Hyderabad’s L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has been ranked 8th globally in the area of Ophthalmology (Health category) for 2023 by Scimago agency, a Spanish global ranking organisation. The ranking is based on research, technology innovation and social impact of the research output.
The institute has been listed with reputed institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard University, Moorfields of London in the top 10 list. The LVPEI is the first Indian medical institute to find a place in the top rankings in the field of research productivity.
Scimago Agency analysed data for the past five years of the best medical institutions to arrive at the 2023 rankings. The list is headed by Moorfields Eye Hospitals NHS Trust (UK), Johns Hopkins Medicine (US), Singapore National Eye Centre, University of Miami Health System (US), Singapore Eye Research Institute, UCLA Health System, (US) and National Institutes of Health (US) and LVPEI (India). The next two are the US Department of Health & Human Services and Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicare (France).
LVPEI has served approximately 34.14 million patients so far. Of them 16 million were served free of cost. It has trained about 56,759 personnel and its scientists or researchers have 4,099 publications. It also has to its credit 57 PhDs, 5 Bhatnagar Award winners, and 3 Padma Shri awardees.
To expand its reach, the LVPEI has set up a few satellite centres, and has been able to reach 12,193 villages. It has so far performed 1.93 million surgeries, 2029 stem cell based procedures, reached 4.92 million children, and established a Cornea Bank with 1.19 lakh corneas of which 69, 964 transplants have been done, says the institute.