Sankara Nethralaya News

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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IT & healthcare: The Nethralaya experience

The presence of Information Technology, in today’s day and age, has not only fastened the pace at which operations take place but has also brought about a marked improvement in the quality of services.      In India, and elsewhere, one such area which has benefited from IT applications is the healthcare sector. Sankara Nethralaya, one of […]

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Award for Iravadham Mahadevan

Eminent epigraphist and Tamil scholar Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan has been selected for this year’s Ayyan Tiruvalluvar award. The award, which carries Rs. 1 lakh and a gold medal, is given every year to Tamil scholars, poets, social and cultural activists. Through the Vidyasagar Educational Trust, established in memory of his son Vidyasagar, Shri. Iravadham Mahadevan […]

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Rededication of clinical laboratory

Smt. Sulochana Amma and Dr. Vasanthi Badrinath, Director, Clinical Laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya, at the rededication of the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory on December 31, 2009. Following its renovation, the Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical Laboratory was rededicated by Smt. Sulochana Amma, wife of (late) Sri. Nathella Sampathu Chetty Garu, on December 31, 2009 […]

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Forum of Anaesthesiologists launched

Anaesthesiologists from leading Indian eye institutes have come together to establish a one-of-its kind forum — the Ophthalmic Forum of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (OFISA). Inaugurated by Prof. Chris Dodds, Academic Department of Anaesthesia, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK, at Sankara Nethralaya on December 27, 2009, OFISA is affiliated to the Indian Society […]

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Screening & Counselling for senior citizens

Owing to public demand, Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya conducted a screening and counselling for senior citizens (above 60 years) on December 27, 2009. Around 100 people were screened and counseled and 74 people were referred to undergo further medical examination. All those who came were tested for distance & near vision. Apart from checking the eye […]

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Freemasons donate to Sankara Nethralaya

The Freemasons of India, which supports various causes, lent its support to Sankara Nethralaya by donating a sum of Rs. 5 lakh towards a room at the institute’s annexe building.  Captain Balaram Biswakumar, Grand Master of Grand Lodge of India, handed over the cheque to Dr. S.S. Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya on December 26, […]

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Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day

The 15th Mahaperiyava’s Aradhana Day was held at Sankara Nethralaya on December 14, 2009.  Shri. P. Haridas, Secretary, MOP Vaishnav College, who was the chief guest, recounted his experiences with Parmacharya Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath, recalled the valuable services and contributions of two former employees of Sankara Nethralaya — Mr. Arumugam […]

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