> Eye Bank
provide sight to visually impaired through collection and distribution of
corneas from volunteer eye donations.
To educate people about the importance of eye donation. To register
and maintain a database of eye donors, To recover corneas posthumously
from registered donors, and To distribute the corneas to the needy people.
The Chiranjeevi Eye Bank was started in the year 1998 to fulfill the
service vision of its founder, the well known Telugu film star Mr.
Chiranjeevi. The first ever appeal for eye donation to the public through
media by Chiranjeevi resulted in an overwhelmingly spectacular response of
over fifty thousand people pledging their eyes for posthumous use to
provide vision to the visually impaired.
The Trust through the
intensive efforts of the Eye bank has collected 775 pairs of eyes from the
deceased donors who had pledged their eyes and provided vision to 1550
people who were visually impaired.
The Trust wishes to appoint counselors
in each district to create awareness about eye donation and encourage the
immediate family members of those donors who pledge their eyes to extend
their cooperation to collect the eyes on the demise of such donors.
The Eye Bank
along with the Blood bank is administered by the Chiranjeevi Charitable
Trust, located at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad .
Dr. KASU PRASAD REDDY MBBS ; MS; DO;MRCOpth (UK)
Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy, a well-accomplished ophthalmologist has been the
Director of the Chiranjeevi Eye Bank, since its inception. Dr. Reddy
completed his MBBS from Gunter Medical College, MS from Stanley Medical
College, Chennai, and left to England in 1978. He took his Diploma in
Ophthalmology from Dublin, Ireland and his Membership from England. He is
a pioneer in Refractive surgery with fellowship training from Chicago, USA
and Manheim, Germany.
Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy has conducted thousands
of laser surgical procedures and introduced his first Lasik procedure in
India at Maxivision Eye Hospital in 1996. He is the 1st person to
introduce Phakic IOL for those not suitable for Lasik in India. He has
also conducted thousands of cataract operations and eye donation graft
Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy is also a qualified
pilot. He is instrumental in making Maxivision Eye Hospitalís services
available not only in Hyderabad but also in Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
The Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust is proud to have an outstanding
Ophthalmologist like Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy as the Director of the
Chiranjeevi Eye Bank.