Awards

Sankara Nethralaya’s veteran Vitroretina surgeon and head of its VR department wins high honours for Himalayan lifetime achievement in his field

6th Retina Live 2019

The Upgraded Department of Ophthalmology at the SMS Medical College, Jaipur conducted the ‘6th Retina Live 2019’, the 6th Retinal Congress and 6th VR Surgical meet, under the Aegis of the ‘Jaipur Ophthalmological Society’ (JOS) on the 16th and 17th of June 2019 at Hotel Marriot Jaipur. This most exciting, informative and interactive event witnessed talks on key topics, debates, panel discussions, differing approaches, technology etc by senior Vitroretina specialists from across the country.

It was a moment of great honour and pride to Sankara Nethralaya when Dr Pramod Bhende, Medical Director and Director– Bhagwan Mahaveer Vitroretina services was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Dr BC Sharma Memorial Oration in Vitroretinal Sciences on ‘Pediatric Retinal Detachments

The citation of the award acknowledging his exemplary role and contributions to every sphere of activity that Sankara Nethralaya stands for comes as a great tribute to one of the senior most consultants of the institution and his endearing commitment to each one of them.

The Sankara Nethralaya family salutes its veteran Doctor and wishes him many more accolades in his professional journey.

Congratulations Sir!

A premier, world renowned trade and commerce body acknowledges and honours a great medical professional

World Tamil Chamber of Commerce

The World Tamil Chamber of Commerce (WTCC) is a premium professional body in the forefront of exploring, promoting and developing the trade and commerce of the Tamil community all over the world. It also acknowledges and honours eminent professionals for their service to society. The WTCC held the 3rd edition of its ‘Healthcare Excellence Awards’ on the 11th of may 2019 at the ‘Le Royal Meridian’ Chennai in a grand scale, former Chief Justice and Governor of Kerala Honourable Shri P.Sathasivam graced the occasion as the chief guest and delivered a spirited address to the large gathering from the medical fraternity gathered on the occasion appealing them to serve in the rural parts of the country and to take care of their own health too, as they needed to be healthy to dispense good healthcare to the nation. The event witnessed the honouring of senior medical professionals for their contribution to their given field of specialization.

We take great pleasure and pride in sharing that Dr Pramod Bhende, Medical Director and Director-Bhagwan Mahaveer Vitroretinal services, Sankara Nethralaya was awarded the ‘Medical Excellence Award for Ophthalmology’ at this prestigious meet

Sankara Nethralaya family conveys its hearty greetings and best wishes to Dr Pramod Bhende on this great honour by a renowned body.

Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya Consultant’s Paper on the surgical management of complex ophthalmic disorder wins high honours at prestigious meet

Dr Aditi Ghosh Dastider

The 70th Annual Conference of the Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOSCON) was held at New Delhi between 12- 14 of May 2019, it was a great honour for the Sankara Nethralaya when a white paper on the surgical management of a complex ophthalmic condition authored by Dr Aditi Ghosh Dastider serving at the Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya won high honours at this most prestigious meet organized on the theme ‘Cutting edge technology,’ with a focus on showcasing the latest technology and ophthalmic processes from the world over and featuring the best works in the fields of Cataract, Refractive Surgery, Cornea, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Neuro-ophthamology and Occuloplasty attended by a large number of ophthalmologists from all over India.

The white paper titled “Bulbar Oculosporidiosis with Staphyloma and its Surgical Management :Case Series” presented by Dr Aditi Ghosh Dastider, Consultant at the Cornea Department, Aditya Birla Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata was adjudged as the ‘Best Paper in Cornea and Ocular Surface’ at this most prestigious meet.

The Sankara Nethralaya family expresses its hearty congratulations and rich compliments to Dr Aditi Ghosh Dastider for emerging as the winner in a highly prestigious meet and wishes her many more accolades and awards in her professional journey.

A white paper detailing the creation of a critical vision evaluation utility developed by the institution and its accuracy win the highest recognition for SN team from a most prestigious body

AIOS-IJO Platinum Award

AIOS-IJO Platinum Award

Development of the LogMAR visual acuity charts in various Indian languages and installation of the same in public places to enable the general public do a self check of their visual acuity, a first of its kind initiative by the Elite School of Optometry made headlines when it was implemented a couple of years ago. A white paper detailing the creation and accuracy of this critical vision evaluation utility, authored jointly by the SN team of Dr Kalpa Negiloni, Deepmala Majumdar, Dr Krishna Kumar, Dr Ronnie George and Biman Sen with assistance from Dr Aditya Neog, Dr Medhi J and Choudhary Mitalee which was published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, was awarded the AIOS-IJO Platinum Award for the ‘Best Scientific Paper’ for year 2018 at the 77th Annual conference of the All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS) held at Indore.

