Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Chennai


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.

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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, Translators can be arranged for other Languages


Airport pickup

Hotel booking

Free Wifi

Phone in the room

TV in the room

Private rooms for patients available


Mobility accessible rooms

Online doctor consultation

Interpreter services

Car hire

Local tourism options

Visa / Travel office


Ophthalmology 6 procedures

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

Amniotic Membrane can function as a temporary graft or a basement membrane substitute in the eye. The membrane has growth factors that promote wound healing. Also, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring effects. AM has two functions, i.e., as a surgical graft and as a biological bandage. AMT is used in ophthalmology to reconstruct the conjunctiva and the cornea after scaring due to disease, acute burns, and corneal persistent epithelial defects.

Cataract Surgery

This is a procedure where the lens in one’s eye that has become cloudy (cataract) is removed and replaced with an artificial Len (called IOL or intraocular Len). Cataract is a condition that leads to loss of vision by clouding of one’s natural eye Len that lies behind the pupil and iris. It is performed by an ophthalmologist.

Chalazion Treatment

A Chalazion is a painless benign nodule or bulge in the lower or upper eyelids. Conservatively, it is managed by lid hygiene and warm compress. Medically, topical or intralesional steroids can be used to minimize inflammation. This can cause regression of the lesion in few weeks. An ophthalmologist best performs surgery to remove the lesion.

Eyelid Surgery

It is also known as blepharoplasty. It’s a surgical procedure meant to improve the appearance of one's eyelids. It can be performed on the lower lid, upper lids or both. It’s performed by plastic surgeons and helps correct deformities, disfigurations, and defects of the eyelids. It’s used to treat sagging or loose skin that creates a fold and disturb natural contour of the eye, remove fatty deposits that make ones eye puffy, remove bags below the eye, correct drooping lower lid and remove fine wrinkles and excess skins in lower lids.

Cornea Transplant

This is corneal grafting. It is a surgical procedure where a person’s diseased or damaged cornea is replaced by a corneal tissue that is donated.

Lasik Surgery for both eyes

LASIK is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism.


Specialists working with Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Chennai

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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