free eye surgeries performed and counting..


“Vision is important; it is just like giving education to the poor. You give meaning to life. The mission is good and doing well.”
Mr. S. Shanmugasundaram

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I have seen good service in hospitals, and I have seen devotion in temples and religious centers, but here in SECI, I see service combined with devotion.

Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Former President of India

Thank You, My name is Sibin S K. I live in Atholi, near Calicat, in Kerala. I used to have problems with my vision and I underwent Corneal transplantations in both my eyes at Sankara Eye Society in Coimbatore.

Sibin S K.

Atholi, Calicat, Kerala

From the excellent presentations made in the seminar today, I can only say that: "We have miles to go before we sleep and miles to go before we sleep."

Dr. Anirban Basu

President Elect, Rotary Club of Bangalore

One of the finest hospitals I have seen. I congratulate the donors and the doctors and the medical personnel on their devotion.

R Venkatraman

You are doing God's own good work. No words of praise are too high for the combination of human sympathy with the highest techinical excellence to relieve human sufferings. May your work grow from strength to strength.

T N Sesan

Amazing facility for patients from all walks of life. State of the art equipment and future planning. Keep up the good work!

Chandrashekhar Chawan

Boston Foundation for Sight

I am most impressed with the range and depth of the activities of Sankara Eye Centre. In particular, their rural outreach and facilities for the poor are most impressive.

Dr. Kamal Nath

Clearly one of the very best eye hospitals I have seen so far. The mixture of efficiency and caring is very noticeable and obviously works to great effect. I simply wish we had more time to spend here!

Mr. Kevin Wilcox

The level of expertise, technology and dedication is astounding. Regarding Cataract Surgery, I felt the doctors at Sankara had much to teach me! This type of exchange is so valuable to allinvolved. The theatre, refractive surgery center and hundreds of non paying as well as paying patients leave inspirational impressions which will stay with me forever.

Dr. Judy Newman

Thank you for a short but most educative visit to this happy hospital. I hope it will be possible to establish closer links between the two hospitals with the purpose of enhancing training and experience in each institution.

Dr. Malcom Kerr Muir

Vision is important; it is just like giving education to the poor. You give meaning to life. The mission is good and doing well.

Mr. S. Shanmugasundaram

Keep up the wonderful and life changing work!

Jen Hsun Huang


A very inspiring story which I will write about in Australia and NZ to increase awareness in our part of the world. Thank you!

Susie Buxton

It is a wonderful project, I could see. We wish you the best for the future. It is a good mission for vision.

Dr. Almut Satrapa-Schill

Extremely impressed - the equipment, the cleanliness, the volumes. Best wishes and congratulations!

Dr. Srinivas K Rao

I write to thank you for inviting me to participate in the celebration at the House of Commons of the Sankara Eye Care Institutes' singular achievement of one million free cataract surgeries. It is a measure of the commitment of all personnel who take part in the process, whether administrative, supportive, medical or nursing that this has been achieved. The aspiration to provide exemplary patient care in all 20 States in India based on the model in Coimbatore is outstanding and maybe one day this expertise can be used in other countries where cataract blindness is so prevalent. I therefore offer my sincere congratulations to all in SECI and look forward to your completing another million free surgeries.

Malcolm G Kerr

Consultant Ophthalmologist