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Sankara Nethralaya Hospital, Chennai, was established in the year 1978 as a not-for-profit missionary institute for ophthalmic care. Over the years, the institute has not only gained a distinguished name for itself in healthcare, but also the advancement of progressive medical research. Its team of highly skilled experts and technicians diligently strives to accomplish its founding vision of providing free ophthalmic check-up and care to economically weaker sections of the society. As a result of this dedication and reputation, the institute enjoys the rush of both national patients and international ones, including from the US, UK, and Bangladesh.

The institute also believes in an amalgamation of scientific progress and ethical awareness. In the spirit of this sentiment, it establishoed CU Shah Eye Bank and the Department of Medical Sociology to promote motivation for the noble cause of eye donation.

Sankara Nethralaya has garnered various distinguished awards for its excellence in international patient care. It was awarded the ‘Best Medical Tourism Award’ for 2018 by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Corporation and the 'FICCI Medical Travel Value Award' for 2018 by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Owing to its premium healthcare services, it has achieved NABH accreditation and NABL accreditation for its laboratory services.

Team and Specialities

  1. Sankara Nethralaya employs around 1000 members.
  2. The clinic serves more than 1200 patients every day.
  3. The vast and dedicated team at the institute performs almost 100 surgeries every day.
  4. The clinic also houses a highly advanced division of Medical and Vision Research Foundation that focuses mainly on groundbreaking research and drug development, which could lead to accessible and affordable treatment.
  5. The clinic specializes in the performance of various tests for treatments, including glaucoma, retinal diseases, neuro-ophthalmology, corneal diseases, uveitis, and many more.


  1. Community Ophthalmology
  2. Refractive Surgery
  3. Neuro-Ophthalmology
  4. Ocular Oncology
  5. Oculoplasty and Orbit
  6. Pediatric Ophthalmology

Diseases treated in the clinic

  1. Cataract
  2. Cornea
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Uvea
  5. Vitreoretina


Specialty clinics

  1. Computer Vision Syndrome Clinic
  2. Contact lens Clinic
  3. Lasik Clinic
  4. Low  Vision Care Clinic
  5. Ocular Prosthetic Clinic
  6. Binocular Vision Clinic




  1. Sankara Nethralaya boasts a highly advanced 1000 bedded infrastructure equipped with cutting edge technology that offers not only treatment of ocular disorders but also pioneering breakthroughs.
  2. The institute houses various specialty clinics for LASIK, Ocular Prosthetic, Binocular Vision, etc., that are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
  3. The clinic provides therapeutic centers with global standard facilities that include phacoemulsification equipment, YAG laser, cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy, etc.
  4. The institute was at the forefront of electronic medical records with complete OPD details and procedures online.
  5. The institute also provides the innovative services of the Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine, which is at the vanguard of corneal stem cell research.


Sankara Nethralaya (Main Campus)
No. 41 (old 18), College Road,
Chennai 600 006, Tamil Nadu, India.


Comfort During Stay

    TV in room
    Private rooms
    Free Wifi
    Phone in Room
    Mobility accessible rooms
    Family accommodation
    Safe in the room
    Nursery / Nanny services
    Dry cleaning
    Personal assistance / Concierge
    Religious facilities
    Business centre services
    Dedicated smoking areas
    Special offer for group stays
    Parking available

Money Matters

    Health insurance coordination
    Medical travel insurance
    Foreign currency exchange
    Credit Card
    Debit Card


    Diet on Request
    International Cuisine

Treatment Related

    Medical records transfer
    Online doctor consultation
    Document legalisation
    Post operative followup


    Translation services


    Airport pickup
    Local tourism options
    Local transportation booking
    Visa / Travel office
    Car Hire
    Private driver / Limousine services