Sankara Nethralaya News

ESO’s Vision Screening Activities

Refractive errors (need for glasses) are the second main cause for avoidable blindness and the role of Optometrists in reducing this condition is significant. Elite School of Optometry, a pioneer in the field of optometry education in India, is involved in many screening activities, including cataract and diabetic retinopathy. School children vision screening occupies the […]

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Red Dot award for BPL StudyLite

The BPL StudyLite, a unique rechargeable LED study lamp, has won the coveted Red Dot award for product design from Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany.  The StudyLite has been designed by Studio ABD, in collaboration with BPL. Sankara Nethralaya provided the lighting parameters for the study lamp as well as tested it for usage and […]

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New careers in sight

The Elite School of Optometry, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, was founded in 1985 with the aim to create a pool of trained eye care professionals who would not only be competent in clinical refraction, low vision services, dispensing optics and contact lenses, but would also be trained in the early detection of ocular […]

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Utkal-Sankara Nethralaya eye camp

Photo courtesy:  Raj Bhavan, Chennai The Utkal Association, a cultural and social service forum of Oriyas in Chennai, in association with Sankara Nethralaya organised an eye camp for indigent patients and employees of Raj Bhavan on March 21, 2010. A team from the Elite School of Optometry, a unit of Medical Research Foundation, managed the camp. […]

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To their alma mater – a token of gratitude

They say an opportunity once lost, is lost forever. And when Dr. Vardhaman Kankaria and his wife Dr. Shrutika Kankaria were presented with one such opportunity — to pursue their PG at Sankara Nethralaya — they sure didn’t want to lose it. Having completed their graduation from the famed KEM Hospital in Mumbai, the Doctor […]

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Discourse on SuryaYog

The benefits of SuryaYog, an advanced Yoga, a journey that helps an individual merge with Nature, were shared with Sankara Nethralaya employees at a function held at the institute on March 16, 2010. Explaining at length the power of the Sun, Suryaji cited various examples of the positive effect SuryaYog has on an individual’s well […]

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Alma Mater honours Dr. Badrinath

  The Madras Medical College, one of the premier medical institutes in the country, as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations honoured its alumni who have rendered yeomen service to society. Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath was recognized by his alma mater as a life time achiever for the remarkable services rendered by him as […]

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Exploring the alternatives in Ayurved

Through data acquired over the last 25 years, Dr. Ravindra D Bapat spoke at length on the need to look for alternatives in the Ayurvedic system of medicine at the annual Sri. V. Venugopal Endowment lecture at Sankara Nethralaya on February 6, 2010. While the modern scientific medicine continues to appeal to the scientific enquiring […]

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Executive Vision Clinic inaugurated

An ‘Executive Vision Clinic’ was inaugurated at the Olympia Park, Guindy on February 4, 2010. Functioning from Monday to Saturday, the clinic will offer counselling on computer vision syndrome apart from regular ophthalmic examination. Those who need further treatment will be referred to the CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya hospital at St. Thomas Mount, Chennai.   […]

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Eye Care Awareness Session

Expert ophthalmic opinion coupled with competitions for students and a walk to highlight the importance of paediatric ophthalmology was part of the two-day awareness programme conducted recently by the Elite School of Optometry (ESO) and CU Shah Sankara Nethralaya.  Held on January 23 and 24, the awareness programme was attended by over 600 people, including […]

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