Anjali Eye Centre was founded in June 2007
Anjali Eye Clinic, Howrah, is situated in Howrah , West Bengal just on the banks of the river Hooghly a tributary of the river The Ganges ( Ganga ). With modest beginnings, the Centre was started with the sole purpose of doing Free Eye Camps and Free Cataract Surgery serving to the poor and the needy patients in and around the district of Howrah.
The centre conducts around 8 Free Camps every month and operates around 250 patients every month completely free of cost. Till date, the Centre has performed free 30 000 cataract surgeries, 1000 glaucoma surgeries more than 1000 pterygium and other minor procedures.
The focus on training
From the very beginning the Centre is also dedicated to teaching young ophthalmologists from India and all over the world. we train candidates in all the technique of cataract surgery in all forms MSICS and Phaco emusification.
Two to three doctors visit Our Centre every month , to learn and perfect the art of cataract surgery, both from India and abroad.
We have trained more than 200 Indian doctors and more than 300 international doctors from more than 50 countries.
Since this Centre has always been dedicated to serving the needy and also teach the young surgeons the Chief Surgeon and the Founder of this Centre Dr. Sanjay K. Gupta M.D., D.O.M.S. himself personally is in charge of teaching.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the director of the phaco training division of Anjali-Shankar Eye Care System.
He is an excellent surgeon, and an enthusiastic teacher of cataract surgery. Starting his surgical journey right from the days of crude intracapsular mode of cataract extraction using Von Grafes knife, he has advanced steadily to the exquisite micro phaco.
His learning curve to phaco was remarkably smooth and with very few complications. He finds the often quoted statement : The road to phaco is slippery with vitreous quite ludicrous. He now seeks to pass on his wealth of surgical skills and knowledge to earnest young surgeons around the globe.
Expertise in cataract surgery training
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a highly skilled anterior segment surgeon. He has performed over 20000 phaco surgeries and over 30,000 SICS (small incision cataract surgery).
He also does micro phacos (phaconit) and has done over 200 of them. Besides, he does anti-glaucoma surgeries and corneal transplantations.
He has a highly trained team of para medical which allows him to perform phaco surgeries at the rate of 6 to 8 cases per hour!! You have to see to believe it!
The hospital also has an entire wing to keep the patients overnight after surgery. They are seen 1 day post operatively and discharged with free treatment.
He operates on average around 70 cases per day, but due to an ever increasing flow of patients, on some days it goes as high as one hundred per day. Despite the high volume, utmost priority is given to the quality of surgeries.
His experience of more than 50 000 cataract surgeries has made him the perfect teacher guiding the new surgeons methodically and patiently.
I congratulate you first of all on being at the doorstep of being a phaco Surgeon. I would humbly explain to you that conducting Free Eye Camps ( Screening and Operative) have very high costs and to give the best possible training to Doctors, it needs lot of time and patience. I will, at all times, be with you at the OR and you can be rest assured that this is the Best Possible Centre in India where you will get the highest standards of training. We train around 40 Doctors each year and I can assure you that there is not even one who is not satisfied with our training.
This is what Dr. Sanjay has to say to his future students: