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Eight-year-old donates to SN

For somebody who loves books, Pokemon, sudoku and chess, Anant Padmanabhan Rajan’s wish for his birthday was rather unusual. On the eve of his eighth birthday, he told his parents, “Amma, appa, you both buy me everything I need. When we have a birthday party this year for me, I want to ask my friends [...]

The Road to Success

As part of the ‘Meet Success First Hand’ series, aimed at highlighting successful first-generation entrepreneurs, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath spoke on Sankara Nethralaya’s road to success.
Organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) on April 29, 2010, Dr. Badrinath shared with the gathering the genesis of Sankara Nethralaya, the institute’s growth and achievements.
While elaborating [...]

Sankara Nethralaya- Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam to step up services at Tirupati

Following an invitation from the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam,(TTD ), Sankara Nethralaya (SN ) and the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam  signed a Memorandum of Agreement  on April 25, 2010 for providing ophthalmology services to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam  employees,  public and  pilgrims at Tirupati.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has set up a separate non-profitable Charitable trust — Sri Srinivasa [...]

Nethralaya’s ‘Future Vision’ screened

To capture the phenomenal growth of Sankara Nethralaya in the recent past and to showcase its future projects, Sankara Nethralaya, with the support of AVM studios, has come out with a one-hour film – Future Vision – on the institute.
Directed by one of Tamil cinema’s leading directors, Mr. SP Muthuraman, the documentary encompasses all aspects [...]

SN opens dedicated centre for Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam

Minister of Health, Tamil Nadu, Thiru M R K  Panneerselvam inaugurates the Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam Centre
To commemorate World Health Day on April 7, Sankara Nethralaya opened a special centre for the Kalaignar Kaappettu Thittam and kick-started its 15-day World Health Day Campaign, in collaboration with Aahaa FM.
The new centre was inaugurated by the Minister [...]

‘Prestigious Award of AIOS’for Dr. Biswas

Dr. J Biswas, Director Uveitis & Ocular Pathology, will be awarded the “Prestigious Award of the AIOS” for 2010 for his paper “Ophthalmic Telepathology: Concept and Practice.” He will receive the award at the 69th All-India Ophthalmic Society conference in Ahmedabad on February 3, 2011.

ESO’s Vision Screening Activities

Refractive errors (need for glasses) are the second main cause for avoidable blindness and the role of Optometrists in reducing this condition is significant.
Elite School of Optometry, a pioneer in the field of optometry education in India, is involved in many screening activities, including cataract and diabetic retinopathy. School children vision screening occupies the major [...]

Dr. Gopal to be part of Research Board

Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director, Vision Research Foundation, has been invited to join the Board of Members, Research, at the prestigious Dr. MGR Medical University.
Dr. Gopal described the opportunity — an addition to his existing profile at Sankara Nethralaya — as “a recognition for Sankara Nethralaya to contribute towards the research programs at the university.”
The Board [...]