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Drishti Eye Care Founder Kiran Anandampillai On Challenges, Funding & Future Plans

Telemedicine startup Drishti Eye Care raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Lok Capital yesterday. Launched in December 2011, Drishti offers primary and secondary eye care services including screening for refractive errors, cataract, retinal complaints, glaucoma and treatment of eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and uveitis among others in underserved geographies. Medianama spoke with Drishti founder Kiran Anandampillai about the organization's plans to provide eye care services in villages and challenges that it encounters. Here are some excerpts from the interview: On choosing underserved geographies: Anandampillai said that they chose underserved geographies to offer eye care services, since these regions lack opthalmologists and opthalmology facilities unlike urban areas. On the company's strategy: Anandampillai stated that Drishti currently works on three different models - building and managing a secondary care hospital in each district, telemedicine vision centers in small…

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