Sankara Nethralaya News

Sankara Nethralaya opens fifth branch in Chennai

Sankara Nethralaya’s latest offering to the people of Chennai comes in the form of a clinic at Shenoy Nagar. The Smt. T.K. Lakshmi Ammal and Smt. T.K. Alamelu Ammal Sankara Nethralaya — named in memory of the mother and sister of retired Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai, Mr. T.K. Sourirajan — was inaugurated on […]

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BITS students complete training

Yet another batch of students from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science successfully completed the BITS Practice School 1 Summer Training Programme on July 16, 2010. Every year BITS students undergo an intensive two-month training at the Vision Research Foundation, the research wing of Sankara Nethralaya. This year a total of 10 students underwent […]

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Eye Bank inaugurated at SN-Kolkata

An eye bank at Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata was inaugurated on July14, 2010 by Shri. R.S Falor. Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. SS Badrinath spoke on the importance of eye donation and motivated all members to come forward to donate their eyes. Dr. Mona Bhargava, HOD, Cornea, Sankara Nethralaya-Kolkata, briefed the gathering on the functioning of the […]

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First batch of medical secretaries complete training at TSNA

The first batch of medical secretaries successfully completed their training on July 6, 2010 from The Sankara Nethralaya Academy(TSNA). The ‘Short Term Course in Medical Secretary’ provided the medical secretaries with a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of writing reports, articles, billing insurance and order supplies and trained them in performing highly specialized secretarial duties. […]

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SN-ISCO join hands to treat corneal blindness

Chennai-based Sankara Nethralaya and California-based biotechnology firm International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) have formed a collaboration to develop ISCO’s “CytoCor” stem cell-derived corneal tissue. The goal is to use CytoCor to treat corneal blindness and vision impairment. Read more..

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2010 Alumni meet

The annual SN alumni meet was held at Sankara Nethralaya on July 4, 2010. The meet began with a session on Retina where specialists in the field discussed, among others, the use of Triamcinolone, as an adjunct, in Vitreo Retinal Surgery and the 20G sutureless Vitrectomy. Insights into a few interesting cases were shared with […]

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Paediatric services inaugurated at Bangalore centre

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Services at Sankara Nethralaya Bangalore was inaugurated on July 3, 2010 by Gp Capt. R.P.G. Naidu, ECHS, Yelehanka. Dr. TS Surendran, Director, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya spoke about the institution and its remarkable growth in the recent years. Others who spoke on the occasion included chief guest Gp Capt. Naidu, Dr. P. […]

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Rotary club felicitates SN doctors

Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath and Sankara Nethralaya doctors, who participated at an eye camp at Nairobi, Kenya, were felicitated by the Rotary Club of Chennai Galaxy on June 27, 2010. Rotarian Karikalan, who was the project coordinator, applauded the tireless effort by the SN team at the free eye camp held at the Loresha […]

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SN fellow performs VR surgery in Afghanistan

March 31, 2010, was a red letter day not only for Dr. Hussein Frogh but also for his native Afghanistan. The 37-year old from Kabul completed his fellowship in clinical vitreo retinal diseases from Sankara Nethralaya and became the first in his country to do so. His feat was followed closely by his first vitreo […]

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Eye camp at Uluberia

Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata, in association with Skipper Steel Ltd. organized an eye camp on May 28 & 29, 2010 at Uluberia, Howrah, about 70 km away from Kolkata, West Bengal. Around 530 patients were screened out of which 28 were diagnosed with Cataract and were referred for surgery at the base hospital in Kolkata. As […]

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