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Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr. Badrinath

For his outstanding contributions in the field of Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya’s Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Madras City Ophthalmological Association (MCOA) on November 29, 2009 at a function in Chennai.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to two other renowned ophthalmologists — Dr. ET Selvam and [...]

Second patent for VRF

The Vision Research Foundation was awarded its second patent by the Patent Office, Government of India on November 5, 2009. It is now recognized as the patentee (patent no. 236495) for an invention titled “A Seminested Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method for Rapid Detection and Specific Identification of Mycobacterium chelonae.” Scientists at the Larsen & [...]

Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata completes 1,000 free cataract surgeries

When the rural teleophthalmology project was inaugurated in West Bengal on January 23, 2009 by Governor Shri. Gopalkrishna Gandhi, there was a magnanimous gesture made on the occasion to benefit the rural poor of West Bengal. Bellary Iron Ores Pvt. Ltd Managing Director Shri. S.K. Modi, well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya, committed to sponsor 1,000 cataract [...]

Frontiers of Optic Nerve Regeneration explored

As part of his visit to the US to understand the current status of research on Optic Nerve Regeneration, Dr. Rashmin Gandhi, consultant, Sankara Nethralaya visited research laboratories in Boston, San Francisco and Madison. 
Dr. Gandhi met Dr. Benowitz and visited his lab in Boston where he observed the Optic nerve crush surgery in a mice [...]

Awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya held in the US

In a bid to make people aware of the various activities and initiatives undertaken by Sankara Nethralaya and to mobilize support for the hospital’s community programmes, Sankara Nethralaya’s Fundraising Director, Dr. Tarun Sharma, held a series of awareness talks on Sankara Nethralaya across several cities in the US during his month-long visit to the country [...]

CIPLA’s treat for kids at Sankara Nethralaya

(From left) Dr. T.S. Surendran, Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya, Mr. Karthick. M, Business Manager, CIPLA, Mr. Ashok Raj S, Management Trainee, CIPLA, Dr. S. Meenakshi, Director, Academics & Senior consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya and Mr. Niladri Chakrabodhi, Management Trainee, CIPLA.
Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Dora the explorer, Noddy and a host of cuddly [...]

Dr. Lingam Gopal elected fellow

Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director, Vision Research Foundation has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He was presented with a scroll and a citation stating the same in Lucknow during the annual convocation of the National Academy of Medical Sciences on October 31, 2009.

Honouring the spirit of volunteerism

Lion Dr. K.S. Lakshmi, immediate past district governor, presents the awards to Lion S.N. Hari Narayanan and Lion G.V. Raman
Lion G.V. Raman, past district governor, and Lion S.N. Hari Narayanan, past president, were felicitated, on November 12, 2009, by Lions Club of Central Madras for receiving the ‘Friend of Humanity Award’ and the ‘Helping Hands [...]

International Education Award for Dr. Tarun Sharma

Dr. Tarun Sharma, Director, Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Vitreoretinal Services, has been awarded the International Ophthalmologist Education Award 2009 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The award is in recognition for his “pursuit of lifelong education in ophthalmology.”

‘Best Eye Hospital’ in India

Sankara Nethralaya has been recognized, yet again, as the country’s best ophthalmic hospital according to the recent Week-IMRB survey. The survey also rated Sankara Nethralaya as one of the ten best hospitals in the country. The 14-city survey was conducted among 704 specialists across 10 specializations and 486 general practitioners.