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Breakthrough in stem cell therapy

A collaborative effort between the Vision Research Foundation and Nichi-In Biosciences has borne fruit with the invention of a novel procedure which will help treat diseases like persistent corneal ulcers, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and other severely damaging injuries to the corneal epithelium.
In 2003, VRF scientists identified a synthetic material — the Mebiol Gel — which was [...]

Mahila Shakha extends support to SN

The unstinting support received from society, coupled with the untiring efforts of all consultants and employees, has enabled Sankara Nethralaya emerge as an ophthalmic institution of great repute, Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath has said.
The collective effort, from doctors and society, has enabled the ophthalmic hospital to expand its quality eye care services to other [...]

Dialling for danger?

Does the use of cell phones increase the risk of cancer? Even if scientists are divided about it, here are some suggestions that could minimise the radiation.
So let’s start with the fact that not all cell phones are created equal. Some produce more radiation than others. Use a low radiation phone. Next, consider spending less [...]

Sankara Nethralaya opens fifth branch in Chennai

Sankara Nethralaya’s latest offering to the people of Chennai comes in the form of a clinic at Shenoy Nagar. The Smt. T.K. Lakshmi Ammal and Smt. T.K. Alamelu Ammal Sankara Nethralaya — named in memory of the mother and sister of retired Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai, Mr. T.K. Sourirajan — was inaugurated on [...]

BITS students complete training

Yet another batch of students from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science successfully completed the BITS Practice School 1 Summer Training Programme on July 16, 2010. Every year BITS students undergo an intensive two-month training at the Vision Research Foundation, the research wing of Sankara Nethralaya.
This year a total of 10 students underwent training [...]

Eye Bank inaugurated at SN-Kolkata

An eye bank at Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata was inaugurated on July14, 2010 by Shri. R.S Falor.
Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. SS Badrinath spoke on the importance of eye donation and motivated all members to come forward to donate their eyes.
Dr. Mona Bhargava, HOD, Cornea, Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, briefed the gathering on the functioning of the eye bank [...]

First batch of medical secretaries complete training at TSNA

The first batch of medical secretaries successfully completed their training on July 6, 2010 from The Sankara Nethralaya Academy(TSNA). The ‘Short Term Course in Medical Secretary’ provided the medical secretaries with a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of writing reports, articles, billing insurance and order supplies and trained them in performing highly specialized secretarial duties.
Sankara [...]

SN-ISCO join hands to treat corneal blindness

Chennai-based Sankara Nethralaya and California-based biotechnology firm International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) have formed a collaboration to develop ISCO’s “CytoCor” stem cell-derived corneal tissue. The goal is to use CytoCor to treat corneal blindness and vision impairment.
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2010 Alumni meet

The annual SN alumni meet was held at Sankara Nethralaya on July 4, 2010. The meet began with a session on Retina where specialists in the field discussed, among others, the use of Triamcinolone, as an adjunct, in Vitreo Retinal Surgery and the 20G sutureless Vitrectomy. Insights into a few interesting cases were shared with [...]

Paediatric services inaugurated at Bangalore centre

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Services at Sankara Nethralaya Bangalore was inaugurated on July 3, 2010 by Gp Capt. R.P.G. Naidu, ECHS, Yelehanka.
Dr. TS Surendran, Director, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya spoke about the institution and its remarkable growth in the recent years. Others who spoke on the occasion included chief guest Gp Capt. Naidu, Dr. P. R. [...]