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Auditorium dedicated in memory of philanthropist VD Swami

Family and friends of Sankara Nethralaya’s first Honorary Secretary & Treasurer Sri VD Swami reminisced with admiration the life and times of the businessman and philanthropist at a function on December 25 to dedicate the auditorium at Sankara Nethralaya in memory of Sri VD Swami in his birth centenary year.
Taking a trip down memory lane, [...]

Sankara Nethralaya wins Best Ophthalmic Hospital award

Sankara Nethralaya has been awarded the ICICI Lombard-CNBC TV 18 Health care awards for best ophthalmic hospital. The Health Care Awards, which recognizes and honours India’s best healthcare providers, were selected after a comprehensive judging process and evaluation by an eminent jury. The awards were presented by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare [...]

Eye screening camps at Tiruvallur

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Michelin Tyres joined hands with Sankara Nethralaya to conduct three eye screening camps in Tiruvallur district. A total of 599 people underwent a basic vision screening at the camps held at Sengarai village (September 18), Karadiputhur village (November 13) and Karadiputhur village (December 12). One hundred and [...]

University of Missouri honors Dr. Badrinath

Dr. SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, was awarded an honorary degree — the Doctor of Science (D. Sc.) — from the University of Missouri, US, on December 18, 2010 at the University’s Honors Ceremony. The award is one of the highest academic tributes that the University of Missouri awards to recognize the achievements of [...]

Research Fellow wins Best Poster Award

Ms. Vidya Srinivasan, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Vision Research Foundation, was awarded the prestigious B.S. Narasinga Rao Award, in Clinical Biochemistry, for her poster presentation, at The Society of Biological Chemists meet held at IISc, Bangalore from December 13-15, 2010.
The poster on “Adiponectin: a therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy” is [...]

Patent for developing novel method to quantitate HCMV

The Vision Research Foundation (VRF) has been recognized as a patentee for developing a novel method to quantitate the Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in clinical specimens. Spearheaded by Dr. HN Madhavan, President, VRF, microbiology scientists have developed the Multiple Polymerase Chain Reaction for rapid detection and specific identification of the HCMV which is found in immuno-compromising [...]

Fellowship award for Dr. Biswas

Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas, Director, Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, Sankara Nethralaya was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of Indian College of Pathologist (FIC Path) for his outstanding contributions in the field of ophthalmic pathology. He was presented with the award at the 59th Annual meeting of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) on December 9, [...]

Hayreh award for Dr. Lingam Gopal

Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director –Research, Vision Research Foundation and Consultant, Vitreroretinal Services, Sankara Nethralaya, has received the ‘Hayreh’ award for his significant scientific contribution in retina and vitreous at the recently held 19th Annual Vitreoretinal Society Conference. The award was instituted by (late) Bijayanand Patnaik, a pioneer Vitreo-Retinal surgeon, in the name of Dr. Sohan [...]

Eye camp at Belpahari

The telemedicine team from Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata was invited by theDeputy Superintendent of Police, Belpahari, to conduct an eye camp at Belpahari, a remote village, in West Bengal on December 4 & 5, 2010.
Given its rugged topography, conducting an eye camp in this region proved to be quite challenging for the telemedicine team. Five hundred and [...]