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Glaucoma awareness programme & free glass distribution at Kandoor village

Sankara Nethralaya Glaucoma project is a population-based study designed with a view to identify families with strong family history of Glaucoma & correspondingly screen the gene causing Glaucoma. This will help in understanding the pathology of the disease. To know more about this project visit As a part of this project, Glaucoma awareness programme [...]

Team from ABL Biotechnologies visited Sankara Nethralaya on 26-10-2007

Mr. Isaac, Chairman & Managing Director, ABL biotechnologies and his colleagues, Dr.Kalpathy Eashwara, President-Research, Dr.P.S.Ganesan, Dr Ajith Kumar and Dr P.V.Ajit visited the Research facility at Sankara Nethralaya on 26-10-2007. Following a tour of the various research departments and labs, Dr H N Madhavan, Director Research, Vision Research Foundation (VRF), made a presentation on “Vision [...]

Team from ORBIS visited Sankara Nethralaya

ORBIS is associated with Sankara Nethralaya since 2003. They have partnered in educating ophthalmologists, optometrist & Orthoptist in pediatric eye care.
Mr. Jammal Siddique, Project Manager & his team from ORBIS visited Sankara Nethralaya on 16-10-2007. They spent time in the DRP & Tele-Ophthalmology departments to know more on the out reach programme by Sankara Nethralaya.

3rd Workshop on ARMD Management

A CME on AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION was held on 14th October 2007 in collaboration with Novartis Opththalmics. This worshop was aimed at training the general Ophthalmologist in identifying ARMD. About 75 Ophthalmologist from Indore, Bangalore, Bombay, Trichy & various other parts of TamilNadu attended this workshop. Lectures were delivered on various aspects of [...]

Cricket Star Visited Sankara Nethralaya

Krishnamachari Srikanth, former captain of Indian Cricket Team & the most stylish opening batsman known for his swashbuckling strokes with power & precision visited Sankara Nethralaya for a regular eye check up. He had a chat with a few employees & he also met Our Chairman Emeritus Dr S S Badrinath.

Haresh N Shah, Trustee of Indumati Shah Charity Trust donated towards the Outreach programme of Sankara Nethralaya

Thank You sir. Your help will make a immediate difference in the life of many.

Honourable Minister for Health, Seychelles visited Sankara Nethralaya on 23-10-2007.

Ms Marie pierre lloud, Honourable Minister for health, seychelles & Dr V Ramadoss director of seychelles int. specialist medical center had come down to Sankara Nethralaya for consultation. They visited various departments of the Hospital.

Appreciation Mail to Sankara Nethralaya From Mr. R Ramamurthi

The Administrator
Sankara Nethralaya
Dear Madam / Sir,
Sub: Note of Appreciation for your Alaya
I am writing this note of appreciation to profusely thank you and your team of dedicated doctors, staff and nurses who have saved my mother`s vision.
Convey our best wishes and high regards to one of your senior most nurse sister Mary who is posted [...]

Inauguration of mobile Tele-Ophthalmology unit in Vidarbha

Sankara Nethralaya has been the pioneer in providing eye care to rural areas through its mobile Tele-Ophthalmology units since 2003. currently four mobile units are operating covering almost 10 districts in Tamil Nadu & 6 districts in Karnataka. The total population benefitted by these units is approx 1,55,757.
As an extension of this program, a mobile [...]

Prof Jay M Enoch’s diwali gift to the Elite School of Optometry

Prof Jay M Enoch, Dean Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley has  once again showered his benevolence on the elite school of optometry, unit of Medical Research Foundation. He has given 83 cartons of books –  a  most invaluable & priceless gift that has enhanced the library at the  school.
Prof Enoch, who along with Dr S [...]