Sankara Nethralaya’s small presence in Bangalore has just gotten bigger and better. Following a Memorandum of Agreement with the Cauvery Medical Centre, the Ophthalmology unit at the institute will be run by Sankara Nethralaya (a unit of Medical Research Chennai). The Cauvery Medical Centre is a state-of-the-art institute offering services in all branches of medicine and Sankara Nethralaya has the distinction of being chosen to provide ophthalmic care at the centre.
The services were inaugurated by Dr. PR Krishnaswamy, Director Cauvery Medical Centre on September, 20, 2009 at a function held at the premises of the hospital. Other dignitaries included chief guest Swami Sukabhodhanandhaji, Dr. Chandrasekhara Shetty, Chief Technical Advisor, SightFirst, Lions Club Foundation, who was the guest of honour. Dr. G.R. Ravi Kumar, Chairman, Cauvery Medical Centre was felicitated on the occasion. Sankara Nethralaya well-wisher and donor (late) Jairam Reddy’s family was also honoured.
Sankara Nethralaya will now expand its existing services to include Surgery and Advanced diagnostics in ophthalmology including Ultrasonogram, Ocular Computed Tomography (OCT), Laser for Retinal conditions, YAG laser etc. The doctors will also perform Phacoemulsification surgery for Cataract, Glaucoma surgery and Squint surgery. Rapid diagnostic tests to diagnose ocular infections will also be undertaken. Besides the Out-patient area, 2 State-of-the-art Operation theaters have been constructed specifically for eye surgeries.
Some of the hospital’s foremost doctors from Chennai, including Dr. T.S.Surendran, Vice-Chairman and Director, Paediatric Surgery, Dr. Lingam Gopal, Director Research and one of the foremost Vitreo-retinal surgeons in the country, Dr. Tarun Sharma, Director, Vitreo-retinal services and Dr. Pramod Bhende, Senior Consultant and leading Vitreo-retinal surgeon, will visit the Bangalore centre on a regular basis.