L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is a world-class eye hospital, research and training center situated at Hyderabad
, in Andhra Pradesh
. Established in 1987 by the ophthalmologist Dr Gullapalli N Rao, the institute is considered as an excellent center in eye care. It mainly concentrates in areas such as comprehensive patient care, clinical research, sight enhancement and rehabilitation, education and product development.
L V Prasad Eye Institute is a World Health Organization collaborating centre for human resources developing eye health models for underserved areas of the developing world. It conducts community eye health programs in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
LVPEI specializes in cornea and anterior segment, retina and posterior segment, glaucoma, orbit and ocular plastics, tumors and pediatric ophthalmology. The institute also trains eye care professionals as post-doctoral ophthalmology fellows and practicing ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, nurses, bio-medical technicians and eye care administrators.
L V Prasad Eye Institute is about 6 km from Hyderabad Airport. Hyderabad Railway Station is the nearest railhead (5 km).