About us


AEI’s vision is to be a center of excellence for complete eye care, be a forerunner in Ophthalmology research and impart the best of advanced practices to eye care professionals.


To be the finest eye care centres in all of India in which patients receive care that is comparable to international standards. AEI aims to mould skilful and ethical ophthalmologists that give back to society through teaching, training and research. By providing cost effective, comprehensive and state of the art eye care to all sections of society, AEI attempts to bridge the gap in medical care to those in disadvantaged socio-economic situations.


India is home to the highest number of blind people, both reversible blindness from cataracts and irreversible blindness from Glaucoma, Diabetes, Macular Degeneration and Ocular Infections. As per the published data, it has been estimated that India needs 25,000 Ophthalmologists by 2020 to achieve the goals of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight (a joint program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

It is seen that India will need 300 new residents to graduate every year to help meet the growing demands of an aging population. Our Institute’s main goal is to establish a world class training facility while delivering quality care to the local community. We plan to enroll residents every year into fellowship programs that focus on Glaucoma, the Cornea, the Retina and comprehensive Ophthalmology.

These programs will give doctors a chance to train while using world class equipment and learn from the experience of the faculty here. By establishing a structured residency program, AEI will train future Ophthalmologists to address the growing burden of blindness and other vision-related disorders. With this training program under the supervision of senior doctors, we hope to expand and improve the delivery of quality eye care to all sections of the Indian population.

Dr. Ramesh S. Ayyala

MD, FRCS, FRCOphth Chairman and Founder

Dr.Ramesh S. Ayyala is an internationally known Glaucoma and Anterior Segment surgeon and researcher. He comes with extensive experience in training Ophthalmology residents. He was awarded “Courage to Teach Palmer Parker Award” by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for rebuilding the Ophthalmology residency program at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Ayyala completed his training from different parts of the world- India; Residency in Ophthalmology in United Kingdom & USA; Sub-specialty training in Glaucoma from Harvard University, Boston; Cornea and External Diseases from Boston University Medical Center.

He is also the recipient of the “Teaching Scholar Award” by Tulane School of Medicine. His passion for quality education at low cost resulted in the establishment of Meditred.com, an online website, dedicated to resident education for which he was awarded the “New Orleans Citi Business Innovators’ Award”.

He has authored numerous peered reviewed original articles in all major Ophthalmic journals. His research led to the creation of the world’s first slow release drug delivery system to decrease scar tissue formation following Glaucoma drainage device surgery. He has been listed in the “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists, by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with its “Achievement Award”

Dr. Ayyala is one of the Founder members and a major decision maker for all the projects of AEI. He represents AEI at Tulane university which facilitates fellowship exchange programs.

He currently serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Residency and Fellowship (Glaucoma) Program and Director of Glaucoma Services in Tulane University.

Dr. Satish G Agraharam

MBBS, MS Managing Director and Founder

Dr. Agraharam is a nationally known Vitreo retinal surgeon. He established the first Vitreo Retinal Institute dedicated to the treatment of Vitreo Retinal Diseases in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2000. With over 18 years of experience as a Retinal surgeon, he has been consulted in and operated on hundreds of cases from all over Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Karnataka. Completed his postgraduate training in Vitreo Retina from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai as the “Best Outgoing Fellow”. Won various awards & laurels during his educational years including “Shivareddy Gold medal” in Ophthalmology and “Vengalrao Gold medal” for his paper presentation given by AP Ophthalmic society(APOS).

Passionate about teaching, Dr. Agraharam has taught many residents and fellows both at Sankara Nethralaya and at the Sadhuram Eye Hospital for over 7 years. His passion for teaching combined with his expertise in treating eye problems and experience in the establishment of the Viteroretinal institute led him to collaborate with other like minded people and establish the Anand Eye Institute.

