Sankara Nethralaya News

OT & inpatient services inaugurated at SSSN

Following the successful inauguration of the OPD services at the Sri Srinivasa Sankara Nethralaya (SSSN), last year, the eye care centre inaugurated its in-patient services and two operation theatres on August 19, 2010. The services were inaugurated by Mr. IYR Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). Also present on the occasion were Sankara Nethralaya […]

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Oculoplasty Reconstructive & Aesthetic Clinic inaugurated

Sankara Nethralaya has taken its eye care services a notch above by setting up a state-of-the-art Oculoplasty Reconstructive & Aesthetic Clinic. The clinic was inaugurated by actor Karthi Sivakumar on August 16, 2010. Oculoplasty plays a vital role in the management of diseases and abnormalities of the structures around the eye and the Oculoplasty Reconstructive […]

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Independence Day celebrations

The untold sacrifices of the nation’s freedom fighters and its rich culture & heritage were recalled on the 64th Independence Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on August 15, 2010. Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Justice Ramasubramaniam extolled the greatness of the country and urged the people to carry forward “the value system inherited […]

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Deliberations galore at EIVOC 2010

ESO International Vision science and Optometry Conference (EIVOC) 2010, a three-day conference to commemorate the silver jubilee of the Elite School of Optometry was inaugurated on August 12, 2010 by Swami Sukhabodhananda, Founder Chairman, Prasanna Trust. The Guests of Honour included Dr. AS Rathore, Assistant Director General, Health Services/NPCB, Ministry of Health ad Family Welfare, […]

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Eye camp at Joka

Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, in association with Century Ply Ltd, organized a teleophthalmology eye camp at Century Ply School Joka, West Bengal from August 6-8, 2010.  A team consisting of a doctor, optometrist and seven interns examined about 800 patients. Seventy-eight patients were referred for cataract surgery and were brought to Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata where a free-of-cost cataract […]

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Dispensing optician course from Sankara Nethralaya, ABDO

Sankara Nethralaya, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, has proposed to launch an optician course this month. The course — Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians — will be conducted in partnership with the U.K.-based Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). Read more… ABDO collaborates with the Elite School of Optometry in IndiaABDO, August 03, 2010

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Annual meeting on ophthalmic research held

Nineteen scientists from the Vision Research Foundation participated at the 18th Indian Eye Research Group (IERG) meeting at Hyderabad held from July 31 to August 1, 2010. Held from 1992, the annual IERG meeting brings together investigators involved in different areas of basic and clinical eye research across India to discuss the latest research methodologies […]

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Training programme for teachers

A vision screening & training program for school teachers was organised on July 31, 2010 by the hospital’s Tele-Ophthalmology department. Forty-one teachers from 31 schools from the Kancheepuram District Sriperumbudur Block, participated in the Teachers Training Programme. The programme, sponsored by the Sai go Muktieashwar Foundation, Chennai, will enable the teachers to conduct vision screening […]

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Breakthrough in stem cell therapy

A collaborative effort between the Vision Research Foundation and Nichi-In Biosciences has borne fruit with the invention of a novel procedure which will help treat diseases like persistent corneal ulcers, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and other severely damaging injuries to the corneal epithelium. In 2003, VRF scientists identified a synthetic material — the Mebiol Gel — which […]

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Mahila Shakha extends support to SN

The unstinting support received from society, coupled with the untiring efforts of all consultants and employees, has enabled Sankara Nethralaya emerge as an ophthalmic institution of great repute, Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath has said. The collective effort, from doctors and society, has enabled the ophthalmic hospital to expand its quality eye care services to […]

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