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Malaysian optometry students to intern at Sankara Nethralaya

The Sankara Nethralaya Academy and Twintech University, Malaysia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable final year optometry students from Twintech University to intern at Sankara Nethralaya and hone their optometry skills.
The first batch of twenty optometry students has begun their four-month internship at Sankara Nethralaya. The students will be posted in all [...]

Alcon team visits SN

A three-member team from Alcon laboratories, USA, visited Sankara Nethralaya on June 1, 2010 to interact with doctors and students.
The team consisting of Mr. David W Stroman, Dr. Richard Garber and Ms. Gale Cupp visited the cornea, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma units as well as the research laboratories.
The Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Ocular Pathology and Bioinformatics [...]

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar at Sankara Nethralaya

Looks can be deceptive, they say, and when you meet Yoga guru Mr. BKS Iyengar you know why! One look at him and it’s hard to believe he is all of 91. Agile, humourous, humble, dedicated, disciplined, benevolent, one can probably run out of adjectives to describe Mr. Iyengar and his contributions in taking yoga [...]

SightFirst advisory committee at SN

Members of the SightFirst advisory committee visited Sankara Nethralaya on September 1, 2009 to evaluate and discuss the Lions-SN teleophthalmology Diabetic Retinopathy Programme. As part of this, the team also visited the facilities at Sankara Nethralaya, including the Jaslok Community Ophthalmic Centre.
The four-member team consisted of Mr. Joshua Friedman, Assistant Manager, SightFirst department, Lions Club [...]

Clinton Foundation officials visit Sankaranethralaya

Mr. Scott Taitel and Mr. Carlos Fernandez from the William J. Clinton Foundation, New York, visited Sankara Nethralaya on July 23, 2009. Mr. Taitel, who is Director Operations, and Mr. Fernandez, who is CEO of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative also visited JCOC to know more about the hospital’s efforts in providing quality eye [...]

DR Walter Semkiw Reincarnation Lecture

The former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, if one were to believe Dr. Walter Semkiw, was Tipu Sultan in his past lifetime. And his guru Vikram Sarabhai was Haidar Ali in his previous birth!
“Objective evidence of reincarnation,” a guest lecture by Dr. Walter Semkiw, discussed the salient features of reincarnation and the increasing role of objective [...]

Seminar on Steam Sterilization by Dr.Ulrich Kaiser

Kirti & Company and Medovation Products, Bangalore in collaboration with gke-mbH, Germany conducted a seminar on “Monitoring of Steam Sterilization Process in Hospitals” on June 8, 2009 at Sankara Nethralaya.
The seminar, which was conducted by Dr. U. Kaiser of M/s gke-mbH, Germany, looked into the micro-biological, technical and legal aspects of steam sterilization as per [...]

Guest Lecture by Dr.Mukesh Doble

Dr. Mukesh Doble, Prof. Bioengineering & Drug Design, IIT-Chennai, gave a talk on “Design of small molecules as an anti-infective and anti-inflammatory agent and synergism between natural compounds and antibiotics as antibacterial” at Sankara Nethralaya on June1.
Dr. Doble explained how he used bioinformatics and chemistry to design chalcone based drugs with antibacterial activity. Some of [...]

Urban Transport, a reality Check!

There was a time when the number of people who walked on our roads outnumbered the vehicles that plied on it. Today, the opposite holds true.
“Back to basics: urban transport policy, as if people and the environment mattered,” a guest lecture by Dr. Madhav Badami, Associate Director, School of Urban planning and McGill School of [...]

Nichal H Israni Visits SN

A well-wisher and donor Shri. Nichal H Israni, Chairman, Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd., Mumbai visited Sankara Nethralaya on 2nd April 2009.