Sankara Nethralaya News

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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Give the gift of sight, pledge your support today

Among the almost 15 million blind in India, about 6.8 million suffer from corneal blindness. If left unchecked, the number of corneally blind in the country is expected to rise to 10.6 million by 2020, unless we act now. In India, we need 1 lakh corneas per year but we collect only around 25,000. Eye […]

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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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