L V Prasad Eye Institute is a topnotch eye hospital, research and training centre located in Hyderabad, India. Its objective is to offer outstanding and equitable eye care to all in a caring and sympathetic manner. The Institute’s six zones of focus are all-inclusive patient care, sight augmentation and low vision rehabilitation, community eye health, clinical research, education and training programmes and product development.


L V Prasad Eye Institute is a comprehensive eye health facility positioned in Hyderabad, India. Instituted in October 1986 by a renowned ophthalmologist Dr Gullapalli N Rao, the Institute has grown into a first-rate organization, with six main capacities of focus: comprehensive patient care, clinical research, sight enhancement and rehabilitation, community eye health, education, and product development.

From the commencement, our emphasis has been on extending reasonable and efficient eye care to the unfortunate. The Institute’s charter aims at offering 50 percent of its surgical services free of cost to the economically underprivileged. In teamwork with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), we have designed and implemented many innovative community eye health programs. Each day, 200 individuals who cannot afford eye care, get care from some of the finest eye health specialists, while hundreds more profit from LVPEI’s rural affiliates and satellite clinics in urban slums. The cornerstone of progress in medical science is research and LVPEI collaborates with premier institutions internationally in this region. Our research program takes pride in putting leading-edge technology, like stem cell transplantation, to clinical application. We have also developed pioneering applications of lasers to treat corneal and retinal diseases, while evolving unconventional methodologies to glaucoma treatment and conducting forefront research into the molecular hereditary basis of eye diseases.

Important milestones

1996 First exclusive Children’s Eye Care Centre in the developing world.

1999 Exclusive facility for supporters; Retinopathy of prematurity screening in neo-natal units.

2000 Ocular Oncology Service; Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry at Kismatpur Campus outside Hyderabad.

2001 Photo-dynamic Therapy for Age-related Macular Degeneration; WHO – IAPB program for Pediatric Ophthalmology training.

2002 Clinical realisation of the stem cell research; Ocular Prosthesis Service.

2003 Started the Children’s Eye Cancer Centre; LVPEI’s approach to sustainable eye care in developing countries adopted as a model by WHO 2004 Recognized as an advanced tertiary care centre operating at all levels of eye health care – primary,

secondary, tertiary. Clinical Care Services.

LVPEI offers treatment and management of all eye illnesses under numerous subspecialties, while also offering a comprehensive array of services via specialized clinics. We have an elite clinic for visually impaired kids, including newborns and babies and a full-sized oncology service. All our clinical services work meticulously with the research departments so that practice keeps pace with the newest scientific knowledge. We take pride in putting forward-looking technology, like stem cell transplantation, to clinical application. We have developed pioneering applications of lasers to treat corneal and retinal diseases, evolved unconventional methodologies to glaucoma treatment and conducted frontline research into the molecular genetic basis of eye diseases. The hospital is completely self-sufficient – all vital diagnostics can be conducted in-house. A biomedical team makes sure that the equipment is kept in impeccable working order all the time.

Facilities available for

Children’s Eye Care

Cornea and Anterior Segment



Contact Lens


Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit and Ocular Oncology


Strabismus (Squint) & Neuro Ophthalmology


LVPEI’s International Appeal

L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is tantamount with quality eye care in India and across the globe. To a remarkable extent, this is because of a unique combination of world-class medical talent, contemporary medical equipment, commendable patient care services and the superb ambience of the Institute. As per one Harvard health management scholar, “LVPEI symbolizes excellence, efficiency and equity”. Certainly, this is the only eye Institute in the world that offers the most all-inclusive coverage of all eye care services. LVPEI’s partnerships with Bausch and Lomb, Carl-Zeiss and other frontline global corporations – merged with our consultants’ worldwide exposure and training – have empowered us to offer our patients with leading-edge medical methods and technologies. Our formidable research continually feeds back into clinical application – making us a much adored research and training institute the world over. In fact, the Institute trains a substantial number of worldwide students each year. Nearly two decades of outstanding eye care service delivery has placed us on par with principal eye research institutes in the world. We offer the best of both worlds – high-end amenities at reasonable costs. Our clinical services cover the whole gamut of eye care from initial examination to treatment and management of complex glitches. Along with regular treatment and surgical processes, we also have proven proficiency in the highly sophisticated areas of:

Cataract surgery with phacoemulsification and IOL implantation,

Corneal transplantation,

Laser refractive surgery – LASIK, PRK, etc.,

Microsurgery of the retina and vitreous,

Photodynamic therapy for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD),

Diabetic retinopathy,

Glaucoma treatment,

Eye plastic surgery,

Tumors of eye and orbit,

Inflammatory disorder and infections of the eye, and Children’s eye complications – via a dedicated centre, which is the only one of its kind outside USA.