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 (late) Dr. J Agarwal.
Attributing the success of Sankara Nethralaya to the team work of its doctors and staff, Dr. Badrinath urged ophthalmologists to adopt the concept of group practice promoted by Sankara Nethralaya.
All-India Ophthalmological Society President Babu Rajendran lauded the contributions of the ophthalmologists and described them as the ‘Holy Trinity’ of ophthalmology.