TKCI provides treatment for all corneal diseases under various subspecialties across its 3 tertiary centres at Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and the Centre of Excellence in Hyderabad. The range of treatment includes corneal transplantation, dry eye end stage ocular surface diseases, corneal diseases in children, infections and cutting edge laser surgery.


Basic research is conducted into the genetic, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, pathology, eyebanking and stem cells aspects of corneal disorders. Clinical research includes clinical trials and public health research, particularly epidemiology, on the incidence and prevalence of various corneal conditions.


The Tej Kohli Foundation was founded in 2005 by Tej Kohli and his wife Wendy as an autonomous, non-profit organization. The Foundation’s road map is to eliminate blindness by 2030. The Tej Kohli Foundation is funding the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute (TKCI) where advances in ophthalmology and treatment are being undertaken to eliminate blindness.

Welcome to the Tej Kohli Cornea Institute

Visual impairment is a public health problem of global proportions, affecting 285 million people across the world out of which 39 million people are blind. Ninety percent of those affected by blindness and severe visual impairment live in the poorest countries in the world, where healthcare resources and infrastructure are limited or poorly distributed. The problem of access and affordability can be tackled only through systematic, long-term efforts that result in widespread availability of high quality facilities for eye care, delivered by people who have the technical skills, the resources and the compassion to handle diverse population segments.

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