Visakha Eye Hospital was established in 1993 by Dr P Vasudev and Dr C V Gopala Raju with a vision of establishing an Eye Hospital with state of art equipment within the reach of a common man. Hospital serves predominantly the North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, adjoining states of Telangana, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Visakha Eye Hospital was registered as VISAKHA NETHRA JYOTHI PVT LTD and incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956.
Dr Vasudev P and Dr Gopala Raju C V. met each other during postgraduate training in a premier institute Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences of All India Institute Of Medical Science New Delhi and became good friends and nurtured the Idea of starting a combined practice. Both persuaded sub specialisation in different branches in another premier and large volume community service oriented institute in South India, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.
Hospital started the journey with a small clinic in rented premises and upgraded year on year by adding all the modern equipment and moved to its own premises in 1999. Hospital with 30,000 sft space with adequate area for patient waiting, registration and out-patient service with fully computerised accounting and medical records. It has fully equipped modern state of art Operation Theatres, inpatient and allied facilities of Opticals, Pharmacy and Cafeteria.
Hospital started charity wing in 2001after the visit of a renowned Aravind Eye Hospital founder Dr Venkataswamy. Charity wing has outpatient division in the base hospital, conducts outreach camps, School children Eye screening program and Vocational training program for paramedical staff.
For the past 25 years hospital has conducted around 50,000 Eye Surgeries. It has the distinction of conducting the various complicated operations and special Eye Care Services with latest techniques and latest equipment. Surgeries are done on out-patient (day care surgery) as is being done in leading Eye Hospital in the country and abroad. In required cases, admission will be decided by the consultant surgeon. The Hospital has two branches one at Gajuwaka and one at P.M. Palem of the city suburban areas to cater the needs of the people located in those areas.