Surgeries

1,272,111
free eye surgeries performed and counting..

Testimonial

“I write to thank you for inviting me to participate in the celebration at the House of Commons of the Sankara Eye Care Institutes' singular achievement of one million free cataract surgeries. It is a measure of the commitment of all personnel who take part in the process, whether administrative, supportive, medical or nursing that this has been achieved. The aspiration to provide exemplary patient care in all 20 States in India based on the model in Coimbatore is outstanding and maybe one day this expertise can be used in other countries where cataract blindness is so prevalent. I therefore offer my sincere congratulations to all in SECI and look forward to your completing another million free surgeries.”
Malcolm G Kerr
Consultant Ophthalmologist
History

Sankara Eye Foundation Europe was born out of the drive of a handful of individuals based in London in 2005. The key shared vision is to support the excellent work being done by Sankara Eye Care Institutions (SECI) in India by harnessing support in the form of gift and donations to set up new eye hospitals in India as well as contribute to the ongoing running of existing ones.

All work in the UK is entirely done by non-paid local volunteers who donate their time for the larger cause. So, you can be assured that any surplus from monetary contributions that you make goes directly to SECI in India who maximise the benefit out of the same through quality eye care for the needy.

SECI currently receives on an average a pair of eyes daily and has performed over 600,000 surgeries so far. Presently around 500 free eye surgeries are being performed every day. The eye banks at SECI, Coimbatore, India, is recognised as a model eye bank by the Government of India.


Objectives

Sankara Eye Foundation Europe's primary objective is to provide relief to patients of Sankara Eye Hospitals in India, primarily through screening and detection of eye illnesses, advice and support for patients, their families and carers. Read More

Hospitals

Having established Sankara Eye Hospitals in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union territory Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the next replications are scheduled to take place in Punjab , UP and Rajasthan. Read More

History

Sankara Eye Foundation Europe was born out of the drive of a handful of individuals based in London in 2005. The key shared vision is to support the excellent work being done by Sankara Eye Care Read More

Milestones

Sankara has played an important role in community eye care over the past 2 decades. Milestones in the growth of the institution are given below. Read More