Dr. SS Badrinath

OT & inpatient services inaugurated at SSSN

Following the successful inauguration of the OPD services at the Sri Srinivasa Sankara Nethralaya (SSSN), last year, the eye care centre inaugurated its in-patient services and two operation theatres on August 19, 2010. The services were inaugurated by Mr. IYR Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). Also present on the occasion were Sankara Nethralaya […]

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Honorary degree for Dr. Badrinath

Sankara Nethralaya Chairman Emeritus Dr. SS Badrinath will receive an honorary degree — the Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) Honoris Causa — from the University of Missouri. The honorary degree is the highest academic tribute that the University awards to recognize the achievements of individuals in their roles as citizens and leaders. Dr. Badrinath will be […]

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Independence Day celebrations

The untold sacrifices of the nation’s freedom fighters and its rich culture & heritage were recalled on the 64th Independence Day celebrations held at Sankara Nethralaya on August 15, 2010. Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Justice Ramasubramaniam extolled the greatness of the country and urged the people to carry forward “the value system inherited […]

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Annual meeting on ophthalmic research held

Nineteen scientists from the Vision Research Foundation participated at the 18th Indian Eye Research Group (IERG) meeting at Hyderabad held from July 31 to August 1, 2010. Held from 1992, the annual IERG meeting brings together investigators involved in different areas of basic and clinical eye research across India to discuss the latest research methodologies […]

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Breakthrough in stem cell therapy

A collaborative effort between the Vision Research Foundation and Nichi-In Biosciences has borne fruit with the invention of a novel procedure which will help treat diseases like persistent corneal ulcers, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and other severely damaging injuries to the corneal epithelium. In 2003, VRF scientists identified a synthetic material — the Mebiol Gel — which […]

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Mahila Shakha extends support to SN

The unstinting support received from society, coupled with the untiring efforts of all consultants and employees, has enabled Sankara Nethralaya emerge as an ophthalmic institution of great repute, Chairman Emeritus, Dr. SS Badrinath has said. The collective effort, from doctors and society, has enabled the ophthalmic hospital to expand its quality eye care services to […]

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