Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital

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Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital
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Location Near Civil Station,Kudappanakunnu, Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, India
Hospital type Specialist
Patron Dr P K Santhakumari
Speciality Ophthalmology
Founded 2003
Lists Hospitals in India

Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital is an Ayurvedic eye clinic and hospital in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala, India.[1] The hospital is an international tertiary care and training center[citation needed] in Ayurvedic Ophthalmology. The hospital operates a 24-hour Emergency Ophthalmology[citation needed] Department.


The hospital was founded in 2003 at Kesavadasapuram by Dr P.K.Santhakumari[citation needed] . It moved to its present site at kudappanakunnu in 2006.

In February 2011, a second hospital was opened at Moongode (Near Peyad).[citation needed]


  1. Department of Pediatric Eye Care in Ayurveda
  2. Department of Geriatric Eye Care in Ayurveda
  3. Department of Preventive Eye Care
  4. Department of Degenerative Eye Diseases

Specialty clinics[edit]

  1. Macular Degeneration
  2. Diabetic Retinopathy
  3. Glaucoma
  4. Retinitis Pigmentosa
  5. Degenerative Myopia

Education and training[edit]

The Hospital Conducts two major teaching programs for Ayurvedic Doctors :

  1. Resident Training Programme - Intended for Ayurvedic Doctors who have completed a 5.5 year B.A.M.S degree course from a C.C.I.M approved college.[citation needed]
  2. Fellowship Programme - Fellowship programme is intended for Post Graduate Ayurvedic Doctors who have completed both 5.5 year B.A.M.S degree course from a C.C.I.M approved college and a 3 year Post Graduation (M.D or M.S) with specialization in Shalakya Thantra.[citation needed]


The Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital Research Center was established in 2011 in order to bring together Doctors, Clinicians, Researchers and Academicians in the Ayurvedic domain to work on drug standardization and creation of protocols for clinical trials[citation needed]. The hospital is famous for its ayurvedic eye care programs for children[citation needed], in the area of progressive myopia. The hospital has also developed ayurvedic treatment for diabetic retinopathy covering preventive and curative measures to tackle the disease.[citation needed]

Social outreach programs[edit]

Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital conducts various social outreach programs by conducting medical camps, awareness classes and treatment support at rural areas in various parts of Kerala.[citation needed]


  • A Textbook of Ophthalmology in Ayurveda (by Dr. P.K.Santhakumari) is the reference textbook[2][3] approved by C.C.I.M for the final year B.A.M.S students.[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Dr P.K Santhakumari, the Chief Physician of Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital has been awarded the Best Doctor[4] award by Government of Kerala (India).

Senior officials[edit]

  • Arunjith Puthussery, Executive Director, Matha Ayurveda eye Hospital (2003–present)[citation needed]
  • Dr P P Ouseph, Chairman, Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital (2003–present)[citation needed]


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