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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 [...]

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 [...]

Getting rid of DARK CIRCLES

Abha Gupta is tired of people telling her that she looks exhausted. She says she gets enough sleep, but the dark circles under her eyes make her look old. Gupta tried several home remedies — keeping slices of cucumber and used tea bags on eyelids and applying a variety of oils. “Nothing works,” says the [...]

Sankara Nethralaya takes the light of vision to the dark continent

“My eyesight is back! I can see you are wearing a blue shirt!” These were the words of a joyful Maun cataract patient soon after Dr Rashmin Ghandi completed an operation to remove cataracts from his eyes.
The man had for years been completely blind in both eyes.  “All my cattle were stolen by people who [...]

Stare at your smart phone, get rid of Presbyopia

The next time your father asks you to stop staring at your mobile phone’s display lest you end up wearing spectacles so large they would make your current pair look like contact lenses, you can have yourself a quiet laugh. That’s right! For once, your far-sightedness (or presbyopia, if you prefer it) can actually be [...]

Fulfil obligations towards society

“Young people should fulfil their obligations towards society,” said S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, in his convocation address at the PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, here on Friday.
He also inaugurated the PSG Center for Clinical Simulation and Research, an advanced learning facility that would help students to practise handling real life [...]

Students urged to allot part of income for the poor

Chairman-Emeritus of Sankara Netralaya, Chennai, S.S. Badrinath has appealed to college students to allot a portion of their income to uplift the poor people in the community and help bring about the inclusive growth of the nation.
Delivering the Graduation Day address at the 6th Graduation Day of Ganadipathy Tulsi’s Jain Engineering College (GTEC) at Kaniyambadi [...]

Tie-up for research in treatment of viral diseases

Vision Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya on Monday, signed a memorandum of understanding with Nichi-in Centre for Regenerative Medicine, an Indo-Japanese joint venture organisation, to pursue collaborative research in the treatment of viral diseases.
Viral diseases of the eye and other organs pose a major threat to health and the key to a solution lies with antiviral [...]

Rally aims at spreading the word on eye donation

Students of Smt. Devkunwar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women, Chromepet, took part in a rally to create awareness on the importance of eye donation on Monday.
The rally was flagged off by G. Rani, College Principal. Several hundred students took part in the rally through some of the important streets and residential areas of Chromepet.
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