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Collaborative research in Nanotechnology and Ophthalmology

Saturday the 23rd of July marked a red letter day for research in Nanotechnology and Opthalmology. Deliberations and discussions on the prospect and scope of doing joint research in these areas between the Sankara Nethralaya and the University of Missouri which began with the honouring of Chairman Emeritus Dr SS Badrinath with a Doctor of [...]

Sankara Nethralaya intensifies assault on cataract caused blindness

As a part of its continuing efforts against cataract and other debilitating eye ailments, the Sankara Nethralaya in collaboration with the IIT-Madras launched a strategic offensive against the rising instance of cataract caused blindness through a jointly developed ‘Mobile eye surgical unit’. This first of its kind operation theatre on wheels is intended primarily to [...]

S Barathi honoured with a Doctorate by the BITS Pilani

Dr. S. Barathi completed  her Ph.D. Viva voce presentation entitled on “Beneficial effect of amino acids in advanced glycation end products induced endothelial dysfunction in bovine retina” at BITS, Pilani on 14th July 2011 and was recommended for the Doctorate by the Advisory committee members. She was  guided and supervised by  of Dr. Angayarkanni., in the [...]

A bouquet of courses in allied sciences

Ophthalmic Nursing & Medical Lab Technology
Sankara Nethralaya and its Medical Research Foundation are inviting applications from successful Plus Two candidates for two courses: Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing, and B.Sc in Medical Lab Technology.
The Opthalmic Nursing diploma course will enable students to gain skills and knowledge that will find them jobs attending to the eye care [...]

Naming of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Research Center

Like all auspicious family functions the naming of the research block started to the sonorous tunes of the nadaswaram and tavil in the background. The Sankara Nethralaya family and its well wishers were getting together for a very special occasion and the music provided the traditional backdrop to it. Chairman Emeritus Dr SS Badrinath and [...]

Bionic specs for the blind to see

Scientists are developing smart and sleek bionic spectacles. The spectacles, they say could soon be on sale and help hundreds of thousands of blind people in the world experience the gift of sight.
The “smart spectacles”, being developed by a scientific team at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom, uses minuscule cameras and a pocket [...]

SN Alumni Academic Meet 2011

There is an old pun that goes that ‘there is no stronger tie than the ‘old school tie’ which simply means that we make our strongest bonds during our student years. The huge turnout of 160 ophthalmologists at the SN Alumni Academic meeting held at the Sri VD Swami Auditorium, SN only added credence to [...]

Medical practitioners urged to ensure care for all

While retaining its superior expertise in medical techniques, it is absolutely essential for medical practitioners to ensure care for all, S.S. Badrinath, Chairman-Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, said.
Speaking at a function organised by Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University to celebrate University Day and Doctors Day, Dr. Badrinath said while China was ahead of India in many [...]