“Sarvendriyanaam Nayanam Pradhanam”: with this objective, Dr. V.K. Raju, a world renowned Ophthalmologist – Cornea Specialist, Chairman of EFA (Eye Foundation of America) & GEI (Goutami Eye Institute) and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University, USA., has planned “Green Goutami Eye Institute” with the divine blessings of Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Tirtha Mahaswami and Sri Sri Sri Vidhushekara Bharathi Swami of Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham, in the premises of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham at Rajahmundry, as a Unit of the Peetham, with the help and involvement of many people. Sri V.R. Gowrishankar, Administrator and GPA Holder Of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthnam Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri played a key role in making this dream project a reality. Bhoomi puja for construction of this premise of approximately one lakh square feet area was done on 10th December 2020.

This will be a Super Speciality Eye Hospital with world class equipment and facilities, to serve the needy, irrespective of socio-economic status. The Institute will have DNB Ophthalmology Course, School of Optometry and Vision Care Technician Course. The Institute will also take up research to find new therapies for age old eye diseases hitherto not curable and also introduce Gene therapy in Retinal diseases, in coordination with the other Institutions from USA, who already have on-going projects on Gene therapy in devastating eye diseases in children, for a “World without Childhood Blindness”.

The Bhoomi puja ceremony was conducted by Sri V.V. Kumar, M.D and Dr. Y. Srinivas Reddy, C.M.O along with five children who were treated and presented with vision by Goutami Eye Institute. Sri Mamidanna Seshagiri Rao, Dharmadikari of Sri Sringeri Sarada Peetham and Mahamahopadhyaya Sri Viswanadha Gopalakrishna Sastry graced the occasion. Dr. Ganni Bhaskar Rao, Chairman, GSL Medical College, Sri Madduri Siva Subba Rao  and Sri Chundru Prasad,  Governing Board Members of Goutami Eye Institute, Sri V. Bhaskar Ram, Managing Trustee of Virinchi Vanaprastha Ashramam, Sri Hota Sreeramachandra Murthy, Philanthropist and Sri P. Srinivasa Rao, renowned advocate  and other staff of Goutami Eye Institute  participated in the event.