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SN fellow is first Indian to receive McCartney prize

Dr. Sabyasachi Sengupta, research-cum-clinical vitreoretina fellow, Sankara Nethralaya, has earned the rare distinction of being the first Indian to be awarded the McCartney prize from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. He was presented with the award on September 10, 2010. The McCartney prize is given to ophthalmologists securing the highest marks, globally, in the Ophthalmic Pathology [...]

XXII graduation ceremony held

Forty-five students passed out at the XXII graduation ceremony of the Elite School of Optometry and Vidya Sagar Institute of Biomedical Sciences on September 13, 2010.
Congratulating the graduates, Chief Guest, Dr.Adinarayana Kalanidhi, vice-chairman, commonwealth science and technology academy for research and chairman The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, urged the students to enrich the institution by being [...]

Diabetic Retinopathy – awareness, the need of the hour

From being the 17th cause of blindness 20 years ago, diabetic retinopathy, in India, has ascended to the 6th position today. Recent advancements in medicine have no doubt helped in diagnosing and treating the condition, but ophthalmologists believe there is much to be done.
Dr. Arup Das, Chief and Professor of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and Physiology, [...]

Awareness sessions mark eye donation fortnight

As part of the National Eye Donation fortnight, held from August 25 to September 8, 2010, the CU Shah Eye Bank undertook a string of activities to raise awareness on the importance of eye donation and to sensitize the public on the need to pledge eyes. On air messages were relayed, through one of Chennai’s [...]

Sudharsana Homam

The annual “Sudharsana Homam”, for the well being of Sankara Nethralaya and its employees was performed at the institution on September 5, 2010. Dr. PS Rajesh and his wife undertook the ‘Sankalpam’ this year. Thirteen purohits performed six homams on the occasion.