Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Chennai

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Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital
Former names
Madras Eye Infirmary
Active 1819 (1819)–1850 (1850)
Location 13°04′13″N 80°15′39″E / 13.070313°N 80.260735°E / 13.070313; 80.260735Coordinates: 13°04′13″N 80°15′39″E / 13.070313°N 80.260735°E / 13.070313; 80.260735
Website www.riogohchennai.ac.in

The Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital (commonly called Egmore Eye Hospital) Chennai, is the oldest[citation needed] 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.

The hospital is associated with the prestigious Government General Hospital and Madras Medical College, Chennai and is affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University.

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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.

Courses offered[edit]

  • Optometry: diploma in Optometry
  • Nursing: training of diploma in Nursing, B. Sc (Nursing), and M. Sc. (Nursing)

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