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Republic Day celebrations

From left: Dr. T S Surendran, Dr. Vineet Ratra, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath, Chief Guest Lion K G Ramakrishna Murthy,  Chairman Mr. V Vaidyanathan and  Dr. V V Jaichandran along with the award winners.

The clarion call for service marked the 61st Republic Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 26, 2010. 
Chief Guest, Lion [...]

75th Jayanthi celebration

The 75th Jayanthi celebration of his Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam was held at Sankara Nethralaya on January 25, 2010.
Describing Chairman Emeritus, Dr. Badrinath as the “aatma” to the “parmatama,” Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal spoke on the importance of vision — the eye being the most important organ — and [...]

Eye Care Awareness Session

Expert ophthalmic opinion coupled with competitions for students and a walk to highlight the importance of paediatric ophthalmology was part of the two-day awareness programme conducted recently by the Elite School of Optometry (ESO) and CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya. 
Held on January 23 and 24, the awareness programme was attended by over 600 people, including around [...]

Scientific deliberations galore at 2010 AIOC

Over 5,000 Ophthalmologists from India and abroad participated at the annual All-India Ophthalmology Conference at Kolkata, held from January 21-24, 2010, which saw over 1,000 speakers and faculty hold more than 200 sessions of scientific deliberations on Ophthalmology.
Accolades for SN doctors:
For his dedicated services in ocular immunology, Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Director, Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya [...]

Sharing the Nethralaya experience

As part of the Avicenna Leadership programme, aimed at looking to the social and economic shifts which profoundly affect organizations and leadership, a delegation of Dutch entrepreneurs, senior executives of companies in the public and private sector and researchers interacted with a team from Sankara Nethralaya on January 14, 2010.
Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director, Research and [...]

IT & healthcare: The Nethralaya experience

The presence of Information Technology, in today’s day and age, has not only fastened the pace at which operations take place but has also brought about a marked improvement in the quality of services.     
In India, and elsewhere, one such area which has benefited from IT applications is the healthcare sector. Sankara Nethralaya, one of India’s [...]

Award for Iravadham Mahadevan

Eminent epigraphist and Tamil scholar Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan has been selected for this year’s Ayyan Tiruvalluvar award. The award, which carries Rs. 1 lakh and a gold medal, is given every year to Tamil scholars, poets, social and cultural activists.
Through the Vidyasagar Educational Trust, established in memory of his son Vidyasagar, Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan made [...]

The visionary

Eye care is synonymous with Sankara Nethralaya. But had S S Badrinath taken that flight to America in 1972, it would have been a blind alley for thousands.

DR S S BADRINATH | CHENNAI “It’s all team work. This place will continue to grow long after I am gone”
Thank god for the change [...]

Rededication of clinical laboratory

Smt. Sulochana Amma and Dr. Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya, at the rededication of the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory on December 31, 2009.
Following its renovation, the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory was rededicated by Smt. Sulochana Amma, wife of (late) Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Garu, on December 31, 2009 at [...]