Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital: A Pioneer In Offering High-Quality Eye Care Services

Mritunjay Kumar Tiwary,Founder & Executive Trustee

Mritunjay Kumar Tiwary

Founder & Executive Trustee

Over the last year, the healthcare system has been robust and digital use has skyrocketed, like telemedicine and patient monitoring. The significant factors contributing to the market’s growth include the increasing prevalence of eye-related diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and refractive errors.

The most trusted eye care service provider, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital is the largest eye hospital in Eastern India, run and owned by Yugrishi Shriram Sharma Acharya Charitable Trust, and ranks among the top five eye hospitals in India. Driven by a compassionate and experienced team of doctors and clinical staff, it is working and committed to making a blind-free society.

The biggest challenge in eliminating curable blindness is finding hidden patients from the nook and crannies of the rural hinterlands. They need more finances, awareness about the restoration of vision, and easy access to eye care in their geographies. Believing in the mantra of working where it matters, Akhand Jyoti has been working relentlessly for the last 14 years in the Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh region to reach more people who have blindness.

The hospital’s priority is to comb out poor bilateral cataract patients by offering 80 percent of sight-restoring surgeries free of cost for them. “Akhand Jyoti has always been a pioneer in providing highvolume, high-quality surgeries at par with any of the best eye care service providers in India", speaks Dr. Ajit Kumar Poddar, Medical Director and Strategic Implementation Team Member, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital.

Affordable, Accessible & Sustainable Eyecare
Akhand Jyoti offers holistic eye care services, including – cataracts, glaucoma, cornea, retina, pediatric eye care, low vision, refraction, and dispensing of custom eyewear. Screening over 5,39,000 patients annually, Akhand Jyoti has a total of 27 vision centers spread all over Bihar and plans to open 160 such centers by 2030.

Technology such as connecting with patients through SMS, Whatsapp, phone calls, and the dedicated Tele Eye Health Department has dramatically helped its patient with easy access to eye care. With the launch of a multi-platform, bilingual patient centric website, patients now have access to all information related to eye care services at their fingertipsand can book doctor appointments online. “Akhand Jyoti believes in providing affordable, accessible, and sustainable eye care services primarily to the poor in low-income geographies without compromising quality", says Mritunjay Kumar Tiwary, Founder, Project Head & Executive Trustee, Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital.

Akhand Jyoti is building the 1st of its kind Centre of Excellence in eye care in a rural setup in Bihar, which will be live by October 2023. It has ISO 9001:2015 certification for the Management, Prevention, Investigation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Ophthalmic Diseases, accredited by International Corporate Codes. A total of 355 girls are at various stages between education and employment under the 'Football to Eyeball' rural girls’ education, skilling employment, and empowerment programme.

A dedicated team of senior consultants having experience of more than 50,000 surgeries work with junior consultants; all are groomed to harness the core values of compassion, respect, commitment, and teamwork, which go a long way in providing a warm and personal touch to every patient. Akhand Jyoti has been awarded the 'Shri Dharamsey Nensey Oman Award' in recognition for outstanding high quality, high volume comprehensive eye care service delivery in 2019 and GuideStar India’s Advanced Level - Gold Certification for maintaining a high level of accountability and adopting reasonable governance procedures.

Akhand jyoti is building the 1ST of its kind centre of excellence in eye care in a rural setup in bihar, which will be live by october 2023

Akhand Jyoti has a mission to spearhead in Bihar the elimination of curable Blindness by 2026 and empower and enable underprivileged rural girls to lead the blindness elimination drive. With its mantra to do more from less, Akhand Jyoti has emphasized indigenous in-house research and development to better its practices and increase its output while pursuing the highest standards. By 2030 Akhand Jyoti plans to train 1,500 rural girls as professionally qualified optometrists to drive its blindness elimination programme.