Keerthy Suresh, who was the Chief Guest at the inaugural event of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital’s new branch at Velachery in Chennai, today announced donating her eyes.
Speaking on the occasion, Keerthy Suresh said, “I am so happy to attend this event and to donate my eyes. Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital is a pioneer in eye care segment and they have many achievements and accolades to their credit. I am thankful to Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital for inviting me for the inaugural of their Velachery centre. I appreciate them for their graceful service in conducting free surgeries to 100 people.”
Heaping more laurels on Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital for striving for the best in eye care, she also urged for the cause of eye donation.
“Donating eyes is a noble cause and we need more people to pledge their eyes to help create a positive change in someone’s life. I am sure that the experience and facilities here would add tremendous value to the people around.”
In his address, Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals said, “we feel it is our duty to extend and expand our services in areas where there is a demand for quality and complete eye care. Our Velachery hospital is a creation of this urge. Since 1957, with sincere passion for eye care, Agarwal Group of Eye Hospitals have been maintaining high international standards by getting the state-of-the-art equipment to provide complete eye care services under one roof.”
He added: “Around 80 percent of the visual impairment in India is either preventable or curable. However due to lack of awareness and accessibility to quality eye care which clutches the curable rate and causing most cases left untreated”.
In his message to the younger generation, he said, “Children face increasing vision problem due to new gadgets and digital electronic screens. The fluid water present in our eyes starts drying on over usage affecting the child’s vision. According to a recent study, visual impairment in preschool children will increase by 26 per cent affecting almost 2,20,00 children over the next 45 years.”
Dr. Ashar Agarwal, Head of Clinical Services, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital said, “It is with great pride we have opened our hospital in Velachery. While the rich can afford high quality eye care services, the poor can’t. Hence, to bridge the gap, we have decided to perform free eye surgeries to 100 people below poverty line. This is just a start and such gestures will continue.