Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital

Chennai, India

Chennai, India

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Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital was founded in 1957 in the city of Chennai, India, and has a network of 67 eye hospitals across domestic and international locations.

The Chennai branch is the flagship hospital of the group. With 10 operating theaters, the Chennai branch treats 10,500 inpatients and 72,000 outpatients annually. It utilizes innovative surgical and biomedical techniques such as Micro Phakonit, Glued IOL, and IOL Scaffold.

Its services include free WiFi, a pharmacy, and airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off. The hospital can book local excursions on behalf of the patient.


The main hospital is 17 km from Chennai International Airport and is accessible via taxi or a hospital-organized airport transfer.

Chennai is well-known for its colonial buildings and temples, including the famous Kapaleeshwar Temple, which was built in the seventh century. The temple is 2.5 km from the main Dr. Agarwal hospital.

Patients also often choose to visit Marina Beach (4 km from the main hospital), which hosts a number of attractions including a lighthouse, memorials, statues, walkways, and gardens. Its famous lighthouse features a viewing platform for visitors on the ninth floor, with panoramic views over the Bay of Bengal.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Tamil


Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Private rooms for patients available
Mobility accessible rooms
Online doctor consultation
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Car hire
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Visa / Travel office


13 procedures in Ophthalmology


(13 procedures)

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

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Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

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See 2 types of Cataract Surgery:
Cataract Surgery with Monofocal Lens Implant
$ 1,200 - $ 1,550
Cataract Surgery with Multifocal Lens Implant
$ 2,400 - $ 3,100

Chalazion Treatment

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More about available treatments at Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital

The hospital offers a wide range of ophthalmology treatments: robotic cataract, corneal transplants, laser vision correction, treatment for retinal problems, oculoplasty, as well as pedriatric, neuro, and cosmetic ophthalmology. It is one of the few hospitals in India to have a Zeiss ReLEx SMILE machine for vision correction.

Its innovative techniques include the glued IOL (intraocular lens) surgery developed by Dr. Agarwal himself. Glued IOL is for patients with complicated lens problems; it implants specialized IOLs in eyes when a standard IOL cannot be implanted.

Other procedures performed include DMEK, Boston KPro, and PDEK, a modern form of eye transplant with fast healing times and only rare occurrences of graft rejection.



The team at the Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital is led by Professor Dr. Amar Agarwal himself, inventor of Glued IOL, IOL Scaffold, and the PDEK corneal transplant surgery techniques. He has won a number of awards during his career in eye surgery, including the Best Doctor Award awarded by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, the Kelman Award and the Barraquer Award.

There is also a dedicated team available, named “Global Patient Connect”, to assist all patients and to ensure patients have a pleasant stay at the hospital. The team can assist with patient treatment and travel plans, visa and document filing, accommodation, and dietary requests. Staff at the hospital speak English, Hindi, and Tamil, with interpreter services on offer upon request.

(Late) Dr. Jaiveer Agarwal

  • Founder
  • Awarded the Padma Bhushan civilian award for service to India

Dr. Amar Agarwal

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Invented the glued IOL, IOL Scaffold, and PDEK surgical techniques
  • Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital
  • Recipient of the Best Doctor Award from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state in 2014
  • Former President of the International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) and and Chairman of the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI)

Dr. Ashvin Agarwal

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in treatment of the cornea and cataract

Dr. Soundari S.

  • Specializes in general ophthalmology

Dr. Soosan Jacob

-Specializes in ophthalmology - Particular expertise in treatment of the cornea and refractive surgery - Invented the PEARL technique for correction of presbyopia

Dr. Atul Dhawan

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in vitreo-retinal surgery

Dr Ramya S

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in treatment of the cornea and in refractive surgery

Dr. Manjula

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in pediatrics

Dr. Akruti Desai

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in oculoplasty and cosmetic ophthalmology

Dr. Vijay Anand

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Particular expertise in glaucoma


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