya is one of the prominent eye hospital in Chennai. The hospital is equipped with all modern computerized treatment as a multispeciality eye hospital in Tamilnadu. In this hospital all kinds of corneal transplant, cataract surgery and other kinds of laser surgery also available. The doctors are working around the clock in healing the patients. The hospital is located at the heart of the city near Egmore, annamalaipuram.



Sankara Nethralaya, Tamilnadu


Sankara Nethralaya, a well known and prominent hospital in Tamilnadu. It was established on 1978 since then it rendered services to the nation round the clock. It is the most famous hospital for Eye treatment in Tamilnadu. Large number of people from all over India and abroad visit this hospital for getting first class treatment related to Eye ailments. It is a multi specialty hospital equipped with all electronic medical equipments for getting technological surgical treatments. They provide quality service for the betterment of the patient visiting this hospital every day. Approximately around 1200-1500 patients visit this hospital on each day and the number may increase to many folds in the near future. So keeping the future problem of over crowd at the main campus, the hospital authority is opening more number of branch hospital in various places like Bangalore, kolkata, guindy, Annamalaipuram etc. These branches have many varied treatment in connection with the main campus of Sankara Nethralaya, Nugambakkam, Chennai. The hospital was awarded with ISO 9002 which was the first of its kind conferred to any Eye hospital in Asia.

The hospital has an eye bank which is working from morning to evening for collecting eye from the deceased body on request. The corneal surgical operations are undertaken in large numbers. Apart from corneal surgery, cataract surgical operations are also carried out at sankara nethralaya, Chennai. For any kind of emergencies and information regarding the donation of eye you may contact at the following address

S.V.G.Subramanian
Deputy Manager - Eye Bank, Sankara Nethralaya,
18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006,
PH: 044 28281919 , 044 42271830, 044 28226694.
e-mail: svgs@snmail.org

Location of Sankara Nethralaya, Tamilnadu


This hospital is located at the heart of the city, Chennai, Tamilnadu. It is at a distance of 3km from Egmore, Chennai, Just 5km from the Central Railway station, Chennai and 8 Km from the Koyamedu bus terminus, Chennai. Hence, it is accessible from all these terminus. So, people find this hospital at a comfort distance. Here they have parking facilities, Lift facilities, ATM facilities, Courier facilities and nearby hotels and lodges etc. One can reach this hospital by auto-rickshaw or by town bus. There are many call taxi centres are also working around the clock near the Central Railway station, Chennai, Koyamedu bus stand or Egmore Railway station.

The address as follows
Sankara Nethralaya (Main Campus)
No. 18, College Road, Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu , India.
Ph No: 91-044-28271616 (12 lines)
Fax No: 91-044-28254180
e-mail id : mrf@snmail.org, information@snmail.org

Common eye ailment and its treatment available at sankara nethralaya


Loss of Vision: Fast decrease in the vision may be called as loss of vision. If this problem is not rectified at a right time than it may lead to permanent vision loss. There are appropriate treatment available at sankara nethralaya. So, don't worry they have solution for all eye problems.

Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the silent killer of vision. No pain or any problem occur in the eye but slowly and slowly it starts loosing vision and finally the eye become useless. The symptom of Glaucoma is while looking over the burning bulb a circular rainbow colour appears in such situation it may be glaucoma. Soon the matter should be conveyed to eye specialists for getting proper early treatment to overcome from the further loss of vision.

Timing of the sankara nethralaya, Chennai Tamilnadu


The outpatient department is under functioning for all days except Sundays and other holidays. One eye clinic is also functioning from 5.00pm to 8.00pm on all days except sundays and other holidays. Emergency unit is functioning around the clock and the officials on duty attend the emergency cases as on priority basis.

Sankara Nethralaya eye hospital in Chennai is one of the most famous hospitals in Tamilnadu. Patients are visiting the hospital not only from India but abroad too. Patients betterment is the only motto of his hospital. This is purely a non-profitable organization. Many cataract surgeries were done to poor people in free of cost.
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