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Sankara Nethralaya scientists make a path breaking discovery in the early detection of eye cancer

Ablood test may soon re place scans to detect retinoblastoma, the cancer of the eye found in children.
Research by the Chennaibased Sankara Nethralaya has found this possible by looking for the tumour- specific micro-RNA in blood. If the count is more than double the normal, the child has eye cancer. Every year, about 2,000 children [...]

Eye hospital likely at Sri City SEZ

Sullurpet: Sankara Nethralaya Hospital of Tamil Nadu is planning to establish a modern eye hospital in Sri City SEZ in Nellore district, informed the SEZ Managing Director Ravindra Sannareddy. The medical team of Sankara Nethralaya visited Sri City on Saturday and inspected the hospital with modern facilities here and examined the possibilities of establishing the [...]

Welfare aid for leprosy afflicted

For the 24th consecutive year, Sri Ramakrishna Mutt Charitable Dispensary and Diagnostic Centre  organised a special health camp for leprosy-afflicted persons on Saturday.
The centre, which works for the benefit of people from economically weaker sections, started its rehabilitation programmes for leprosy -afflicted persons in the year 1988. Till date, around 1,098 patients have been treated [...]

Sankara Nethralaya takes a huge forward step in treating ‘irreversible blindness’

Scientists have successfully grown stem cells isolated from cadaveric human eyes in the lab. Hema Vijay explains that one day, a patient’s own stem cells from the eye could be used as a source of donor cells to cure retinal blindness.
It is a huge step forward in the challenging path leading up to the development [...]

Sankara Nethralaya Academy launches fresh courses in ‘Allied Health Sciences’

The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (SNA) in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University has launched allied health science courses for this academic year. The courses offered are diploma in ophthalmic nursing assistant, diploma in operation theatre and anaesthesia technology and B.Sc in medical laboratory technology.
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Elite School of Optometry breaks the language barrier in vision screening!

Vision chart in Tamil goes to masses
Sankara Nethralaya, which pioneered the scientific self-testing visual acuity chart in Tamil, is now set to take the tool to various places across the State. The Tamil log MAR (logarithmic minimal angle resolution) chart was put together by a team at Nethralaya’s Elite School of Optometry (ESO) after rigorous [...]

An interesting glimpse of Dr SS.Badrinath’s life draws inspiring comments from readers of ‘The Hindu’

‘He walked 200 miles to be operated by me’
In an undistinguishable Spartan office in the vast citadel of eye care, outside whose gates share autos are constantly dropping off elderly couples headed to the kannu aspathri (eye hospital), and whose stone parapets and steel chairs continue to bear the gratitude of several patients, sits the [...]

Squint is NOT Good Luck!!!!

Mala went to meet her friend Vijaya in her house. The two friends were meeting after nearly 2 years. The last time that they met, Vijaya’s son was nearly a year old.
Vijaya greeted Mala with joy and offered her coffee and snacks. The two friends then sat down to catch up with what had happened [...]

Director General of Health Services shocked by a startling revelation on cost free Medicare!

In a startling revelation, the government has found that only four institutions in the country are treating poor patients free of cost.
Over 350 hospitals had availed exemption in customs duty while importing medical equipment, on the condition that they would treat poor patients free of cost, but did little in that direction.
Aggrieved by the findings, [...]

“Don’t blame me!”–The Computer

It was late in the evening and the office was empty!! I had to finish my project in another two days flat and the heavy work all of the previous week was taking its toll.
I looked up at the clock… it took some time for me to clear the needles!! “I must be overdoing it” [...]