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SN consultant shares expertise with students

As part of the ongoing support provided by Sankara Nethralaya to the Ophthalmology department at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi, Dr. RR Sudhir, senior consultant, Sankara Nethralaya, visited the institute from December 21 to December 26, 2009.
A series of lectures on cornea were held during the period and Dr. Sudhir [...]

Better electronic protocol needed: Dr. Badrinath

Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, who recently attended the first-ever Alumni Day held at Indian Institute of Technology Madras on December 26, 2009 shared with the gathering the phenomenal growth Nethralaya has experienced since its inception in 1978.
Dr. Badrinath also spoke on the IT initiatives undertaken by the institute and its impact on [...]

Benefit concert by Natyalaya School of Dance

The Seonee hills came alive at the Georgetown Center Auditorium, Austin, Texas, US, as Mowgli and his friends from the animal kingdom recounted one of the most loved tales of the century in a brilliantly-choreographed dance drama by the Natyalaya School of Dance on 20, 2009. 
Children were at their artistic best, as they took the [...]

A literary evening at SN

A literary programme to recognize and honour Dr. Vidya Vencatesan, well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya, was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 28, 2009. Dr. Vidya Vencatesan was recently awarded the Le Chevalier des Palmes Académiques and the Le Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France for her contributions to the field [...]

Forum of Anaesthesiologists launched

Anaesthesiologists from leading Indian eye institutes have come together to establish a one-of-its kind forum — the Ophthalmic Forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (OFISA).
Inaugurated by Prof. Chris Dodds, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK, at Sankara Nethralaya on December 27, 2009, OFISA is affiliated to the Indian Society of [...]

Screening & Counselling for senior citizens

Owing to public demand, Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya conducted a screening and counselling for senior citizens (above 60 years) on December 27, 2009. Around 100 people were screened and counseled and 74 people were referred to undergo further medical examination.
All those who came were tested for distance & near vision. Apart from checking the eye pressure, [...]

Freemasons donate to Sankara Nethralaya

The Freemasons of India, which supports various causes, lent its support to Sankara Nethralaya by donating a sum of Rs. 5 lakh towards a room at the institute’s annexe building. 
Captain Balaram Biswakumar, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India, handed over the cheque to Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya on December 26, 2009 [...]

SWAN volunteer donates

Vimla Mundra (centre) and her family along with Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath & Dr.Vasanthi Badrinath.
Coming from the little-known city of Seohara in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, Vimla Mundra brought to Chennai not only her embroidery skills but also her compassionate spirit.
Having been introduced to Sankara Nethralaya by a relative, Ms. Mundra’s initial association with [...]

Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day

The 15th Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 14, 2009.  Shri. P. Haridas, Secretary, MOP Vaishnav College, who was the chief guest, recounted his experiences with Parmacharya Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal.
Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, recalled the valuable services and contributions of two former employees of Sankara Nethralaya — Mr. Arumugam and [...]

Unraveling the complexities of Ocular Genetics

Dr.J.Madhavan at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada.
A comprehensive understanding of ocular genetics from some of the leading doctors and scientists in the field formed the basis of Dr. J Madhavan’s fellowship in ocular genetics at the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto in Canada.
Dr. Madhavan, a senior scientist [...]