2016 Jun 4
Radiant Eye Hospital officially launched its unique website radianteye.lk on Thursday, 2 June 2016. The launch was experienced by healthcare professionals, stakeholders and members of the media.
Heading the team is the hospital’s founder Dr. Shamintha Amaratunga, an eye surgeon who has built a reputation for excellence in the field of eye care. Dr. Amaratunga has over 120,000 surgeries to his name. He is renowned for outreach programmes performing free cataract surgeries for the needy. To commemorate the occasion Dr. Amaratunga and his team conducted an eye camp completing 25 cataract surgeries free of charge on the launch day.
While fulfilling the responsibilities of an eye care facility in using the best methods to enhance the vision of a patient, Radiant Eye looks further. Its aim is to enrich patients’ lives through outstanding patient care, motivation and guidance. Radiant Eye endeavors to bring ‘visible change’ in patient’s lives, even of those whose vision cannot be restored. The hospital is a one-stop facility for everything eye related, in all its subspecialties. With friendly service at its core it serves humanity with a passion.
Upon reviewing the facilities, it is evident that the comfort and convenience of its patients was at heart when plans were sketched. Creating a warm and relaxing environment, while borrowing the design language of hotels and resorts, it is a “visible change” to the typical hospital. The absence of unsightly signage is something unique around here. Coming out of the hustle and bustle of the city, the hospital is conveniently located in Dandugama in between Negombo and Colombo alongside the main road and close to the highway. It is equipped with ample parking. The greenery coupled with the hospital’s soothing colour scheme is a definite welcome to those who come to the hospital from the far reaches of this island as well as from overseas.
Radiant Eye Hospital houses state of the art technology, some of which are exclusively available there. These include the latest IOLMaster and Electro physiological studies for ERG. The Modular Operating Theatre is another engineering masterpiece with its machinery, maintenance of adequate air pressure, copper Lamina Flow air filtration system, antibacterial seamless materials for walls and the epoxy floor. Radiant Eye maintains high standards in infection control, which is often neglected in the health sectors of developing countries. Strict protocols on infection control are established, based on the AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and the infection control manuals by Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists under the continuous supervision of a Senior Consultant Microbiologist.
Lying on foundations of simplicity, the website was developed to be a pleasure to use. Under the guidance of Dr. Shamintha Amaratunga all technical jargon was simplified to be understood by all. While following the latest movements in international website design the rather humble looking site has much to offer. It will also be used as a platform to educate and spread awareness to the public.
Dr. Amaratunga hopes to eventually develop Radiant Eye as an educational centre for both professionals and patients. “Right now, our focus is on a holistic approach to eye care that is accessible to different income groups,” he said. The launch was also attended by patients who shared stories about regaining vision after over 15 years and those that rebuilt their lives with Dr. Amaratunga’s support in managing vision impairment – a reaffirmation of the specialised eye care approach devised by Dr. Amaratunga and his team.