Aravind Eye Hospital - Madurai

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Opened in 1976, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai is the first Aravind centre and the headquarters of Aravind Eye Care System.  Started with just 11 beds, the hospital has grown to accommodate 330 paying patients and 920 free patients. The hospital receives patients from all over the country and also from other nations like Nigeria, Srilanka, Sultanate of Oman, Maldives and even USA. The hospital is an accredited teaching institution and has also received the entry level certification by NABH.

In the year ending March 2021, Aravind-Madurai handled around 788,104 outpatient visits and performed 91,182 surgeries.

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Base Hospital

Aravind Eye Hospital - Madurai
7:30 am to 6:00 pm (Registration closes by 5 pm) : All days except Sunday
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India
For patient enquiries: (0452) 435 6105
For official enquiries: (0452) 435 6100

Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Community Eye Clinics

Aravind Eye Hospital - City Centre
9.00 am - 7.00 pm : All days except Friday
135, Palace Road, Madurai - 625 001, Tamil Nadu, India
(0452) 4231002
Aravind Eye Hospital - Tirumangalam
9.00 am - 5.00 pm : All days except Sunday
Behind Bus Stand, Chinnamani Street, Thirumangalam - 625 706, Tamil Nadu, India
(04549) 280230
Aravind Eye Hospital - Melur
9.00 am - 5.00 pm : All days except Sunday
420F, Alagarkovil Road, Opp. Baskaran Hospital, Melur - 625 106, Tamil Nadu, India
(0452) 4210595

Chief Medical Officer

Medical Consultants
Medical Consultants
Dr. Gunja Chowdhury, DO, DNB
Medical Consultants

Vision centres are small, permanent facilities that provide eye care services to remote and rural communities. Manned by ophthalmic technicians, these telemedicine-assisted centres allow patients in rural areas to consult ophthalmologists at the base hospital, thus eliminating the need for patients to travel to hospital (unless more advanced treatment is needed).

Vision centres managed by Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai:

Residency Programmes:

Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology

Long Term Fellowship Programmes:

Fellowship in Anterior Segment / Intraocular Lens Surgery

Fellowship in Cornea

Fellowship in Glaucoma

Fellowship in Orbit& Oculoplasty

Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Fellowship in Retina Vitreous

Fellowship in Uvea

Short Term Fellowship Programmes:

Short Term Fellowship in Orbit & Oculoplasty (Only For International Candidates)

Short Term Course – For Opthalmolgists:

Certificate Course on Instrument Maintenance for Ophthalmologists

Clinical Observership Program in Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma

Private: Lasers in Diabetic Retinopathy

Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Paediatric Retinal Disorders

Orientation to Paediatric Ocular Anesthesia for Anaesthetist


Short term course in Neuro Ophthalmology

Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Vitrectomy (Virtual)

Short Term Course – For Paramedics:

Certificate course in Fundus Fluorescein Angiography and Ultrasonography

Certificate course in Optical Dispensing

Training for Ocularist

Training for Orthoptist

Training in OT Techniques

Training in Refraction Techniques

Vision Centre Technicians

Short Term Course – For Technicians:

Online Course on Maintenance of Ophthalmic Instruments and Equipment

Training in Eye Bank Counselling

Training in Eye Bank Management

Training in Eye Bank Techniques

Short Term Course – For Managers & Leaders:

Community Outreach and Social Marketing of Eye Care Services

Eye Hospital Management

Eyexcel – Excellence in Eye Care Training

Management Priorities in Eye Care Delivery

Management Training and Systems Development for Hospital Administrators / Managers

Management Training for Eye Care Programme Managers

Online Course on Project Management for Eye Care