It all started when a 10-yr-old boy wanted to coach underprivileged school students after school hours. He saw a boy struggling to read, not because of difficulties in the language but of high myopia (-25). He approached his father, an eye surgeon, with a request to examine the boy and give him free medicines. The boy also started collecting funds from his friends to support further.
Inspired by his father, the late Dr. Rajan, this enterprising son today went on to become an eminent eye surgeon. Dr. Mohan Rajan’s passion to help the needy and his determination to make a difference in their life has made him what he is today.
Dr. Mohan is the medical director of Dr. Rajan Eye Care Hospital, where one is assured of comprehensive eye care. Its subsidiary organisations are Rotary Rajan Eye Bank, Chennai Vision Charitable Trust and Rajan Lasik Pavilion.
So far, Dr. Mohan Rajan has performed more than 50,000 cataract surgeries and thousands of IOC implants surgeries, foldable IOLS and vitreous surgeries. When asked about the success behind these surgeries, he says that he is still learning, every surgery and every patient teaching him a lesson. Dr. Mohan Rajan has also invented an equipment – Mohan Rajan Super Combo Chopper (MRSCC) – for performing cataract surgery with precision.
‘Behind every successful man, there is a woman’, goes the adage. Dr. Sujatha helps Dr. Mohan in all his efforts. She is a writer, associate director and a well-trained anterior segment ophthalmic surgeon. Being a specialist in phocoemulsification and foldable IOLS, corneal transplant surgery and refractive Lasik surgery, she supports him in all possible ways. Patients at the hospital are treated with care and kindness by the team of 150 doctors. With regard to eye donation, the doctor couple strive hard to educate the public about its importance through the Rotary Rajan Eye Bank. Dr. Sujatha Mohan says: “It is our responsibility to help the less fortunate and more than 2,000 corneal transplantations have been done.”
Their passion and determination in helping the deprived led to the birth of ‘Nethra Vahana,’ a mobile eye-care-unit manned by a team of experienced doctors, technicians and paramedical staff. It has been on the rounds for the past six months to several places such as Tiruvallur, Cheyyar, Arni, Thirukazhukundarm, Karumarapakkam, Kilakkadai, Ponneri, and Maraimalainagar.
So far, the unit has screened 3,591 patients and performed 386 cataract surgeries at the base hospital. Plans are on the anvil to link the unit with the hospital experts through satellite communication for sharing expertise and clinical recommendations.
A 10 year old boy was getting ready to take tuition to the less deprived neighbourhood school students after his class hours. As he watches a boy who struggles to read not because he could not but because he has very high myopia condition (minus 25), his heart sunk and he barged in to his father who is an eye surgeon and pocket vitamins and other medicines to help the poor boy and it continued by examining his eyes and collecting funds form his own friends to support him further.
This little boy with a big heart later became a great eminent eye surgeon Dr. Mohan Rajan who is inspired by his late father Dr. Rajan, the founder of Dr. Rajan Eye Care Hospital at T. Nagar. His passion to help people and his determination to make a permanent difference in the life of the needy made him what he is today.
He is the medical director of the hospital which is a one stop shop for comprehensive eye care. Their three subsidiary organisations are Rotary Rajan Eye Bank, Chennai Vision Charitable Trust and Rajan Lasik Pavilion.
Dr. Mohan Rajan has performed more than 50,000 cataract surgeries and thousands of IOC implants surgeries, foldable IOLS and vitreous surgeries. While divulging the facts behind it, he simply humbly says that he still teaches a lot from every surgery, every patient. A techno-savy, a lover of cricket and golf says that he learns to handle the vicissitudes of life.
Behind every successful man, there is a woman. One will have a very pleasant surprise at the presence of a young looking, beaming, highly qualified, mother of two girls. Dr. Sujatha Mohan, who is also is a prolific writer, Dr. Sujatha Mohan is the Associate Director and a well trained anterior segment ophthalmic surgeon. She is also a specialist in phocoemulsification and foldable IOLS, corneal transplant surgery and refractive Lasik surgery.
As one enters into the hospital, smells the patient-friendly environment and watching on television. Dr. Sujatha Mohan performing an operation is exciting and exhilarating. Dr. Sujatha Mohan is basically from a family of doctors and it runs in her vein too. Her sleek tender hands smoothly manovouring in the eyes of the patient and her motherly attention to them touches ones heart.
Accolades to Dr. Sujatha Mohan and Dr. Mohan Rajan on their marathon voyage to gift people their most valuable eyesight back in tact and together their expertise assistance to patients. The count has crossed one lakh. She firmly refusing to make this sacred work and their achievement a business tactics as Chennai is in cauldron with an intense competition deploying a vociferous marketing techniques. Her team of 150 people woo their patients with love, care, sympathy and kindness.
THE CURSE OF DARKNESS
Done after ones death, the eye donation which benefits the blind an alarming statistics says 2,50,000 people in line, a meagre 30,000 cornea are only collected from the dead. A staggering gap between the demand and supply costs a human to experience the vibrant colours of life. Dr. Sujatha Mohan and Dr. Mohan Rajan unrelentlessly put their efforts to sow the seed in the minds of the public the importance of eye donation a mighty deed which can indeed change one s life through their Rotary Rajan Eye Bank.
Dr. Sujatha Mohan candidly says it is our social responsibility to the less fortune. She has successfully done over 2,000 corneal transplantation so far.
ON THE MOVE
A believer of knowledge dissemination and acquisition this beautiful couple doctors have moved a step high in removing the veils of ignorance. Their benevolence has shaped up in to Nethra Vahana. This vehicle is manned by a team of experienced doctors, technicians and Para medical staff. The mobile eye care unit is moving since six months to Tiruvallur, Cheyyar, Arni, Thirukazhukundarm, Karumarapakkam, Kilakkadai, Ponneri, Maraimalai nagar and various other places wherein 3,591 patients were screened in total. A total of 386 cataract surgeries were performed at the base hospital. Plans are on the anvil to link the vehicle with the hospital expert domain through satellite communication for sharing expertise and providing clinical recommendations.
Dr. Mohan Rajan has invented a medical equipment called Moha Rajan Super Combo Chopper (MRSCC) which is widely used in cataract surgery for precision. He is also an honorary professor of ophthalmology in Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR university.
In a community where everything is spoken in the language of money, This doctor’s couple whole hearted and concert effort to bring in a complete change has indeed feel contented and happy about our society. They have so much more in their pockets to offer.