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The story of a favourite Chennai landmark, launched at its birthplace

“Today is a grand celebration of Sankara Nethralaya’s passion for compassion” the compeer of the evening echoed the title of the book being launched with a sense of jubilation that captured the day’s spirit, the man whose passion had made him take time off his busy schedules and compeer the curtain raiser of the book [...]

Student volunteer from USA finds visit to Sankara Nethralaya most educative and fulfilling

I don’t think I can express in words how nervous I was the day before I visited the Sankara Nethralaya Academy. As a 15 year old girl who has not tried many things out of her comfort zone, I was certain this would be a great challenge. I had heard many great things about this [...]

A Seminar on ICT by the Sankara Nethralaya Academy

The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, a unit of medical Research Foundation, Chennai conducted a one-day Technical Seminar at Sankara Nethralaya under the theme “ICT in Healthcare now and beyond – Peeping into the future” on 31st May 2012.
The seminar presented an in depth picture of how Information & Communication Technology has seamlessly blended into the Healthcare [...]

Sankara Nethralaya staff members treated to a lively interlude

In keeping with its policy of keeping staff members well informed and abreast, the Sankara Nethralaya management had organized for a healthy diversion from their daily work with an interesting interlude providing plenty of food for thought by way of a lively talk on ‘Sri Padmanabaswamy Temple’ and its association with the Travancore Royal family [...]

People with low vision can be Independent!

The Lion’s Club of Central Madras have exhibited their concern for the visually impaired not only through their generous donations but also with some very thoughtful devices and gestures, readers would recall the gifting of the CCTV a wonderful assistive apparatus to the Low Vision Care Clinic, Sankara Nethralaya by Ms Viji Dileep a member [...]

Holistic Eye Care

Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, run by Medical and Vision Research Foundation, is a superspecialty institution for ophthalmic care receiving patients from all over the country. Each day, about 1500 patients are seen in the out-patient department of the hospital. And, about 120 surgeries are performed in the hospital, out of which 35 per cent are done [...]