The SN family congratulates the authors for their intensive work being acknowledged with the highest award by a most prestigious body

The grandmaster of Uvea scales another glorious peak in his long uphill climb

AIOS-Adenwala award-2018

It was a proud moment for every member of Sankara Nethralaya as its internationally acclaimed expert in Uvea, a great teacher as much as a great clinician and researcher, Member International Uveitis study group and executive council member, International Ocular Inflammation Society, Dr Jyotirmay Biswas was awarded the highly prestigious ‘AIOS-Adenwala award-2018’ for his invaluable contributions to ophthalmology and the AIOS, at the 77th annual conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society held at Indore between the 14th to 19th February 2019. The scientific committee of the AIOS acknowledged and commended the veteran’s ‘Journey in Uveitis through 28 years’ which witnessed clinical care of the highest order, mastery over the subject exhibited through an astonishing number of publications and white papers on the subject and its related areas in highly prestigious peer reviewed journals and outstanding teaching and training endeavours in the field.

The Sankara Nethralaya family salutes and congratulates Dr Jyotirmay Biswas its simple, unassuming Director of Uveitis and Ocular Pathology, known fondly as Dr JB, for this outstanding recognition in his field which makes him a member of a select group of ophthalmologists that includes Dr G.Venkatswamy, in the ‘200th year of Indian Ophthalmology’.

We are proud of you Sir!

Sankara Nethralaya’s team ‘AMMA’ leads the premier league at major meet with their tender touch

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If ‘AMMA’ the name chosen for the SN team to represent Tamil Nadu at the 3rd Annual Conference of the ‘Women’s Ophthalmology Society’ being held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre between the 21st-23rd December 2018 seemed most appropriate a name for a team representing an institution committed to treatment with love and a personal touch and a most advanced Pediatric Ophthalmology department, ‘Tender Vision’ the theme chosen by the team added its own flavour to the name.The team consisting of Dr Kavitha Kalaivani, Senior Consultant, Pediatric Ophthalmology department, Dr Vasumathy Vedhantam, Senior VR Surgeon and Medical Director, Radhatri Nethralaya and Dr NissarSonamPoonam, Associate Consultant, the Department of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Servicesled by Dr Niveditha Narayanan, Senior Consultant, Cornea Department was adjudged as the ‘Best Team’ in the ‘Ophthalmic Premier League’ State level competition held at the meet.

We take pleasure in sharingthe winning presentations made by each of the team members

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Team captain Dr. Niveditha Narayanan presented a most informative and interesting video on Protected PK technique.

Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani presented an insightful video providing critical inputs on Iris handling and pupilloplasty in Pediatric traumatic cataract

Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham’s most poignant dream come true story on ROP screening and how she was able to reach out to remote villages for the screening  moved the heart and soul of the viewers

Dr. Nisar Sonam Poonam presented agripping video on the most advanced process of USG guided intra lesional Bleomycin in treating orbital lymphangiomas.

The ‘AMMA’ team expresses its sincere thanks for the support extended by Mr Mohan, Team Leaderand the Multimedia team without which the winning videos may not have been possible.

Sankara Nethralaya family conveysits hearty congratulations to thecaptain and members of the ‘AMMA’ team for keeping the SN flag flying high at a most prestigious meet and wishes them many more laurels and accolades in their professional/academic journey

The World of Vitreo-Retina salutes its doyens!

It was wonderful co-incidence and a moment to cherish, rejoice  and celebrate as Dr. SS.Badrinath, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Dr.P.N.Nampermalsamy, Chairman Emeritus, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and Dr. P.N. Nagpal, Founder& Director, Retina Eye Foundation, Ahmedabad the three pioneers and grandmasters in the field of vitreo-retina, who had dedicated their life to teaching, training, research and practising of this most critical branch of ophthalmology entered their Platinum Anniversary -75th year of their momentous lives. The entire vitreo-retina fraternity in the country joined hands to exhibit their respect, regard, gratitude and admiration to the leading lights in the field of vitreo-retina. They gave a collective standing ovation to the three stalwarts and their contribution to their specialization by observing ‘Celebrate Retina Celebrate Life 2015’ as an event of real time learning and exchange of the latest developments in the field. The titans being honoured participated in the Scientific Programs of the Conference held at the Sahara Star Mumbai and Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital in Mumbai between the 15th – 17th of May 2015 and shared their valuable thoughts on the subject and in general with the gathering.

A visionary and humanitarian doctor becomes a ‘Greatest global Indian living Legend’

New Delhi Television, more popularly known as NDTV, India’s well known and trailblazing news channel which has carved a niche with its on the spot reports and unbiased news analysis turned 25 years in December 2013. The Channel decided that the best way to celebrate the occasion would be by honouring 25 leading Indians who […]

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Pharma giant recognizes Sankara Nethralaya’s leadership and contribution to patient care

Pfizer India the Indian subsidiary of global research and pharmaceutical monolith, Pfizer Inc conducted the India Research and Innovation Science (IRIS- Connect) meeting to discuss various research opportunities with medical specialists, at Mumbai, on January 27th 2013. The company honoured 4 eminent personalities with high awards of distinction, for their significant contribution to the medical […]

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Senior Neuro-ophthalmology doctor from Sankara Nethralaya receives high accolade for niche research paper

We are happy to inform that Dr Shikha Talwar Bassi, Deputy Director, Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya received the “S.D Athawale  Award” at the recently held APAO-AIOS 2013 – “The 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress” conducted at Hyderabad by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Council of ophthalmology, jointly with the All […]

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