Dr. G.A. Ananda Rao

Director & Founder

Dr.Ananda Rao, is a renowned Ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience. He was one of the first few persons in India to have performed Paediatric Eye surgeries, Paediatric IOl and Glaucoma surgeries.He retired as a professor of Osmania Medical College and civil surgeon at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad.

During his 3 decades in the government service, he taught numerous medical students and residents, who now are well-known and established ophthalmologists.

Dr. Rao is the founder and President of Saveranand Nethralaya, a community service program, which aims to eliminate unnecessary blindness in India.

Dr. Mateen Ahmed

PhD & Director

Dr. Abdul Mateen Ahmed is the President, CEO,& founder of New World Medical Incof a California based corporation engaged in developing medical devices for societies benefits. He is the inventor of the Ahmed Glaucoma Valve, a unique, patented, and FDA approved miniature valve that is used to mitigate the effects of Glaucoma. The Ahmed Valve has helped save the vision of thousands of people across the globe. In addition, Dr. Ahmed has over twenty patents.

Dr. Ahmed has received numerous awards and accolades including the US Congress Outstanding Achievement Award, Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, US Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award, and awards from the Muslim Public Affairs Council, American Federation of Muslims from India, Islamic Center of Southern California, and the UMMA Community Clinic.

He acts as an advisor for the Anand Eye Institute and also plays a vital role in the Saveranand Nethralaya Program

Mr. Santosh Varalwar

MBA Director & Founder

With over 37 years of experience and his passion for corporate giving to improve societies’ health standards, Mr. Santosh Varalwar established the business model for Anand Eye Institute.

Before embarking on a highly successful entrepreneurial journey, Mr. Varalwar served in Mercantile Marine for about 7 Years. His expertise lies in International Marketing. Under his leadership, Vivimed Labs is now established as a Global Entity with offices in India, Spain, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States of America. He is one of the finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year India award 2013.

Dr. Uma Tripathy

Sr. Consultant Glaucoma and Cataract

Dr. Uma tripathy is a senior consultant with an experience of over 27 years in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Uma is a specialist in Investigating, Managing, Treating and surgery for Glaucoma cases and an Expert in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery & Phaco Surgery.
Highly intrested in teaching and training, Dr.Uma, in her vast career she has also acted as a Thesis guide to DNB students and trained many junior ophthalmologists in surgical procedures like SICS, Phaco and MICS.


Dr. Tarannum Mansoori

Director Clinical Research


Long term fellowship in glaucoma 2001-2002, L.V.Prasad eye institute , Hyderabad, India
M.S. in ophthalmology, 1997-2000, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, India
M.B.B.S, Deccan Collage of Medical Sciences, 1990-1996, Hyderabad, India
Medical director and consultant at an affiliate centre of LV Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad 2002 – 2007
Glaucoma consultant for 3 months at LV Prasad eye institute 2003
Glaucoma consultant at Pushpagiri eye institute, Hyderabad, 2007- 2012
Glaucoma Consultant at Vasan eye care , Hyderabad , 2012- 2015
1. Best poster award at Asia Arvo conference 2013, New Delhi2. Dr Vengal Rao award for best paper presentation at Andhra Pradesh ophthalmic conference 2009, Vengal Rao session, Vizag3. Best paper in Glaucoma session – All India ophthalmic society 2002
Outcome of surgery on infants younger than 1 month with congenital glaucoma.4. First Amjad Rahi award for best paper in clinical sciences-Indian eye research group (IERG) 2002Dr. Tarannum is an excellent academic oriented glaucoma specialist. With an experience of over 14 years in the field of Glaucoma she has numerous scientific publications, and presentations to her credit. With a zeal to always learn she performs complicated cataracts to advanced glaucoma surgeries with ease.

