Sankara Nethralaya News

Auditorium dedicated in memory of philanthropist VD Swami

Family and friends of Sankara Nethralaya’s first Honorary Secretary & Treasurer Sri VD Swami reminisced with admiration the life and times of the businessman and philanthropist at a function on December 25 to dedicate the auditorium at Sankara Nethralaya in memory of Sri VD Swami in his birth centenary year. Taking a trip down memory […]

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Eye screening camps at Tiruvallur

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Michelin Tyres joined hands with Sankara Nethralaya to conduct three eye screening camps in Tiruvallur district. A total of 599 people underwent a basic vision screening at the camps held at Sengarai village (September 18), Karadiputhur village (November 13) and Karadiputhur village (December 12). One hundred and […]

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Eye camp at Belpahari

The telemedicine team from Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata was invited by theDeputy Superintendent of Police, Belpahari, to conduct an eye camp at Belpahari, a remote village, in West Bengal on December 4 & 5, 2010. Given its rugged topography, conducting an eye camp in this region proved to be quite challenging for the telemedicine team. Five hundred […]

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“People award” for JCOC Coordinator

Mr. Arul Kumar, Coordinator, Community Outreach, Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre (JCOC), has been awarded the “People Award – August 2010” by SOUTH INDIAN POST, a weekly magazine. He was presented with the award by Thiru Lena Tamilvanan on October 24, 2010. Dedicating the award to Sankara Nethralaya’s founder Dr. SS Badrinath and his wife, Dr. […]

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SN OM Trust receives CFC recognition for 2011

Sankara Nethralaya OM (SN OM) Trust has been approved as a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) participant in 2011 by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM). SN OM Trust has been participating in CFC for the past several years. CFC is a drive by the US Office of Personnel Management encouraging US federal employees to […]

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Over 12,000 school children undergo vision screening

Out of the 45 million blind in the world, around 15 million live in India. According to the WHO, about 85% of all visual impairment is avoidable globally. Every year Sankara Nethralaya undertakes activities to spread awareness among the public on the importance of eye care. To commemorate World Sight Day on October 14, 2010, […]

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SN fellow is first Indian to receive McCartney prize

Dr. Sabyasachi Sengupta, research-cum-clinical vitreoretina fellow, Sankara Nethralaya, has earned the rare distinction of being the first Indian to be awarded the McCartney prize from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London. He was presented with the award on September 10, 2010. The McCartney prize is given to ophthalmologists securing the highest marks, globally, in the Ophthalmic Pathology […]

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XXII graduation ceremony held

Forty-five students passed out at the XXII graduation ceremony of the Elite School of Optometry and Vidya Sagar Institute of Biomedical Sciences on September 13, 2010. Congratulating the graduates, Chief Guest, Dr.Adinarayana Kalanidhi, vice-chairman, commonwealth science and technology academy for research and chairman The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, urged the students to enrich the institution by […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy – awareness, the need of the hour

From being the 17th cause of blindness 20 years ago, diabetic retinopathy, in India, has ascended to the 6th position today. Recent advancements in medicine have no doubt helped in diagnosing and treating the condition, but ophthalmologists believe there is much to be done. Dr. Arup Das, Chief and Professor of Ophthalmology, Cell Biology and […]

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Awareness sessions mark eye donation fortnight

As part of the National Eye Donation fortnight, held from August 25 to September 8, 2010, the CU Shah Eye Bank undertook a string of activities to raise awareness on the importance of eye donation and to sensitize the public on the need to pledge eyes. On air messages were relayed, through one of Chennai’s […]

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