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7th Meet of PAC in Health Sciences at SN on 27 & 28 March 2009

The 7th meeting of PAC in Health Sciences of Department of Science & Technology, (DST) Govt. of India was held in Sankara Nethralaya on 27th and 28th March, 2009. Over 55  investigators from all over India presented their proposals which were reviewed by Prof.V.I Mathan, Chairman and the committee members. Dr.Rita Banerjee, official from DST [...]

Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya celebrates 5th anniversary

Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya (NSN), a unit of Sankara Nethralaya and a  multi-specialty ophthalmalogy Hospital completed 5 years of mission for vision, serving south Chennites.
SN’s ten specialists have examined 75,000 patients.  The Hospital offers  services to treat glaucoma, cataract and inter-ocular tests, treatment and surgery, all under one roof.
Dr. Vineet Ratra of NSN highlighted the facilities [...]

From Stree Seva Mandir, a friend of Sankara Nethralaya

To serve the orphans, the destitute, poor and socially backward women and children, Stree Seva Mandir was founded by Chennagantamma (Mrs. A.C. Krishna Rao)  on 2 Oct. 1949, inspired by Gandhiji amd Tagore.  The Mandir has no political, communal, religious, linguistic or territorial links.  Its programmes cover: (1) Institutional care. (2) Education. (3) Vocational training. [...]

Round Tablers second annual donation to Sankara Nethralaya

As part of the joint community health eye care initiative of the Madras Metro Round Table (MMRT) and Sankara Nethralaya, K. Srikkanth pledged a bat autographed by the Indian team and handed it to SN to help it raise funds through auction.  He urged SN to co-opt more celebrites from sports and films to further [...]

Sankara Nethralaya Salutes Sakhi Sangam For Its Donation

Trust Members from Sakhi Sangam visited Sankara Nethralaya to make a donation.

SN felicitates Prasanna, musician of Oscar – winning short documentry “Smile Pinki “

Mr. Prasanna, the famous guitarist, who can play carnatic music on guitar, was invited by Sankara Nethralaya, whose ardent well-wisher he is, to share his experiences of composing music for the “Smile Pinki”, the short documentary film that won Oscar award for 2008.  He was honored by “Mellisai Mannar M.S. Viswanathan, who spoke very highly [...]

Free cataract surgery camp at Bellary, Karnataka

Sankara Nethralaya, supported by our well wisher and philanthropist Shri S K Modi (M/s Bellary Iron Ores Pvt Ltd, Vibhutigudda Mines Pvt Ltd) have organized a Cataract Screening & Surgical Camp in Bellary, Karnataka from 25th Feb 09 to 1st Mar 09.
Our teams of doctors led by Dr Rashmin Gandhi, Dr Sandeep Mark Thirumalai, Dr [...]

Prof.Andrew Parratt Visited Sankara Nethralaya on 16-03-09

Prof. Andrew Parratt of Biodeakin University, Australia visited Sankara Nethralaya on 16th March 2009.  Our research proposals: (1) Micro RNA in cancer stem cells in retinoblastoma and (2) tissue specific suicide gene therapy in cancer, using nano-carrier drew their praise.  A Deakin Institute is in the works in Bangalore.
Prof. Parratt visited the Elite School of [...]

World Glaucoma Day – An Eye-opener

Diagnosing glaucoma is tricky, said Dr Sripriya Krishnamoorthy, ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya’s Shrimati Jadhavbai Nathmal Singhvee Glaucoma Department. To commemorate the World Glaucoma Day on 12 March, Sankara Nethralaya organised an open house here to promote glaucoma awareness. Its research revealed that 95 percent of the people with glaucoma knew not they had it, she [...]

Rebirth X-rayed In An Enlightened Way

As scheduled, Mrs. Wilja C.G. Combe delivered a lecture on Reincarnation on 7th March 2009 in our new auditorium.  It was interesting and informative.  It reinforced the concept of reincarnation and made us understand many aspects of life which would otherwise be a riddle and a puzzle.  It was well attended by many well-wishers, employees [...]