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 of the institute including, patient care, training and education, research and community service.
A 17-min preview of the film was screened at Sankara Nethralaya on the occasion of the rededication of the CU Shah Eye Bank. The movie was released by Major General S. Kumaravelu, MG (Med), ATNK&K, Chennai.
Urging the gathering to pledge their eyes, Major General S. Kumaravelu applauded Nethralaya’s yeomen service to the country. “I compliment Dr. Badrinath on the institution’s commendable performance,” he said.
Dr. Saraswathi Sankaran, Executive Director, Deepam Educational Society for Health, spoke on the challenges faced by Nethralaya before launching its eye donation drive.
Dr. Rama Rajagopal, Deputy Director, Corneal Services, Sankara Nethralaya threw light on the achievements of the CU Shah Eye Bank and Dr. S. Krishnakumar, HOD, Ocular Pathology, spoke on the research initiatives in artificial cornea.
Associate Cornea Consultant, Dr. Geetha Krishna Iyer spoke on Tooth for Vision – a synopsis on the MOOKP procedure.
Earlier on, Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath thanked the entire crew of ‘Future Vision’ for their tireless efforts and felicitated all of them for their contributions towards the film.