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National Eye Donation Day

To commemorate the National Eye Donation Day on September 8, 442 people pledged to donate their eyes to Sankara Nethralaya after their lifetime.
Twenty four people, including journalists, doctors, volunteers and social workers were honoured with the ‘Sight Ambassador’ award. The awards were presented by chief guest N. Murali, Managing Director, The Hindu.
Mr. Murali, who has [...]

62nd Independence Day Celebrations at SN

Impending showers failed to dampen the patriotic fervor at Sankara Nethralaya, where the country’s 62nd Independence Day celebrations were held on August 15, 2009.  
Chief Guest Brig. K.C. Behera, Commandant of the Military Hospital, Chennai, recalled the many sacrifices by the nation’s freedom fighters and spoke of the “indomitable living spirit for the country,” which [...]

Sankara Nethralaya Alumni Meet 2009 on 05.07.09

Coming back to your alma mater always brings back fond memories. And it was no different for the 26 alumni who came to Sankara Nethralaya on July 5, 2009 for the annual alumni meet.
The day-long event saw the alumni participate in discussions on cornea and refractive surgery and vitreo retina. Several doctors spoke on the [...]

Felicitation function of Dr. T. V. Subramanian

The concept of pro-active change and sustaining it formed the basis of the inaugural Dr. T V Subramnaian lecture, “Triums of creating and sustaining change,” by M S Jayaraman on June 24, 2009.
Mr. Jayraman spoke about the need for change makers to co-create and bring about a change in the mindset for pro-active change to [...]

116th Jayanthi Celebrations of Sri Maha Periyava

Sankara Nethralaya employees celebrated the 116th Jayanthi of Sri Mahaswami on June 7, 2009, at the MAHCYO block. Professor Vizhinathan shared his personal experiences with Mahaswami on the auspicious occasion.
Professor Vizhinathan gave the first in a series of discourses on Srimath Bhagavadham.
The discourses will be given every Thursday between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the [...]

International Nurses Day at Sankara Nethralaya

To commemorate International Nurses Day, Vice-Chairman T.S. Surendran delivered a lecture on its significance on May12.
A talk on ‘Infection Control Practices,’ was given by junior scientist M. Sowmya from the Microbiology department.
Highlighting the need for updating medical knowledge, Ms. Sowmya spoke on the importance of personal hygiene, sterilization of instruments and use of masks, all [...]

Honoring of Mr.Ashok Mehta

Mr. Ashok Kumar Mehta, a volunteer of Sankara Nethralaya Swan has been honoured by Rajasthan Association in Chennai with the “Rajasthan Shree Award” recently.The award was given to him by the Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan.Sankara Nethralaya, specifically the Swan would like to take this opportunity to recognize the achievements of [...]

Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya celebrates 5th anniversary

Navasuja Sankara Nethralaya (NSN), a unit of Sankara Nethralaya and a  multi-specialty ophthalmalogy Hospital completed 5 years of mission for vision, serving south Chennites.
SN’s ten specialists have examined 75,000 patients.  The Hospital offers  services to treat glaucoma, cataract and inter-ocular tests, treatment and surgery, all under one roof.
Dr. Vineet Ratra of NSN highlighted the facilities [...]

World Glaucoma Day – An Eye-opener

Diagnosing glaucoma is tricky, said Dr Sripriya Krishnamoorthy, ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya’s Shrimati Jadhavbai Nathmal Singhvee Glaucoma Department. To commemorate the World Glaucoma Day on 12 March, Sankara Nethralaya organised an open house here to promote glaucoma awareness. Its research revealed that 95 percent of the people with glaucoma knew not they had it, she [...]

Sri Maha Periyava Aradhana on 20.12.08

On 20.12.08 Sri Maha Periyava Aradhana function was held at the New Auditorium in the New Research Building.