Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute

Our People

Our People - Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute is a hi-tech super specialty eye care hospital catering its value added service to the society since 1993.

Dr.SK.Sundaramoorthy and his team of ophthalmic experts, who have highly qualified with vast experience in each specialty, render comprehensive eye care to hundreds of patients daily at their state of the art eye hospitals in Coimbatore,Tirupur and Salem in South India.

LOTUS is known for its excellence in Ophthalmic services with personalized care. Lotus is committedly pioneering in the technological revolution in eye care and rendering service to thousands of patients from across the globe to see the world better than ever before.

In the year 1998 Lotus introduced Multi Scan Lasik and in the year 2002 Wave front based Esiris Custom Lasik for the first time in India. Lotus was the first Eye Hospital in South East Asia to have performed Epilasik in July 2004. In the year June 2005 Lotus introduced the most advanced technology of Zyoptix Z100 and combined two superior technologies Epilasik and Zyoptix known as Zyoptix Integrated Epilasik to achieve Supervision.

Lotus has a vision of "empowering eyes to illuminate lives". Lotus Eye Care group is marching towards its vision of becoming India's best Corporate Hospital with branches in strategic locations where quality eye care is in need, and render world class eye care service to the society.

About Chairman

Dr. S.K.Sundaramoorthy

Dr. Selva K. Sundaramoorthy completed his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai in 1971 and MS in Ophthalmology from Madurai Medical College in the year 1980. In the year 1985 he qualified for FRCS (Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons), Edinburgh, UK and continued to pass FRCO from London in the year 1989. He served as a visiting fellow at Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA. During his FRCS, he also worked as Registrar and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Guy's & St. Thomas Hospital, London and Singleton Hospital, UK.

Back in India, in the year 1989 he did a fellowship in Retina from Sankara Netralaya and started Lotus Vision Research Trust to serve the large community requiring quality eye care. The period from Lotus Vision Research Trust to Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute, he performed more than 50000 cataract surgeries with Phaco emulsification, more than 25000 refractive surgeries, Lasik & Zyoptix Epilasik. He also did more than 3500 retinal detachment surgeries and more than 12000 other eye surgeries. Today Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute has got more than 12 consultants in every specialty and caters to more than 300 patients per day from its large eye hospitals in Coimbatore & Salem.

On the academic front, he has presented various papers abroad and has been a guest speaker at a number of international ophthalmic conferences besides frequently organizing various important international and national conferences at Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute.

Recently, he had also organized a unique International conference which was attended by 120 Ophthalmologists on Cruise Ship 'Libra', sailing from Mumbai to Lakshawdeep & Goa. This landmark event has also been successful in carving a niche for the hospital in Limca Book of Records.

Dr. Sundaramoorthy also spearheads the Lotus Vision Research Trust, which he founded in 1983. In spite of having a strong omnipresence in various Ophthalmology spheres, the centre consistently engages in community service activities in eye care to large population in and around Coimbatore.

On educational & training front, Lotus Eye Hospital and Institute started Dip NB programme, Phaco Training, Lasik Training and Fellowship in Retina & Cataract. For aspiring and young Ophthalmologists today there are more than 30 Ophthalmologists trained by here, who are practicing all over the world. An Optometry institute inside the campus for BSc in Optometry to have international standards training in primary eye care has also been started.

Dr.Sundaramoorthy is also guest speaker and moderator for various national and international conferences and has presented various scientific papers and case studies. He has also chaired various national ophthalmic conferences.

Awards & Milestones

Accomplishments & Awards
1993 - Best President of Lions Club, Coimbatore.
2002 - Dr. Sivareddy Award for Best paper in Kerala Ophthalmic Conference.
2006 - Excellent Eye Care Award by Rotary Club.
2006 - Bausch & Lomb Award for largest number of Lasik surgeries in India.
2008 - Health Excellency Award.

Milestones at Lotus
  • First eye hospital in Coimbatore to introduce Phaco emulsification technique for Cataract Surgeries.
  • First hospital in India to introduce Multi Scan Lasik in 1998 and esiris custom Lasik in 2002.
  • First eye hospital to combine the technology of Epi Lasik and Zyoptix wave front technology for Epi-Zyoptix.
  • First eye hospital to conduct an ophthalmic conference in high seas aboard luxury cruise liner Star Cruise in the year 2005.
  • First eye hospital to be featured in Limca Book of Records.
  • Performed more than 15000 lasik procedures and still counting.
  • Performed more than 25000 cataract surgeries and still counting.
  • Achiever of Bausch & Lomb-Zyoptix award for highest number of Lasik and Zyoptix procedures.
  • First free IOL Surgery in India performed by Lotus in 1993 for 123 patients.