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Crossing heights and hurdles in the journey of providing vision

The Mobile Eye Surgical Unit, Sankara Nethralaya’s operation theatre on wheels,in keeping with its avowed objective of taking the light of vision to the most remote and unreachable regions and to the most socially and economically backward communities commenced its noble journey from Sankara Nethralaya, Main campus, Chennai to the hilly terrain of Vellimalai located [...]

The Mobile Eye Surgical Unit (MESU) crosses a major landmark

It was a jubilant and momentous occasion for every member of the teams involved in developing and operating the Mobile Eye Surgical Units (MESU) the first of its kind operation theater on wheels, a medico engineering marvel developed jointly by IIT-Madras and Sankara Nethralaya, with a view to taking the most advanced cataract surgery totally [...]

The Madras Round Table – 1 reiterates its commitment to eradicating blindness in the country

The Madras Round Table -1 and its illustrious member Shri Arvind Swami are no new faces to the Sankara Nethralaya family, the service organization and its large hearted member have been old friends of the institution and have been consistently supporting its cause for many years. The Madras Round Table -1 celebrated its 55th glorious [...]

Quality eye care rolls by road to the closed communities of rural Tamil Nadu

The Mobile Eye Surgical Unit, Sankara Nethralaya’s operation theatre on wheels took off on yet another sojourn of relief and care to the underprivileged citizens living in the backward and interiors pockets of the State. The Outdoor Eye Care team comprising of Dr P.S. Rajesh, Senior Consultant, V.Sivakumar, Administrator, Jaslok Community Ophthalmology Center, Shri Chandra [...]

Sankara Nethralaya intensifies assault on cataract caused blindness

As a part of its continuing efforts against cataract and other debilitating eye ailments, the Sankara Nethralaya in collaboration with the IIT-Madras launched a strategic offensive against the rising instance of cataract caused blindness through a jointly developed ‘Mobile eye surgical unit’. This first of its kind operation theatre on wheels is intended primarily to [...]