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Program Description:

L V Prasad Eye Institute

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L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1987 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution. The LVPEI main campus is a well-structured and secured campus in a very upscale neighborhood in Hyderabad. The hospital serves patients from all over the state and the country and also many International patients are treated here.

 A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness, the Institute offers comprehensive patient care, sight enhancement and rehabilitation services and high-impact rural eye health programs. It also pursues cutting edge research and offers training in human resources for all levels of ophthalmic personnel.
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LVPEI is the first major eye institute in India to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH). The Institute's Kallam Anji Reddy campus in Hyderabad, Shri Mithu Tulsi Chanrai Campus in Bhubaneswar and the GMR Varalakshmi campus in Visakhapatnam are NABH accredited.

LVPEI focuses on economically disadvantaged groups in rural and urban geographies and extends its services to them through its network of satellite clinics and rural affiliates. The LVPEI network comprises a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in Hyderabad, 3 tertiary centres in Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, 16 secondary and 144 primary care centres that cover the remotest rural areas in the four states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka.

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The Institute's innovative and comprehensive approach to community eye health, the LVPEI Eye Health Pyramid, has been adopted as a model by the Government of India and by other developing countries.

LVPEI is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and a Global Resource Center for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative. The Institute is managed by two not-for-profit trusts: the Hyderabad Eye Institute (HEI) and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation (HERF). HEI is registered under the Indian Trusts Act and HERF is registered under the Societies Act. The Hyderabad Eye Institute oversees the activities of the eye hospital, while the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation is in charge of all research programs pursued at LVPEI.
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Equipped with cutting-edge technology and spearheaded by distinguished professionals in the field of Eye care, LVPEI’s vision is to provide equitable and efficient Eye care to all sections of society.

Student activities will vary with the particular research project to which they are assigned.  Typical activities would include conducting laboratory tests, conducting data cleaning and coding, or administering surveys to research subjects.  Students will have no clinical responsibilities, but may observe LVPEI staff provide clinical services.

Students are welcome to observe any and all of the activities conducted by LVPEI faculty and staff.  They may arrange to do so through the on site program coordinator.

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Students are requested to dress modestly on the campus and affiliated locations. LVPEI provides its own security on the campus and all students have access to Wi-Fi to enable Internet usage. The Education Department at LVPEI will monitor all the activities of the students as per Internship requirements and local staff will accompany the students on all field trips. The Department will also notify the students of any local activities such as religious festivals and celebrations which may impact the students.

Application Details


Application deadline: 2/11/17
Application Requirements: A Short Essay and Updated Resume

Students to be notified about selection: 3/3/17

Deposit deadline from accepted applicants: 3/15/17
Deposit amount: $500
The students will be introduced to their faculty advisors at LVPEI via e-mail and they will set up a skype/google hangout call with them to start their communications in preparation for their project.

Visa applications deadline: 4/1/17
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/16/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.