Lion Mahendra Amarasuriya, Immediate Past International President & Chairperson Lions Clubs International Foundation visited Sankara Nethralaya on 23-07-2008. Lions Dr K. Gireesh, Council Chair Person, M.D. 324, Dr K.S. Laksmi, Dist. Governor, 324A1, PDG & Project Chairman SF 683 G.V.Raman, K.Jayaraman, Project Chairman, S.F.865, S.N.Harinarayanan, Project Coordinator, SF 683&865. Balaji Ratnam, Cabinet Treasurer, Janaka Kotaiah, & N.Balasubramaniam, Region Chair Persons, K.S.Babai, District Chairman, Leadership, P.K.Chandrasekaran, President, Andal Rajaram, Secretary, G.B.Vipradas, S.Raghavan, LC of Central Madras, District 324 A1, accompanied the Chief Guest.
Dr S.S.Badrinath Chairman Emiretus, Dr Lingam Gopal Chairman, Dr Vasanthi Badrinath, Dr K.S.Vasan Managing Director, Ms Akila Ganesan, Dr Sripriya Krishnamurthy welcomed the Chief Guest.
Dr Sripriya Krishnamurthy gave the Chief Guest a hospital tour of Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre,a unit of Sankara Nethralaya.
Ronnie George briefed the Chief Guest about the Glaucoma and presented the activities of the Department.
Dr Rajiv Raman introduced his team members of Diabetic Retinopathy Department and presented a Multi Media Presentation on the activities of the Diabetic Retinopathy project from 2003. Subsequently the Chief Guest was taken to the main hospital of the Sankara Nethralaya and Dr. Lingam Gopal took him around the Department of Vitreoretina.
Ms Akila Ganesan made a presentation on the partnership between Lions Clubs and Sankara Nethralaya from the year 1997.
Dr Rajiv Raman presented a project on Diabetic Retinopathy with the principle of HUB and spokes.
Dr Rashmin Anil Kumar Gandhi presented a project on E learning.
Dr Krishnakumar presented a research project on stem cells.
Dr H.N.Madhavan presented a research project on New Vision of vision research foundation.
Dr Angaryarkannai presented a research project on
Tears Lipidomics of the eibomian Gland dysfunction (MGD) and
Intolerance to contact lens wear for Biomarkers identification by Liquid Chromatography Mass spectrometry.
Lion Amarasuriya responded well to the presentation and also the visit for the hospital. He appreciated the hospitality extended to him and he said he is enriched by the knowledge about the compassionate eye care given by the Sankara Nethralaya.