Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai
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The Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital (commonly called Egmore Eye Hospital) Chennai, is the oldest eye hospital in the Indian subcontinent and in Asia. The institute was established in 1819 and is the second oldest hospital of its kind, next only to the Moorfield Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom.
With support from the Lions Club of Chennai District 324 A (an organized and separate eye bank that co-ordinates with the doctors, paramedical team and community support) workers ensure a 24-hour eye donation and eye banking service.
Training programmes offered include short-term exam-oriented training for diploma in National Board Exams.
- Optometry: diploma in Optometry
- Nursing: training of diploma in Nursing, B. Sc (Nursing), and M. Sc. (Nursing)
- Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai- Official Website
- Madras Medical College - Official Website
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