Dr. Ganga Prasad Amula

Head of Peadiatric and Neuro Ophthalmology

Dr. Ganga Prasad, an enthusiastic paediatric ophthalmologist, provides special attention to the diverse ophthalmic needs of children.Keen on academics, he holds many prestigious fellowships like Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology examinations, Fellow of Royal college of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow, Fellow of Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Neuro-ophthalmology, Fellow in department of paediatric ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

With specialization in Strabismus and Neuro Ophthalmology, Dr. Ganga Prasad also has many publications to his credit in the field of paediatric ophthalmology and Neuro Ophthalmology.


Dr. Aruna Kumari Gadde

Head of Refractive Services
Dr. Aruna Kumar Gadde is an ophthalmologist specially trained to perform multiple procedures like Phaco, ICL, LASIK, and others. She has an experience of dealing with a variety of eye conditions. She takes special interest for serving the community, a passion influenced by the organisations she has worked with. She has performed more than 4000 cataract surgeries and few hundred LASIKs in her 12 years of Successful career.
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Dr. Kamalakar Rao G

Consultant Ophthalmogist

Dr. Kamalakar Rao’s positive attitude and confidence puts our patients immediately at ease.

He ensures to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in vision care so that the patients receive the most modern and progressive care available.

With over 10 years of experience as an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Rao has rendered his services as a Specialist in Ophthalmology for Singareni Collieries for over 8 yrs.

He now serves as an Ophthalmology physician at our branch in Kondapur.


Dr. Ekta Agarwal

Consultant Occuloplasty
Head of Refractive Services
Dr. Ekta agarwal has finished her MD in ophthalmology from Amritsar medical college and fellowship training in comprehensive ophthalmology from LV prasad eye institute, Hyderabad. Later she has worked in USA as a trainer and consultant ophthalmologist. Later Dr.Ekta enhanced her occular plastic surgery skills by doing a clinical fellowship from auckland university, New zeland. She has later worked with renowned plastic surgeons from Australia.
Dr. Ekta thus brings in a wealth of knowledge from across the world and is an expert in handling Occuloplasty cases like management of ptosis, entropion, ectropions, DCR and lid reconstruction. Dr.Ekta is available at AEI on call.
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Dr. G. Ramesh

Consultant – Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ramesh is a well-known Refractive Surgeon in Andhra Pradesh.

Trained in Germany,he is a member of the American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). Dr. Ramesh is also a fellow of West Lions Eye Hospital.

In a career spanning more than a decade, he has performed more than 35,000 Lasik, Laser, Blade Free Lasik, I C L, Intacs, C 3 R, Presbymax procedures successfully, and is considered an expert in this subject.


Dr. Srinivas Prasad K

Consultant – Cornea and Refractive Srgery

Dr. Srinivas Prasad has a passion for teaching patients the importance of healthy eyes.

Having completed his FCAS from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Dr. Srinivas is currently an Assistant Professor at the Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital. Being an academician and research oriented person, Dr. Srinivas is an accomplished Ophthalmic Surgeon with over 12 years of experience.

Dr. Arjun Srirampur

Director Anterior segment fellowship

Arjun Srirampur completed his basic MBBS from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad and did his residency in ophthalmology from the Regional Eye Hospital, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal. This was followed by a long term fellowship in Cornea & Anterior Segment from LVPEI, Hyderabad (2011-2013).

Dr Arjun has presented several papers at national and international conferences. His areas of expertise are Penetrating Keratoplasty, Lamellar Keratoplasty, Anterior Segment Trauma & Reconstruction, Ocular Surface Diseases, Keratoprosthesis, and Stem Cell Transplantation.


Dr. Divya Basa

Consultant Oculoplasty
Dr. Divya Basa is a medical graduate from the prestigious MGM medical college, Mumbai. After graduating from there, Dr Basa went on to finish her DOMS from Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences.
She successfully completed her DNB examination in 2013 and later has finished post-doctoral fellowship in Oculoplasty from TPEI, Vadodara.Dr. Basa is an expert in handling trauma cases and orbit reconstruction. Her expertise also includes lacrimal sac surgeries and general Oculoplasty. She also has an academic bend of mind and has served as chief in charge for cataract trainings.