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‘Achiever’s Award’ for Dr. Badrinath

Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath was presented with the ‘Achiever’s Award’ for his relentless pursuit in providing quality and affordable eye care to the people of India. He was presented the award on the occasion of the “Loyola World Alumni Congress 2010” on August 28, 2010.
The Loyola Alumni came together to lay the [...]

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Among the almost 15 million blind in India, about 6.8 million suffer from corneal blindness. If left unchecked, the number of corneally blind in the country is expected to rise to 10.6 million by 2020, unless we act now. In India, we need 1 lakh corneas per year but we collect only around 25,000. Eye [...]

OT & inpatient services inaugurated at SSSN

Following the successful inauguration of the OPD services at the Sri Srinivasa Sankara Nethralaya (SSSN), last year, the eye care centre inaugurated its in-patient services and two operation theatres on August 19, 2010.
The services were inaugurated by Mr. IYR Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD).
Also present on the occasion were Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus [...]

Doctors must serve the underprivileged: Badrinath

Doctors must have the perspective to serve at least a small segment of underprivileged people, said S.S.Badrinath, president and Chairman Emeritus, Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya.
He was delivering the First Vice Chancellor Lalitha Kameswaran Endowment Oration at Sri Ramachandra University.
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Honorary degree for Dr. Badrinath

Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath will receive an honorary degree — the Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) Honoris Causa — from the University of Missouri.
The honorary degree is the highest academic tribute that the University awards to recognize the achievements of individuals in their roles as citizens and leaders.
Dr. Badrinath will be awarded the [...]

Oculoplasty Reconstructive & Aesthetic Clinic inaugurated

Sankara Nethralaya has taken its eye care services a notch above by setting up a state-of-the-art Oculoplasty Reconstructive & Aesthetic Clinic. The clinic was inaugurated by actor Karthi Sivakumar on August 16, 2010.
Oculoplasty plays a vital role in the management of diseases and abnormalities of the structures around the eye and the Oculoplasty Reconstructive & [...]

Independence Day celebrations

The untold sacrifices of the nation’s freedom fighters and its rich culture & heritage were recalled on the 64th Independence Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on August 15, 2010.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Justice Ramasubramaniam extolled the greatness of the country and urged the people to carry forward “the value system inherited from [...]

Deliberations galore at EIVOC 2010

ESO International Vision science and Optometry Conference (EIVOC) 2010, a three-day conference to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Elite School of Optometry was inaugurated on August 12, 2010 by Swami Sukhabodhananda, Founder Chairman, Prasanna Trust.
The Guests of Honour included Dr. AS Rathore, Assistant Director General, Health Services/NPCB, Ministry of Health ad Family Welfare, India [...]

Eye camp at Joka

Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, in association with Century Ply Ltd, organized a teleophthalmology eye camp at Century Ply School Joka, West Bengal from August 6-8, 2010.  A team consisting of a doctor, optometrist and seven interns examined about 800 patients. Seventy-eight patients were referred for cataract surgery and were brought to Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata where a free-of-cost cataract [...]

Dispensing optician course from Sankara Nethralaya, ABDO

Sankara Nethralaya, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, has proposed to launch an optician course this month.
The course — Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians — will be conducted in partnership with the U.K.-based Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).
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ABDO collaborates with the Elite School of Optometry in IndiaABDO, August 03, 2010