Dr. Jaiveer Agarwal founded Dr.Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals with his wife Late Dr. T Agarwal in 1957, in Chennai. He introduced Refractive keratoplasty with the Cryolathe in India and was also first to start Cryoextraction in the 1960’s. He was honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2006. He received the award from then President, Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam.
Dr. J. Agarwal, a doyen in the field of Ophthalmology, conducted many eye camps in villages around Chennai and had treated hundreds of thousands of patients. He spearheaded the Eye Donation Campaign for the treatment of corneal blindness and the screening of school children for defective vision.
Dr. J. Agarwal was the President of the All India Ophthalmological Society in 1992. He was also the President of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association & Madras City Ophthalmological Association. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the All India Ophthalmological Society and Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association in recognition of his yeoman services to the people of Tamilnadu and Ophthalmic fraternity, not to mention the very many recognitions he received from ophthalmic foundations from across the world. Dr. J. Agarwal passed away in November 2009 after the demise of his wife.
Dr. J. Agarwal envisioned to provide the best eye care treatment to the people of Chennai. At the time of his demise in November, 2009, he had realized this dream.