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L&T Construction sponsors ophthalmic equipment, pledges eyes

L&T and Sankara Nethralaya have cherished strong association. L&T has built and supported many facilities for Nethralaya. Sankara Nethralaya has also been conducting many eye camps for L&T and Prayas, providing quality eye care service to the community of underprivileged. As a step forward in this collaborative Corporate Social Initiative, Mr. K.V. Rangaswami, Advisor to [...]

ESO observes World Optometry Day

The Elite School of Optometry is known for its real time approach to awareness creation and eradication of blindness stretching far beyond the realm of its classrooms and its significant contribution for this noble cause. In keeping with this spirit a team of early birds comprising both optometrists and optometry students from the ESO descended [...]

Book launch of ‘Insight- A passion for compassion’ a biography of Sankara Nethralaya

The book launch of ‘Insight-A passion for compassion’ a compelling biography of Sankara Nethralaya co-authored by Shri VV.Ranganathan, Shri George Skarias and Ms Meera Prasad was held at the Walchand Hirachand Hall Mumbai on the 20th of March 2102.The city of Mumbai has a pride of place in the inception and growth of Sankara Nethralaya [...]

Eleventh Dr E.Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session

The Dr E.Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session is conducted every year as a tribute to the contribution of this great man to the field of optometry and to the all round growth that the Elite School of Optometry registered during his tenure as its Principal between  1991- 2001. The 11th scientific session was held at the [...]

CSR initiative of CPCL

S Venkataramana, MD, CPCL, presenting the cheque to
Dr Sheila John, Head of Department, Tele-Ophthalmology,
in the presence of Dr SS Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus,
Dr S Baskaran, Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya and other senior officials of CPCL
News Courtesy: THE TIMES OF INDIA, Friday, March 16, 2012
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) has donated Rs14.50 lakhs to Sankara Nethralaya Medical Research [...]

Meet the silent thief of eyesight

A person with glaucoma remains asymptomatic until much of the sight is lost
Recently while I was waiting for my appointment with the ophthalmologist, my eyes fell on the photograph of the Taj Mahal. Below the photograph that was darkened in the centre was printed ‘Don’t worry’. Next to it was another photograph with the Taj [...]

NABH Accreditation ceremony

The Accreditation of Sankara Nethralaya by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH), the highest recognition in the healthcare industry was celebrated with great fanfare at the Sri V.D Swami Auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya Main campus on Monday 12th, March, 2012. The Accreditation certificate was presented to Dr.S.Bhaskaran, Chairman, Sankara Nethralaya by the [...]

In labour, mom may pass on cancer virus to kids

Is the virus responsible for cervical cancer in women causing eye cancer in their children? A study by city doctors may soon have some answers.
The department of biotechnology has given Rs 3.5 crore to Vision Research Centre of Sankara Nethralaya to study if human pappiloma virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer in women is responsible [...]

People with low vision can be Independent!

The Lion’s Club of Central Madras have exhibited their concern for the visually impaired not only through their generous donations but also with some very thoughtful devices and gestures, readers would recall the gifting of the CCTV a wonderful assistive apparatus to the Low Vision Care Clinic, Sankara Nethralaya by Ms Viji Dileep a member [...]

Diabetic retinopathy screening camp at Raj Bhavan

The Lion’s club of Central Madras organized a diabetic retinopathy screening camp and award presentation ceremony at the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan on the 29th of February, 2012. The function held under the auspices of the Governor of Tamil Nadu who inaugurated the camp and presented the prizes was attended by Lion G.V Raman, Lion [...]