In India, an estimated 12 million people suffer from Glaucoma, and 9 out of 10 cases remain undiagnosed.

It turns out there's a simple explanation. Diagnostic equipment imported into the country are incredibly expensive - they make up half the cost of setting up an eye hospital. Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are often left with a tough choice to make: depend on inaccurate equipment or a make risky investment.

We started Elisar to build Ophthalmology biomedical devices that are both: the global standard and accessible by all.

If we’re successful, it will significantly improve the quality of eye-care across the globe.

By leveraging the advancements in consumer technologies and combining some of the best minds in ophthalmology and technology, we’re able to innovate in ways that traditional equipment manufacturers aren’t.

The design of our first device is a result of understanding the needs of ophthalmologists, optometrists and patients, relentless prototyping and quality feedback from the eye-care community. The result is something that both doctors and patients are happy with. Win - win.

Our Team

Dr. Anosh Agarwal

Founder

He is the COO of Dr. Agarwal’s group of Eye Hospitals, a chain of over 70 eye hospitals in India and Africa. He was a practicing eye surgeon and is also an M.B.A graduate from Harvard Business School.

Vamsi Chintalapati

Product

Vamsi leads product design and development at Elisar. His role is to identify new product opportunities, then build and ship products that meets the needs of all stakeholders. Prior to working at Elisar, he worked in the advanced engineering team at Bosch India, where he led and managed the clean-sheet development of novel fuel systems for the Indian market. He has been exposed to the fluid nature of product design and development right from his graduate studies in Engineering Design at IIT Madras. Vamsi truly believes good technology can vastly improve the quality of life of people it serves and takes entrepreneurial responsibility in pursuing development of technology solutions.

Maheswari Srinivasan

Clinical research

She is a senior Optometrist and plays a key role in conducting clinical trials at Elisar. She is a graduate of the prestigious Elite School of Optometry.

Raviteja Chivukula

Technology

Raviteja is a lead product development engineer at Elisar. His role is to conceptualise, architect and develop various systems related to electronics, photonics and software. Prior to this, he worked at National Instruments in various roles in systems engineering, technical marketing and product development. He graduated in Electrical Engineering & VLSI from IIT Madras. He is passionate about learning, doing and teaching in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math to create sustainable positive impact to humanity.

Press Highlights

Blog: Virtual reality eCloud perimeter

Film festival: Winner; glaucoma surgery

Video awardee

Innovation award

Advisors

Prof. Amar Agarwal

He is the Chairman of Dr. Agarwal’s group of Eye Hospitals. He is a pioneer in the field of Ophthalmology and is credited with many surgical innovations including Glued IOL, Pdek and SFT. Due to his passion for education in Ophthalmology, he has written over 100 textbooks, authored countless articles in peer reviewed journals and has trained over 5000 eye doctors from across the world. This passion also frequently takes him to dozens of eye care conferences across the world every year.

Dr. Ashvin Agarwal

He is the Chief of Clinical services of Dr. Agarwal’s group of Eye Hospitals. He heads the Clinical Board, the premier body that ensures that the quality of clinical care across the entire group is on par with global standards. He is a cataract and refractive surgeon. He is also a technology enthusiast and believes that health care technology innovation is essential to ensure quality services can be delivered to all.

Dr. Divya Ashok Kumar

She is a senior consultant at Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Cathedral road, Chennai. She also plays a key role in clinical research, has published over a hundred articles in the most prestigious medical journals around the world and has written dozens of chapters in Ophthalmology textbooks. She is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical science (A.I.I.M.S), India’s premier medical institution and is also a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (F.R.C.S, Glasgow). She has received many awards including the Dr. Narsing Rao award for Uveitis research by A.I.O.S, the innovation award by I.I.R.S.I and the best teaching video by the A.S.C.R.S.

Dr. Karpagam D

She is a senior consultant at Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Perambur, Chennai. Before Dr. Agarwal’s, she completed a fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation from Sankara Nethralaya, the premier eye care institution in India.

Dr. S. Soundari

She is a Regional Head-Clinical services at Dr. Agarwal’s group of Eye Hospitals. She has over 15 years of clinical experience. She is regarded as one of the best eye doctors in the entire group and hence commands the respect from patients and doctors alike. She is passionate about Neuro-ophthalomogy and is one of the rare super specialists in the field.